State Priorities

AHRI’s State Government Affairs Committee (SGAC) combines professionals from every facet of the industry to ensure all our members’ priorities are represented at the state level. AHRI works in a myriad of states each year to promote industry priorities with state legislators, policy makers, utilities, and national organizations.

Our state-level priorities for 2017, as identified by the SGAC, are the following:

  • Efficiency Standards/Programs
    • Ensuring that efficiency standards for HVACR and water heating equipment are uniform throughout the United States and do not conflict with federal requirements. Uniform standards help maintain a level playing field for businesses and keep our products affordable for consumers.
  • Safety Campaign on Proper Grounding
    • Supporting efforts to ensure that homeowners and home inspectors are made aware of the need to have properly grounded equipment when connecting gas sources to appliances.
  • Early Retirement Programs
    • Working with state legislators and other policy makers to support programs that would incentivize consumers to replace older, less efficient HVACR and water heating equipment with newer, more efficient equipment. More efficient equipment can lower energy costs for consumers and help reduce overall energy consumption.
  • Additional Priorities
    • In addition to working on the priorities outlined above, AHRI also works on other policies at the state level, such as:
      • Confidential Business information
      • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
      • Chemicals of Concern
      • Right to Repair
      • Workforce Development

For more information, please contact the AHRI Government Relations team.