More Facts About the HVACR and Water Heating Industry
1AHRI, ACCA, HARDI data
2Bureau of Labor Statistics–Current Employment Statistics
3[DOE] Department of Energy. 2011 Buildings Energy Data Book.
(Table 2.1.5) D&R International, March 2012.
4[DOE] Department of Energy. 2011 Buildings Energy Data Book.
(Table 3.1.4) D&R International, March 2012.
5U.S. Census Bureau “Characteristics of New Single-Family Houses Reports” 2010
9[EIA] Energy Information Administration. (2013, February 12). Today in Energy.
10[EIA] Energy Information Administration. (2013, February 12). Today in Energy.
The Role of AHRI
HVACR and water heating equipment can account for a large percentage of the energy used in residential and commercial buildings. In both situations, however, the question is: how do architects, building owners, contractors, and homeowners know the equipment they intend to install will actually perform as claimed? The answer is actually simple: install equipment certified by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
AHRI’s certification program is globally recognized and industry respected, consistently demonstrating that performance claims have been independently measured and verified by a third-party laboratory. Upon verification, the AHRI Certified© mark is applied to the product to serve as a visual statement of conformance. Certified products are listed in the AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance (www.ahridirectory.org).
The air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and water heating industry represents over one million jobs in the United States.
Today’s total is more than 1,062,624 U.S. jobs.
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