Rated Versus Certified
What is the difference between certified and rated?
Any manufacturer can claim they have followed the prescribed AHRI Standard rating methodology and claim the equipment has been “rated in accordance” with that standard. However, only those manufacturers that successfully participate in AHRI’s certification programs can claim that their qualifying products are “AHRI Certified ®."
Look for the AHRI Certified mark on HVACR equipment and components or search for certified products listed in the Directory of Certified Product Performance.