ARI ANNOUNCES NEW CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

ARLINGTON, VA -- Following three years of development, The Air-C Indoor Pool Dehumidifiers Certification Program. The certification program, based on ARI Standard 910, Indoor Pool Dehumidifiers, initiated in 1999 by the Indoor Pool Dehumidifier Product Section, covers factory made residential, commercial and industrial pool dehumidifiers. In its certification programs, ARI verifies manufacturers' certified performance ratings of industry products in continuous and extensive laboratory testing. Units, randomly selected, are tested using procedures stipulated in ARI Standard 910 to verify that they meet the manufacturers' certified published performance ratings. Participation in ARI's certification programs is voluntary and open to members and non-members of ARI on an equal basis. "ARI certified products are sought worldwide because of the integrity of the certification program," said Reinhold Kittler, chairman of the Indoor Pool Dehumidifiers product section. "Our section's current activities are aimed at enhancing that position and image for our members and those depending on our ARI certified equipment." An indoor pool dehumidifier provides the function of dehumidifying, air circulation, air reheating and may include the function of air cooling, air filtration, pool water heating and air-to-air heat recovery. An indoor pool dehumidifier typically consists of one or more factory-made assemblies, which include an indoor cooling/dehumidifying coil, an air reheat coil, compressor(s) and an air-moving device. It may also include a refrigerant condenser-pool water heater, an auxiliary refrigerant condenser, air-cooled or water cooled, the introduction of outdoor air for ventilation, the discharge of exhaust air and an air-to-air heat recovery device. For almost 50 years, one of the strengths of ARI has been its product performance rating certification programs. Growing from the first unitary air conditioner equipment certification program to 24 certification programs today, the ARI certification emblem assures consumers that the products they are buying - those used in homes, large office buildings and all structures in-between, will perform as claimed. Consumers, equipment specifiers, building owners, architects, engineers, builders, contractors and manufacturers benefit from ARI's certification programs. For more information contact Joel Solis, ARI certification engineer, at [email protected]. The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute is the trade association representing manufacturers of more than 90 percent of North American produced central air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment. This and other news items may be found on the Internet at ARI's World Wide Web homepage, www.ari.org.

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