There are many groups offering information on air conditioning. The following groups are just a few that can assist you in increasing your air conditioning efficiency. Some of these organizations provide only materials appropriate for professionals in the air conditioning industry.
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) 4301 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 425Arlington, VA22203 (703) 524-8800 Fax: (703) 528-3816 www.ari.org ARI represents manufacturers of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating equipment and has consumer brochures on a variety of topics.
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 1791 Tullie Circle, N.E.Atlanta, GA30329 (404) 636-8400 Fax: (404) 321-5478 www.ashrae.org ASHRAE is organized solely for the purpose of advancing the arts and science of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education, and publications.
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) 1513 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 483-9370 Fax: (202) 234-4721 www.acca.org The Air Conditioning Contractors of America is the most active and widely recognized organization representing contractors in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry.
EnergyStar® Program 1-888-STAR-YES e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.energystar.gov ENERGY STAR®-labeled products, including heating and cooling equipment, use less energy than other products and save you money on utility bills. These products are made by all major manufacturers and are available at stores everywhere.
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) 1679 Clear Lake RoadCocoa, FL32922 (407) 638-1000 Fax: (407) 638-1010 www.fsec.ucf.edu FSEC provides information on building in hot, humid climates.
For more information about cooling and air conditioning, as well as on a wealth of other energy-efficiency topics, contact:
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC) P.O. Box 3048Merrifield, VA22116 (800) 363-3732 (800-DOE-EREC) Fax: (703) 893-0400 E-mail: email@example.com www.eren.doe.gov/consumerinfo EREC provides free general and technical information to the public on many topics and technologies pertaining to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The following publications provide more information on air conditioning. The list does not cover all the available books, reports, and articles on air conditioning, nor is the mention of any publication a recommendation or endorsement.
ASHRAE Journal, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), 1791 Tullie Circle N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329-2305, monthly trade magazine.
"Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings", A. Wilson and J. Morrill, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20036, 1998.
Home Energy, The Magazine of Residential Energy Conservation, 2124 Kitteredge, #95, Berkeley, CA94704, monthly trade magazine. For example, the May/June 1995 issue had an article about properly sizing air conditioning systems.
Consumer Reports, The Consumers Union of the United States, Inc., 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703, (800) 234-1645 (subscriptions and back issues). "Chill Out: A Guide to Air Conditioning," (63:6) pp. 36-42, June 1998. "Cool It (Room/Window Air Conditioners)" (64:6) pp. 35-37, June 1999.
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