AHAM Puts Appliance Directories on its Web Site
To verify the manufacturers' claims and to help retailers and consumers select AHAM-certified home appliances, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers put several product directories on its Web site, www.aham.org. Those include directories for refrigerators and freezers, dehumidifiers, room air conditioners and portable room air cleaners.
"One of the initiatives we're embarking on is a greater promotion to the retail sector of our certification programs," said Joe McGuire, AHAM's president.
In an effort "to make (its) certification programs more consumer friendly and more meaningful to a retailer," AHAM, according to McGuire, currently runs five different programs, verifying performance ratings of the member manufacturers' products, such as capacity for refrigerators and clean-air delivery for air cleaners.