Emerson Launches Online HVAC Resource for Homeowners and Contractors

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST

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AC & Heating Connect provides insights, articles and resources to make sense out
of heating and cooling
ST. LOUIS--(Business Wire)--
R-410A, SEER, AFUE and IAQ might sound like alphabet soup to most homeowners,
but that terminology can make a world of difference when it comes to a home`s
level of comfort and the energy bill at the end of the month. Unfortunately,
while most people understand why "miles-per-gallon" is important to consider
when purchasing a car, they don`t take into consideration similar measures of
efficiency or performance when investing in one of the most important functions
in a home: the air conditioning and heating system. To help homeowners make
better decisions about their heating and cooling needs, Emerson Climate
Technologies, a business segment of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), has launched AC &
Heating Connect (www.ac-heatingconnect.com). 

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than 3 million HVAC systems fail each
year, often at the hottest or coldest times, putting most homeowners in a bind
to make a quick decision instead of the smart one. "Most people tend to ask
relatives or neighbors for advice when faced with this situation, but they often
can`t provide the most informed answers since these types of major decisions
tend to only be made once or twice in a lifetime," said Frank Landwehr, vice
president of marketing at Emerson Climate Technologies. "AC & Heating Connect
gives homeowners a place to go for fact-based, objective answers when faced with
an untimely HVAC repair or replacement." 

AC & Heating Connect is divided into sections for homeowners, facility managers,
and HVAC contractors, with varying levels of technical detail in each section.
Homeowners can find unbiased information about how heating and cooling systems
work, tips and best practices for maximizing efficiency and comfort, and
resources to make smarter decisions, such as an HVAC glossary and questions to
ask a contractor. 

Other HVAC professionals and contractors are given industry insights and
real-world tools to help them engage with their customers and improve their
business along with access to more technical information after registering on
the site. 

"There are other sites that provide information on HVAC systems, but our
research shows that homeowners need a better way to make sense of the complex
terminology and regulation changes facing them today," said Landwehr. "There are
other resources for contractors, but we found they want help connecting with
homeowners and building that level of trust and understanding which comes from
sharing the common information found on a single site." 

What sets AC & Heating Connect apart from other help sites is the level of
detail and objective support provided to homeowners and contractors. Emerson
Climate Technologies is not planning to promote specific products or solutions
on the site and is not supporting the site through outside sponsorships. "We
hope to be a one-stop shop for people looking for answers to questions about
their HVAC equipment," said Landwehr. 

For more information visit: www.ac-heatingconnect.com

About Emerson Climate Technologies

Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world`s
leading provider of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions for
residential, industrial, and commercial applications. The group combines
best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, and
educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated
climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies`
innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland
Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food, and protect the
environment. Learn more about Emerson Climate Technologies products and services
at www.EmersonClimate.com. 

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in
bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for
customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The
company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial
Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential
Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit
www.Emerson.com.

For Emerson
Rob Amberg, 314-982-7790
rob.amberg@fleishman.com

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