Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute members said they are ramping up production to meet demand for boilers, furnaces and heat pumps in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

“Manufacturers could not have predicted this spike in demand during what is typically a slower manufacturing period for heating products,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “But they are making every effort to provide these products to consumers and small businesses as quickly as possible so their lives can begin to return to normal,” he said.

The AHRI represents most of the major North American makers of HVACR equipment.