After the damage experienced along the East Coast by Hurricane Sandy, many homeowners may need to install new furnaces or air conditioners right away. To help affected homeowners, Rheem - through its KwikComfort Financing program with GE Capital - will offer a special financing option from Nov. 15 until Feb. 28, 2013, to residents in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.

Consumers can take advantage of no monthly interest if they pay for their unit in full within nine months (

“Rheem operated out of New York City from 1938 until 2006, and we still have offices in the Chrysler Building,” saidJR Jones, president and CEO of Rheem. “Seeing New York City - our home for nearly 70 years - heavily impacted by Superstorm Sandy right at the onset of the winter months has moved us. Hundreds of thousands of people caught in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy have witnessed unimaginable damage to their homes, and we’re committed to helping during this recovery period.”

In addition, Rheem will donate $2 to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy for every non-weatherized residential furnace that the company ships to its Rheem and Ruud distributor partners in the affected areas. And the company will lead an online fundraising initiative for the American Red Cross.