AHRI: Supporting Nationwide and Global Industry

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of HVACR and water heating equipment within the global industry.

AHRI’s 315 member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world, and account for more than 90 percent of HVACR and water heating residential and commercial equipment manufactured and sold in North America.

AHRI advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government, working to ensure that members’ interests are included in final drafts of legislation. We also have a certification program that is relied heavily upon by regulators for accurate and unbiased evaluation of heating, water heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and commercial refrigeration equipment. Lastly, AHRI develops industry-recognized performance standards for industry equipment. These three tiers are at AHRI’s core.

Aside from these three tiers, AHRI is viewed as a resource for industry shipment data, education and workforce information, and research. AHRI is an industry powerhouse, providing our members with one industry voice, both domestically and abroad.

Mission Statement

To be the advocate of North American HVACR and water heater manufacturers and a global leader of the industry.
Strategic Objectives:

  • To have global influence on and be the source of HVACR and water heating equipment performance standards, certification programs, and information
  • To be the leading, recognized, indispensable voice in the development of environmental and energy policy impacting the industry
  • To promote the health and well-being of the industry and raise the awareness and image of the industry among all stakeholders
  • Facilitate members’ compliance with regulatory requirements
AHRI is a North American Trade Association with Global Interests and Services