AHRI releases September and October 2011 U.S. heating and cooling equipment shipment data

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment. AHRI provides regular reports on the sales of a variety of equipment. Offered below is the data for September and October 2011.


Residential Storage Water Heaters ‘ U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for September 2011 increased 28 percent, to 356,694 units, up from 278,165 units shipped in September 2010.  Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 17 percent in September 2011, to 325,169 units, up from 276,952 units shipped in September 2010.


U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for October 2011 increased 11 percent, to 296,916 units, up from 268,723 units shipped in October 2010.  Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 8 percent in October 2011, to 292,981 units, up from 272,170 units shipped in October 2010.


For the year-to-date, U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters decreased 0.5 percent, to 3,256,173 units, compared to 3,272,572 units shipped during the same period in 2010.  Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 2 percent year-to-date, to 3,080,205 units, compared to 3,126,597 units shipped during the same period in 2010.


Commercial Storage Water Heaters ‘ Commercial gas storage water heater shipments increased 11 percent in September 2011, to 6,268 units, up from 5,658 units shipped in September 2010.  Commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 2 percent in September 2011, to 5,102 units, up from 5,021 units shipped in September 2010.


Commercial gas storage water heater shipments increased 9 percent in October 2011, to 5,809 units, up from 5,333 units shipped in October 2010.  Commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 14 percent in October 2011, to 4,955 units, up from 4,366 units shipped in October 2010.


Year-to-date U.S. shipments of commercial gas storage water heaters increased 2 percent, to 66,882 units, compared with 65,824 units shipped during the same period in 2010.  Year-to-date commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 2 percent to 50,353 units, up from 49,222 units shipped during the same period in 2010. 


Warm Air Furnaces ‘ U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for September 2011 decreased 8 percent, to 258,147 units, down from 280,097 units shipped in September 2010. Oil warm air furnace shipments decreased 28 percent, to 6,666 units in September 2011, down from 9,233 units shipped in September 2010.


U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for October 2011 decreased 9 percent, to 200,470 units, down from 219,677 units shipped in October 2010. Oil warm air furnace shipments increased 8 percent, to 6,199 units in October 2011, up from 5,745 units shipped in October 2010.


Year-to-date U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces decreased 8 percent, to 1,722,227 units, compared with 1,925,791 units shipped during the same period in 2010.  Year-to-date U.S. shipments of oil warm air furnaces decreased 12 percent to 38,217 units, compared with 43,391 units shipped during the same period in 2010.


Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps ‘ U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 403,984 units in September 2011, up 5 percent from 383,921 units shipped in September 2010. U.S. shipments of air conditioners increased 8 percent, to 273,406 units, up from 252,370 units shipped in September 2010. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps decreased .7 percent, to 130,578 units, down from 131,551 units shipped in September 2010.


U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 235,603 units in October 2011, down 8 percent from 255,828 units shipped in October 2010. U.S. shipments of air conditioners decreased 8 percent, to 149,048 units, down from 162,370 units shipped in October 2010. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps decreased 7 percent, to 86,555 units, down from 93,458 units shipped in October 2010.


Year-to-date combined shipments of residential central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 10 percent, to 5,005,004 units, up from 4,539,008 units shipped in October 2010. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 13 percent, to 3,425,467 units, up from 3,033,502 units shipped during the same period in 2010. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 5 percent, to 1,579,537 units, up from 1,505,506 units shipped during the same period in 2010.


*NOTE: Industry figures are estimates derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies and are subject to revision.


 

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