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Oct. 30, 2013: August A/C Shipments Down, Heat Pump Shipments Up

Year-to-Date Heat Pump Shipments Up 16 Percent

ARLINGTON, Va. — United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 500,813 units in August 2013, down 2.9 percent from 515,530 units shipped in August 2012, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). U.S. shipments of central air conditioners decreased 5.7 percent, to 347,718 units, down from 368,650 units shipped in August 2012. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 4.2 percent, to 153,095 units, up from 146,880 units shipped in August 2012.

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 9 percent, to 4,760,730 units, up from 4,368,522 units shipped in August 2012. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 6.1 percent, to 3,280,528 units, up from 3,092,220 units shipped during the same period in 2012. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 16 percent, to 1,480,202 units, up from 1,276,302 units shipped during the same period in 2012.