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February 2016

U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

 

Residential Storage Water Heaters

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for February 2016 decreased 8.5 percent to 353,287 units, down from 385,946 units shipped in February 2015. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 19.5 percent in February 2016 to 334,638 units, down from 415,585 units shipped in February 2015.

For the year-to-date, U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters decreased 11.4 percent to 706,995, compared to 798,356 units shipped during the same period in 2015. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 20.3 percent year-to-date to 655,703 units, compared to 822,438 units shipped during the same period in 2015.

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Commercial Storage Water Heaters

Commercial gas storage water heater shipments decreased 7.0 percent in February 2016 to 8,662 units, down from 9,312 units shipped in February 2015. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 27.7 percent in February 2016 to 9,169 units, up from 7,181 units shipped in February 2015.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of commercial gas storage water heaters decreased 8.8 percent to 15,787 units, compared with 17,303 units shipped during the same period in 2015. Year-to-date commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 28.8 percent to 16,365 units, up from 12,705 units shipped during the same period in 2015.

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Warm Air Furnaces

U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for February 2016 increased 9.2 percent to 193,299 units, up from 177,007 units shipped in February 2015. Oil warm air furnace shipments decreased 0.5 percent to 2,544 units in February 2016, down from 2,557 units shipped in February 2015.

   

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces increased 4.7 percent to 388,647 units, compared with 371,064 units shipped during the same period in 2015. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of oil warm air furnaces increased 9.3 percent to 5,888, compared with 5,385 units shipped during the same period in 2015.

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Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps

U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 437,420 units in February 2016, down 8.1 percent from 475,929 units shipped in February 2015. U.S. shipments of air conditioners decreased 6.8 percent to 275,381 units, down from 295,479 units shipped in February 2015. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps decreased 10.2 percent to 162,039 units, down from 180,450 units shipped in February 2015.

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps decreased 9.8 percent to 861,522 units, down from 955,413 units shipped in February 2015. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners decreased 8.7 percent to 532,997 units, down from 583,840 units shipped during the same period in 2015. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments decreased 11.6 percent to 328,525 units, down from 371,573 units shipped during the same period in 2015.

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U.S. Manufacturers’ Shipments of Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps

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BTUHs of 64.9 and below are for residential units; 65.0 and above for commercial.

NOTE:A shipment is defined as when a unit transfers ownership; a consignment is not a transfer of ownership. Industry data is aggregated from the information supplied by AHRI member companies that participate in the statistics program and may be subject to revision. Published year-to-date data is inclusive of all revisions. No other AHRI data (e.g., by state or region) is available to the general public other than that published. AHRI does not conduct any market forecasting and is not qualified to discuss market trends.