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July 2015

U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

 

Residential Storage Water Heaters

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for July 2015 increased 3.5 percent, to 329,896 units, up from 318,733 units shipped in July 2014. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 15.1 percent in July 2015 to 266,777 units, down from 314,283 units shipped in July 2014.

For the year-to-date, U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 7.4 percent, to 2,783,727, compared to 2,591,340 units shipped during the same period in 2014. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 4.2 percent year-to-date, to 2,579,986 units, compared to 2,474,912 units shipped during the same period in 2014.

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Commercial Storage Water Heaters

Commercial gas storage water heater shipments increased 0.2 percent in July 2015 to 7,143 units, up from 7,128 units shipped in July 2014. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 14.3 percent in July 2015 to 6,999 units, up from 6,122 units shipped in July 2014.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of commercial gas storage water heaters increased 5.7 percent, to 60,071 units, compared with 56,841 units shipped during the same period in 2014. Year-to-date commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 13.3 percent to 49,732 units, up from 43,901 units shipped during the same period in 2014.

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Warm Air Furnaces

U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for July 2015 increased 13.1 percent to 221,563 units, up from 195,905 units shipped in July 2014. Oil warm air furnace shipments decreased 0.3 percent to 1,899 units in July 2015, down from 1,905 units shipped in July 2014.

   

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces increased 1.2 percent to 1,442,979 units, compared with 1,426,426 units shipped during the same period in 2014. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of oil warm air furnaces increased 12.4 percent to 16,007, compared with 14,237 units shipped during the same period in 2014.

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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 726,607 units in July 2015, up 2.3 percent from 710,279 units shipped in July 2014. U.S. shipments of air conditioners increased 4.8 percent to 506,914 units, up from 483,850 units shipped in July 2014. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps decreased 3.0 percent to 219,693 units, down from 226,429 units shipped in July 2014.

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 2.3 percent, to 4,647,076 units, up from 4,541,415 units shipped in July 2014. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 2.6 percent to 3,095,315 units, up from 3,016,398 units shipped during the same period in 2014. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 1.8 percent to 1,551,761 units, up from 1,525,017 units shipped during the same period in 2014.

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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.