Combined U.S. factory shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for May totaled 739,647, up 8.5% from May 2006 shipments, according to the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI).
Year-to-date combined U.S. factory shipments totaled
2.6 million, down 17% from the same period last year. Heat pump shipments for
May totaled 198,911, down 4.6% from May 2006 shipments. Year-to-date heat pump
shipments totaled 812,619, down 14% from the same period last year. For the
full news release,
July 9, 2007 - May Central AC, Heat Pump Shipments Outpace Past Two-Year Totals
July 9, 2007