The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) recently reported that shipments of a/c and heat pumps are down, as well as furnaces and water heaters for the year-to-date.

The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute ( AHRI) recently reported that shipments of a/c and heat pumps are down, as well as furnaces and water heaters for the year-to-date.

Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps

Combined shipments totaled 955,317 for the year-to-date, down 24 percent compared with the same period last year. Heat pump shipments totaled 355,603, a 20 percent drop compared with the same period last year.
See charts of combined shipments by month and by cooling capacity.

Warm Air Furnaces

U.S. factory shipments of gas-fired, warm-air furnaces totaled 418,338, a 20.8 percent drop compared with the same period last year. Oil furnace shipments for the year-to-date totaled 10,147, a 26 percent drop compared with the same period last year.

Storage Water Heaters

For the year-to-date, about 991,304 residential gas water heaters have been shipped, a 6.1 percent drop compared with the same period a year ago. Also, about 965,983 residential electric storage water heaters have been shipped, a 10.6 percent drop compared to the same period last year.

Commercial electric water heater shipments totaled 15,200 for the year-to-date are 12.2 percent behind total shipments of this product during the same period last year (17,313). Commercial gas water heater shipments totaled 21,349 for the year-to-date are down 9.3 percent, compared with the same period a year ago (23,548).


Source: AHRI