U.S. factory shipments of both residential and commercial heating and cooling equipment increased in June, with the largest growth coming from warm air furnaces, according to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
Residential Water HeatersU.S. shipments of residential gas water heaters have increased 11 percent, to 2,119,820 units, compared to 1,914,465 units shipped during the same period in 2009. Residential electric water heater shipments increased 3 percent year-to-date, to 1,990,401 units, compared to 1,925,878 units shipped at the same time last year.
Commercial Water HeatersYear-to-date U.S. shipments of commercial gas water heaters also increased 4 percent, to 42,102 units, compared with 40,331 units shipped during the same period in 2009. Year-to-date commercial electric water heater shipments increased a small 1 percent to 29,620 units from the same time in 2009.
Warm Air FurnacesAgain, the biggest increase was see on the warm air side. U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces increased 18 percent, which grew from 895,614 units shipped during the same period in 2009 to 1,059,502 units in 2010. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of oil warm air furnaces increased 16 percent to 21,491 units, compared with 18,469 units shipped during the previous year.
Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat PumpsYear-to-date combined shipments of residential central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 6 percent, to 2,949,141 units, up from 2,785,134 units shipped in June 2009. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners also increased 5 percent, to 1,959,845 units, up from 1,867,674 units shipped during the same period in 2009. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 8 percent, to 989,296 units, up from 917,460 units shipped during the same period in 2009.
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