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AHRI Releases April 2019 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

Residential Storage Water Heaters

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for April 2019 decreased 8.2 percent, to 367,028 units, down from 399,822 units shipped in April 2018. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 6.1 percent in April 2019 to 341,834 units, down from 363,953 units shipped in April 2018.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters decreased 2.2 percent, to 1,544,800, compared to 1,580,270 shipped during that same period in 2018. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 1.7 percent year-to-date, to 1,442,421 units, compared to 1,468,015 shipped during the same period in 2018.

Commercial Storage Water Heaters

Commercial gas storage water heater shipments decreased 13.3 percent in April 2019, to 7,404 units, down from 8,539 units shipped in April 2018. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 7 percent in April 2019, to 13,395 units, up from 12,516 units shipped in April 2018.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of commercial gas storage water heaters decreased 8.1 percent, to 31,183 units, compared with 33,913 units shipped during the same period in 2018. Year-to-date commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 7.7 percent, to 51,022 units, up from 47,389 units shipped during the same period in 2018.

Warm Air Furnaces

U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for April 2019 increased 18 percent, to 272,138 units, up from 230,560 units shipped in April 2018. Oil warm air furnace shipments increased 54.3 percent, to 2,725 units in April 2019, up from 1,766 units shipped in April 2018.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces increased 13.6 percent, to 1,103,145 units, compared with 970,701 units shipped during the same period in 2018. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of oil warm air furnaces increased 20.9 percent, to 11,542 units, compared with 9,546 units shipped during the same period in 2018.

Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps

U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 743,068 units in April 2019, up 1.4 percent from 732,858 units shipped in April 2018. U.S. shipments of air conditioners decreased 0.1 percent, to 488,907 units, down from 489,558 units shipped in April 2018. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 4.5 percent, to 254,161 units, up from 243,300 units shipped in April 2018.

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 1.7 percent, to 2,604,077, up from 2,559,978 units shipped during the same period in 2018. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 0.7 percent, to 1,602,941 units, up from 1,591,978 units shipped during the same period in 2018. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 3.4 percent, to 1,001,136, up from 968,000 units shipped during the same period in 2018.

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

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 can 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. For previous monthly shipment releases and historical data, please see http://www.ahrinet.org/statistics.

About AHRI

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI’s 300+ member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world.

 

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