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

The full February 2020 Statistical Release with color graphs is available here.

Residential Storage Water Heaters

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for February 2020 increased 1.1 percent, to 361,357 units, up from 357,390 units shipped in February 2019. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 13 percent in February 2020 to 379,599 units, up from 335,993 units shipped in February 2019.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters decreased 5.7 percent, to 745,570, compared to 790,654 shipped during that same period in 2019. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 3.2 percent year-to-date, to 765,890 units, compared to 741,921 shipped during the same period in 2019.

Commercial Storage Water Heaters

Commercial gas storage water heater shipments decreased 0.4 percent in February 2020, to 7,276 units, down from 7,303 units shipped in February 2019. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 8.2 percent in February 2020, to 12,695 units, up from 11,732 units shipped in February 2019.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of commercial gas storage water heaters increased 3.1 percent, to 14,483 units, compared with 14,045 units shipped during the same period in 2019. Year-to-date commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 6.7 percent, to 25,321 units, up from 23,723 units shipped during the same period in 2019.

Warm Air Furnaces

U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for February 2020 decreased 17.9 percent, to 202,583 units, down from 246,778 units shipped in February 2019. Oil warm air furnace shipments decreased 5.1 percent, to 2,255 units in February 2020, down from 2,377 units shipped in February 2019.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces decreased 10.2 percent, to 430,289 units, compared with 479,099 units shipped during the same period in 2019. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of oil warm air furnaces decreased 21.7 percent, to 4,653 units, compared with 5,945 units shipped during the same period in 2019

Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps

U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 558,853 units in February 2020, up 5.8 percent from 528,416 units shipped in February 2019. U.S. shipments of air conditioners increased 3.3 percent, to 325,697 units, up from 315,183units shipped in February 2019. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 9.3 percent, to 233,156 units, up from 213,233 units shipped in February 2019.

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 4.9 percent, to 1,099,032, up from 1,047,404 units shipped during the same period in2019. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 5.9 percent, to 634,008 units, up from 598,681 units shipped during the same period in 2019. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 3.6 percent, to 465,024, up from 448,723 units shipped during the same period in 2019.

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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