AHRI Releases January 2019 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data
Residential Storage Water Heaters
U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for January 2019 increased 11.7 percent to 433,264 units, up from 387,945 units shipped in January 2018. Residential electric storage water heater shipment saw a 13.6 percent increase in January 2019 to 405,928 units, up from 357,365 units shipped in January 2018.
Commercial Storage Water Heaters
Commercial gas storage water heater shipments decreased 12.3 percent in January 2019 to 6,742 units, down from 7,685 units shipped in January 2018. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 10.7 percent in January 2019 to 11,991 units, up from 10,829 units shipped in January 2018.
Warm Air Furnaces
U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for January 2019 decreased 11.6 percent to 232,321 units, down from 262,744 units shipped in January 2018. Oil warm air furnace shipments increased 10.6 percent to 3,568 units in January 2019, up from 3,226 units shipped in January 2018.
Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps
U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 518,988 units in January 2019, up 7.5 percent from 482,671 units shipped in January 2018. U.S. shipments of air conditioners increased 6.2 percent to 283,498 units, up from 266,857 units shipped in January 2018. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 9.1 percent to 235,490 units, up from 215,814 units shipped in January 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 could 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.
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.