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AHRI Releases January 2021 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

The full January 2021 Statistical Release with color graphs is available here.

Residential Storage Water Heaters

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for January 2021 increased 3.4 percent to 397,342 units, up from 384,213 units shipped in January 2020. Residential electric storage water heater shipment saw a 2.4 percent increase in January 2021 to 395,640 units, up from 386,291 units shipped in January 2020.

Commercial Storage Water Heaters

Commercial gas storage water heater shipments decreased 7.8 percent in January 2021 to 6,642 units, down from 7,207 units shipped in January 2020. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments decreased 7 percent in January 2021 to 11,737 units, down from 12,626 units shipped in January 2020.

Warm Air Furnaces

U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for January 2021 increased 55.9 percent to 355,097 units, up from 227,706 units shipped in January 2020. Oil warm air furnace shipments increased 49.9 percent to 3,595 units in January 2021, up from 2,398 units shipped in January 2020.

Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps

U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 685,926 units in January 2021, up 27 percent from 540,179 units shipped in January 2020. U.S. shipments of air conditioners increased 32.6 percent to 408,831 units, up from 308,311 units shipped in January 2020. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 19.5 percent to 277,095 units, up from 231,868 units shipped in January 2020.

Notes and FAQs

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 public other than that published. AHRI does not conduct any market forecasting and is not qualified to discuss market trends. BTUHs of 64.9 and below are for residential units; 65.0 and above for commercial. For previous monthly shipment releases and historical data, please see http://www.ahrinet.org/statistics.
1. How do my colleagues subscribe to the report? Go to http://www.ahrinet.org/statisticsand click on Subscribe.
2. Does this data represent shipments to the United States only or are shipments outside of the United States included? This data represents shipments to customers in the United States only.
3. Do you provide U.S. data by state? That data is not available publicly.
4. Is historical data available in Excel? It is available monthly reflecting exactly the data presented in the monthly public release.
5. Can I purchase additional industry data from AHRI? No, AHRI Statistics data are not for sale.
6. How much of the industry does the data represent? Although we cannot get into specifics about how much of the industry the data represents, in general, AHRI is one of the largest trade associations in the nation, representing more than 300 heating, water heating, ventilation, air conditioning and commercial refrigeration manufacturers within the global HVACR industry. AHRI’s 300+ member companies account for more than 90 percent of the residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment manufactured and sold in North America.

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.