AHRI Releases March 2021 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data
Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat
U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 925,031 units in March 2021, up
8.6 percent from 851,939 units shipped in March 2020. U.S. shipments of air conditioners increased 5.4 percent, to 576,646 units, up from 546,992 units shipped in March 2020. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 14.2 percent, to 348,385 units, up from 304,947 units shipped in March 2020.
Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 15.3 percent, to 2,248,729 units, up from 1,950,971 units shipped during the same period in 2020. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 14.2 percent, to 1,348,522 units, up from 1,181,000 units shipped during the same period in 2020. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 16.9 percent, to 900,207, up from 769,971 units shipped during the same period in 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.
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.