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

Residential Storage Water Heaters

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for May 2019 decreased 15.1 percent, to 357,513 units, down from 421,140 units shipped in May 2018. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 8.8 percent in May 2019 to 343,390 units, down from 376,621 units shipped in May 2018.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters decreased 5 percent, to 1,902,313, compared to 2,001,410 shipped during that same period in 2018. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 3.2 percent year-to-date, to 1,785,811 units, compared to 1,844,636 shipped during the same period in 2018.

Commercial Storage Water Heaters

Commercial gas storage water heater shipments decreased 16.1 percent in May 2019, to 7,390 units, down from 8,804 units shipped in May 2018. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 5.1 percent in May 2019, to 13,452 units, up from 12,794 units shipped in May 2018.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of commercial gas storage water heaters decreased 9.7 percent, to 38,573 units, compared with 42,717 units shipped during the same period in 2018. Year-to-date commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 7.1 percent, to 64,474 units, up from 60,183 units shipped during the same period in 2018.

Warm Air Furnaces

U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for May 2019 increased 4.6 percent, to 290,143 units, up from 277,258 units shipped in May 2018. Oil warm air furnace shipments increased 39 percent, to 2,703 units in May 2019, up from 1,944 units shipped in May 2018.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces increased 11.6 percent, to 1,393,288 units, compared with 1,247,959 units shipped during the same period in 2018. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of oil warm air furnaces increased 24 percent, to 14,245 units, compared with 11,490 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 1,005,646 units in May 2019, up 3.5 percent from 971,246 units shipped in May 2018. U.S. shipments of air conditioners decreased 2 percent, to 659,423 units, down from 673,010 units shipped in May 2018. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 16.1 percent, to 346,223 units, up from 298,236 units shipped in May 2018.

 

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 2.2 percent, to 3,609,723, up from 3,531,224 units shipped during the same period in 2018. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners decreased .1 percent, to 2,262,364 units, down from 2,264,988 units shipped during the same period in 2018. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 6.4 percent, to 1,347,359, up from 1,266,236 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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