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

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

Residential Storage Water Heaters

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for October 2020 increased 25.1 percent, to 426,254 units, up from 340,810 units shipped in October 2019. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 25.4 percent in October 2020 to 441,212 units, up from 351,76 6units shipped in October 2019.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 4.8 percent, to 3,803,921 compared to 3,628,973 shipped during that same period in 2019. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 10.6 percent year-to-date, to 3,843,669 units, compared to 3,476,367 shipped during the same period in 2019.

Commercial Storage Water Heaters

Commercial gas storage water heater shipments increased 7.6 percent in October 2020, to 7,311 units, up from 6,797 units shipped in October 2019. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments decreased 4.1 percent in October 2020, to 12,463 units, down from 12,998 units shipped in October 2019.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of commercial gas storage water heaters decreased 12.3 percent, to 65,896 units, compared with 75,156 units shipped during the same period in 2019. Year-to-date commercial electric storage water heater shipments decreased 8.2 percent, to 117,183 units, down from 127,588 units shipped during the same period in 2019.

Warm Air Furnaces

U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for October 2020 increased 21.6 percent, to 353,858 units, up from 290,916 units shipped in October 2019. Oil warm air furnace shipments decreased 6.3 percent, to 4,315 units in October 2020, down from 4,605 units shipped in October 2019.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces decreased 6.5 percent, to 2,683,667 units, compared with 2,869,603 units shipped during the same period in 2019. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of oil warm air furnaces decreased 14.1 percent, to 27,083 units, compared with 31,541 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 831,668 units in October 2020, up 61 percent from 516,476 units shipped in October 2019. U.S. shipments of air conditioners increased 57.8 percent, to 497,986 units, up from 315,498 units shipped in October 2019. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 66 percent, to 333,682 units, up from 200,978 units shipped in October 2019.

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 8.9 percent, to 8,170,621 units, up from 7,500,825 units shipped during the same period in2019. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 9.5 percent, to 5,242,370 units, up from 4,788,093 units shipped during the same period in 2019. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 7.9 percent, to 2,928,251, up from 2,712,732 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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