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AHRI Releases July 2018 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for July 2018 increased .8 percent, to 313,782 units, up from 311,242 units shipped in July 2017. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 8 percent in July 2018 to 317,692 units, up from 294,070 units shipped in July 2017. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 7.2 percent, to 2,724,717, compared to 2,542,293 shipped during that same period in… Read More

Emerson Weighs in on Dynamics Surrounding Future HVAC Refrigerants

–Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has issued the following statement regarding the future of refrigerants for air conditioning and heat pump applications. The HVAC industry is at a pivotal time with the upcoming efficiency regulations in the U.S. along with preparations to transition to lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants.  Manufacturers are in the midst of product redesigns while also evaluating their best low GWP options. Amid the uncertainty with the Kigali Amendment, which is not yet… Read More

AHRI Releases June 2018 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for June 2018 increased 12.9 percent, to 409,525 units, up from 362,619 units shipped in June 2017. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 13.2 percent in June 2018 to 378,239 units, up from 334,234 units shipped in June 2017. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 8.1 percent, to 2,410,935, compared to 2,231,051 shipped during that same period in… Read More

HARDI Distributors Report 19.8 Percent Revenue Increase in May

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report on July 2, 2018, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 19.8 percent in May 2018. The average annualized growth for the 12 months through May 2018 is 6.1 percent. “Cooling season got off to a slow start with cool temps in March and April,” said HARDI Market Research & Benchmarking Analyst Brian Loftus. “Cooling degree days were well above normal… Read More