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… Read More

HARDI Distributors Report 6.9% Percent Revenue increase in January

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing the average sales performance by HARDI distributors was an increase of 6.9% percent during January 2021. The average annual sales growth for the 12 months through January 2021 is 4.8% percent. “2021 is getting off to a great start,” said HARDI Market Research & Benchmarking Analyst Brian Loftus. “HARDI distributors were able to achieve 6.9% sales growth for the month despite… Read More

AHRI Releases December 2020 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

The full December 2020 Statistical Release with color graphs is available here. Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for December 2020 increased 4 percent, to 421,700 units, up from 405,648 units shipped in December 2019. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 15.2 percent in December 2020 to 441,176 units, up from 382,958 units shipped in December 2019. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water… Read More

HARDI Distributors Report 21.4% Percent Revenue increase in December

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing the average sales performance by HARDI distributors was an increase of 21.4% percent during December 2020. The average annual sales growth for the 12 months through December 2020 is 4.1% percent. “What a great way to end a challenging year!” said HARDI Market Research & Benchmarking Analyst Brian Loftus. “This December was helped by an extra billing day but even adjusting for… Read More

American Homeowners Placing Greater Focus on Their Homes’ Indoor Air Quality in the New Year

With Americans spending more time at home in the past year, they’ve placed a greater focus on their homes’ health, safety and comfort. In fact, a recent survey from YORK® found more than one-quarter of homeowners plan to make safety improvements in their homes a top priority in 2021. Among these, 81% cited improving indoor air quality as primary focus. In 2021, homeowners are recognizing the need for better air quality with nearly two in… Read More

NAHB Report: Housing Starts End 2020 Strong; Risks Ahead

While housing starts ended the year on a strong note, rising lumber prices and increasing regulatory cost concerns could affect future production. Led by a solid, double-digit gain in single-family starts, overall housing starts increased 5.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.67 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The December reading of 1.67 million starts is the number… Read More
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