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

Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for March 2018 decreased 2.2 percent, to 414,458 units, down from 423,787 units shipped in March 2017. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 2.9 percent in March 2018, to 390,281 units, down from 401,754 units shipped in March 2017. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 2.1 percent, to 1,180,448, compared to 1,156,644 shipped during that same period in… Read More

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

Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for February 2018 increased 1.4 percent, to 378,045 units, up from 372,724 units shipped in February 2017. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 5.3 percent in February 2018, to 356,416 units, up from 338,410 units shipped in February 2017. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 4.5 percent, to 765,990, compared to 732,857 shipped during that same period in… Read More

HARDI Distributors Report 12.2 Percent Revenue Increase in February

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 12.2 percent in February 2018. The average annualized growth for the 12 months through February 2018 is 6.7 percent. “Sales were light last February when it was warmer than normal in six of our seven economic regions,” said HARDI Market Research & Benchmarking Analyst Brian Loftus. “Five of our regions experienced more heating… Read More

Construction Employment Rises in 35 States and D.C. from February 2017 to February 2018

Reported by AGC of America: Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between February 2017 and February 2018, while 38 states added construction jobs between January and February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials praised the latest Congressional spending bill for funding career and technical education to help young workers get into the industry. “The construction industry continues to… Read More