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AHRI Releases November 2017 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for November 2017 decreased 3.4 percent, to 337,947 units, down from 349,676 units shipped in November 2016. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 5.2 percent in November 2017, to 329,800 units, up from 313,474 units shipped in November 2016. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 3.9 percent, to 3,971,350, compared to 3,821,921 shipped during that same period in… Read More

AHRI Releases October 2017 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for October 2017 increased 12.2 percent, to 334,854 units, up from 298,405 units shipped in October 2016. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 15.9 percent in October 2017, to 334,901 units, up from 289,068 units shipped in October 2016. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 4.6 percent, to 3,633,403, compared to 3,472,245 shipped during that same period in… Read More

AHRI Releases September 2017 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for September 2017 increased 14.6 percent, to 377,044 units, up from 328,980 units shipped in September 2016. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 14.1 percent in September 2017, to 353,426 units, up from 309,720 units shipped in September 2016. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 3.9 percent, to 3,298,549, compared to 3,173,840 shipped during that same period in… Read More

Construction Employment Increases in 250 out of 358 Metro Areas between August 2016 and 2017 as Growing Demand Strains Tight Labor Markets

Construction employment increased in 250 out of 358 metro areas between September 2016 and September 2017, declined in 56 and stagnated in 52, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released recently by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that continued strong demand for construction is placing new strains on an already tight construction labor market. “Construction firms in many parts of the country continue to expand to keep up… Read More