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HARDI Distributors Report 0.7% Percent Revenue Growth 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 0.7% percent during January 2020. The average annual sales growth for the 12 months through January 2020 is 5.5 percent. “Heating degree days were below normal in 47 of the 48 states,” said HARDI Market Research & Benchmarking Analyst Brian Loftus. “The average sales growth for the month was about… Read More

Xylem Study Analyzes Life-Cycle Cost of HVAC Systems

In a study commissioned by Xylem Inc. that evaluated HVAC systems in a number of South Carolina school buildings, hydronic systems outperformed all other systems, including VRF, in terms of lower energy use, cost and life expectancy, by as much as 24 percent. “With HVAC systems dictating a substantial amount of the overall energy use of commercial buildings, the results shed light on the importance of evaluating varying system-to-system costs before installation,” said Kyle DelPiano,… Read More

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

The full December 2019 Statistical Release with color graphs is available here. Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for December 2019 decreased 1.4 percent, to 405,648 units, down from 411,429 units shipped in December 2018. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 3.6 percent in December 2019 to 382,958 units, up from 369,588 units shipped in December 2018. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage… Read More

HARDI Distributors Report 7.4% Percent Revenue Growth 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 7.4% percent during December 2019. The average annual sales growth for the 12 months through December 2019 is 5.3 percent. “Sales growth for the month was helped by an extra billing day and it needed it because heating degree days were well below normal in five of our seven regions,” said… Read More

AHR Expo 2020 Economic Industry Report

Each year the AHR Expo surveys members of the HVACR community to gauge prospects for business heading into the new year. Questions address current business trends, the previous year’s performance and prospects for new business heading into 2020. Respondents are asked to indicate areas of growth and markets with the expected highest performance. Additionally, respondents are asked to write in potential opportunities, threats and challenges to be considered for the near future. This year, for… Read More

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

The full November 2019 Statistical Release with color graphs is available here. Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for November 2019 increased 0.4 percent, to 342,380 units, up from 341,158 units shipped in November 2018. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 6.9 percent in November 2019 to 341,949 units, up from 319,806 units shipped in November 2018. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage… Read More