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

The full August 2019 Statistical Release with color graphs is available here. Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for August 2019 increased 12.5 percent, to 384,505 units, up from 341,907 units shipped in August 2018. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 3.5 percent in August 2019 to 356,845 units, up from 344,747 units shipped in August 2018. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage… Read More

HARDI Distributors Report 14.9 Percent Revenue Growth in July

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) recently released its monthly TRENDS report, showing the average sales performance by HARDI distributors was an increase of 14.9 percent during July 2019. The average annualized sales growth for the 12 months through July 2019 is 8.7 percent. “It is nice to see mid-teens growth after two soft months,” said HARDI Market Research & Benchmarking Analyst Brian Loftus. “Distributors were busy during July of 2018, so it was… Read More

Modernize Releases Latest Findings of Customer Sentiments Regarding Home Improvement Contractors

Modernize, the leader in home improvement contractor lead generation services, has released its latest homeowner sentiment report, which summarizes research from thousands of U.S. households that are considering window, roofing, solar, or heating and air conditioning projects. Modernize issues summaries of its ongoing study on a quarterly basis, helping contractors better serve their market by gaining a quantitative understanding of how homeowners research and evaluate home improvement projects. This new wave of the study covers… Read More

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

The full June 2019 Statistical Release with color graphs is available here. Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for July 2019 increased 2.1 percent, to 320,382 units, up from 313,782 units shipped in July 2018. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 1.7 percent in July 2019 to 322,966 units, up from 317,692 units shipped in July 2018. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage… Read More

PERC Study Reveals ZNE Favorability and Willingness to Pay More

New research revealed that a growing number of residential customers are prioritizing zero net energy (ZNE) homes and are willing to pay more to achieve ZNE status. The findings were part of a study commissioned by the Propane Education & Research Council and conducted by a third-party research firm, Harris Insights & Analytics LLC. For the purpose of the survey, a ZNE home was defined to respondents as one that produces as much energy as… Read More

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

The full June 2019 Statistical Release with color graphs is available here. Residential Storage Water Heaters U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for June 2019 decreased 14.5 percent,to 350,053 units, down from 409,525 units shipped in June 2018. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 11.4 percent in June 2019 to 334,995 units, down from 378,239 units shipped in June 2018. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters decreased 6.6… Read More