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June 21, 2013: Shipments of Central A/C and Heat Pumps Up 8.3 Percent

AHRI Releases April HVAC Shipment Data

ARLINGTON, Va. — United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 632,187 units in April 2013, up 8.3 percent from 583,933 units shipped in April 2012, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). U.S. shipments of central air conditioners increased 4.7 percent, to 426,184 units, up from 406,873 units shipped in April 2012. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 16.3 percent, to 206,003 units, up from 177,060 units shipped in April 2012.

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 9.2 percent, to 1,861,434 units, up from 1,703,877 units shipped in April 2012. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 6.1 percent, to 1,215,772 units, up from 1,145,613 units shipped during the same period in 2012. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 15.7 percent, to 645,662 units, up from 558,264 units shipped during the same period in 2012.

Publication date: 6/17/2013

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