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July 31, 2013: Central A/C, Heat Pump Shipments Up 13.3 Percent

May Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Shipments Show Strong Increase

ARLINGTON, Va. — Combined United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 753,437 units in May 2013, up 13.3 percent from 664,802 units shipped in May 2012, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). U.S. shipments of central air conditioners increased 11.4 percent, to 532,542 units, up from 477,993 units shipped in May 2012. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 18.2 percent, to 220,895 units, up from 186,809 units shipped in May 2012.

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 10.4 percent, to 2,614,871 units, up from 2,368,679 units shipped during the same period in 2012. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 7.7 percent, to 1,748,314 units, up from 1,623,606 units shipped during the same period in 2012. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 16.3 percent, to 866,557 units, up from 745,073 units shipped during the same period in 2012.

Publication date: 7/29/2013

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