Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) recently presented its “HARDI Unitary HVAC Market Share Report,” providing market share data and analysis detailing unitary sales based on product efficiency for both ducted and ductless cooling equipment, as well as furnaces and boilers. The report is designed to provide industry members with a simple and effective method for tracking the HVACR equipment market.
The survey revealed numerous substantial findings including that the majority of the industry prefers R-410A, that units boasting SEER 13 efficiency and those ranging in 80-84 percent AFUE equipment were the most heavily distributed, and that R-22 was more likely to be sold in ducted air conditioners than ductless equipment.
The report revealed that when given a choice, national HVACR ducted equipment and refrigerant purchasers preferred R-410A, as only approximately 11 percent of those surveyed selected R-22 in the same equipment. However, for ductless equipment, the national rate showed a 100 percent choice of R-410A. The numbers looked much the same for overall and ducted a/c measurements, showing that just under 14 percent chose R-22, with the rest selecting R-410A. The ductless a/c story followed the aforementioned ductless trend as 100 percent of respondents chose R-410A.