Shipments hit all-time record

Fueled by a strong economy, low interest rates, and a growing replacement market, shipments of heating-cooling equipment last year totaled 14.6 million, an all-time high, and 11% higher than shipments in 1997.

The chart shows five categories of equipment. Last year’s shipments, by each category, were:

  • Unitary, including heat pumps — 6,239,978, up 16%;

  • Central heating, including furnaces and boilers (all fuels) — 3,438,656, up 5%;

  • Room air conditioners — 4,287,000, up 12%;

  • Large-tonnage centrifugal chillers — 7,558, down 14%; and

  • Direct heating equipment — 660,978, down 7%. Data were provided by ARI, GAMA, AHAM.

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