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May 25, 2006: Ductless Shipments Jump 62 Percent in Canada

May 25, 2006
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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - Shipments of ductless split systems showed the largest gain in Canada for the first quarter of 2006. According to statistics released by the Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), ductless shipments jumped 62 percent - from 6,095 in the first quarter of 2005 to 9,876 in the first quarter of this year.

Residential air conditioning shipments showed the second largest gain, increasing by 61 percent - from 43,781 in the first quarter of 2005 to 70,621 in the first quarter of 2006.

In this same report, HRAI noted:

  • Commercial air conditioning shipments increased 21 percent in Canada, increasing from 8,012 in the first quarter of 2005 to 9,716 in the first quarter of 2006.

  • Residential furnace shipments increased 2 percent, moving from 55,478 units in the first quarter of 2005 to 56,840 in the first quarter of 2006.

  • Unit heater shipments showed an increase of 11 percent, from 7,486 in the first quarter of last year to 8,304 in the first quarter of this year.

  • Chiller bookings decreased 6 percent, falling from 255 in the first quarter of last year to 239 in the first quarter of 2006.

    For more information, contact HRAI at manuf@hrai.ca.

    Publication date: 05/22/2006

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