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Oct. 18, 2011: Central Air Conditioner Shipments Were Up Sharply in August, Reports AHRI

October 18, 2011
ARLINGTON, Va. — United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 517,864 units in August 2011, up 18 percent from 439,551 units shipped in August 2010, according to Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) shipment data. U.S. shipments of central air conditioners increased 24 percent, to 371,157 units, up from 300,046 units shipped in August 2010. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 5 percent, to 146,707 units, up from 139,505 units shipped in August 2010.

Year-to-date combined shipments of residential central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 13 percent, to 4,417,192 units, up from 3,899,259 units shipped during the same period in 2010. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 17 percent, to 3,052,281 units, up from 2,618,762 units shipped during the same period last year. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 7 percent, to 1,364,911 units, up from 1,280,497 units shipped during the same period in 2010.

Publication date: 10/17/2011