ACHRNEWS

Jan. 16, 2012: November Unitary Shipments Down, But Year-to-Date Shipments Are Up

January 16, 2012
ARLINGTON, Va. — According to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 232,722 units in November 2011, down 19 percent from 287,676 units shipped in November 2010. Shipments of air conditioners decreased 19 percent, to 145,789 units, down from 179,647 units shipped in November 2010. Shipments of air-source heat pumps decreased 20 percent, to 86,933 units, down from 108,029 units shipped in November 2010.

However, year-to-date combined shipments of residential central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 9 percent, to 5,237,726 units, up from 4,826,684 units shipped as of the same period in 2010. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 11 percent, to 3,571,256 units, up from 3,213,149 units shipped during the same period in 2010. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 3 percent, to 1,666,470 units, up from 1,613,535 units shipped during the same period in 2010.

Publication date: 01/16/2012