ARLINGTON, Va. - Combined U.S. factory shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for November totaled 349,801, a 4 percent increase compared with November 2006 totals, according to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Year-to-date combined U.S. factory shipments totaled 6 million, down 9 percent from the same period in 2006.

Heat pump shipments for November totaled 121,865, up 7 percent compared with November 2006. Year-to-date heat pump shipments totaled 1.8 million, down 10 percent from the same period of 2006.

Publication date:01/07/2008