September's numbers for combined a/c and air source heat pump factory shipments totaled 512,314 units; down 38.2 percent from the same month last year. The year-to-date combined total - 5,986,482 - is down 10 percent as compared with January-September 2005.
Air-source heat pump shipments have been the rising unitary story until September, when units shipped dropped 15.7 percent from last year, totaling 170,742. In spite of slipping numbers, however, air-source heat pump shipments, totaling 1,756,255 units, are up 9 percent over January-September 2005.
- by Angela D. Harris
Publication date: 11/27/2006