ARLINGTON, Va. — Year-to-date shipments are registering in the positive range for multiple sectors of heating and cooling equipment according to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI’s) September release. Gas warm air furnaces increased 17.4 percent to just over 1.8 million units as compared to the just over 1.5 million units shipped during the same period in 2012.
As for central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps combined in September, they totaled 416,179 units, up 17 percent from 355,806 units shipped in Sept. 2012. U.S. shipments of air conditioners increased 17.7 percent, to 283,307 units, up from 240,770 units shipped in Sep. 2012. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 15.5 percent, to 132,872 units, up from 115,036 units shipped in Sept. 2012.
Year-to-date shows a combined central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increase of 9.6 percent to 5.17 million units, up from 4.7 million units shipped in Sept. 2012.
Year-to-date oil shipments decreased 11.5 percent as compared to the same period in 2013, but residential and commercial gas storage water heaters both increased. According to AHRI, residential gas storage water heaters increased 10.8 percent, to 3.16 million compared to 2.86 million units shipped during the same period in 2012. Electric residential storage water heaters increased 7.7 percent over last year; however, year-to-date electric commercial storage water heaters decreased 0.8 percent. Commercial gas storage water heaters increased 12.8 percent, to 67,408 units, compared with 59,761 units shipped in the same period of 2012.
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