ARLINGTON, VA — According to the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), combined U.S. factory shipments of 588,503 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for July were down 14% compared to shipments from the same month last year. Heat pump shipments of 118,353 were down 4% compared to July 2000. Also, July 2001 factory stocks were up 47,454 units compared to July 2000, and July 2001 distributor inventories were down 307,635 units compared to July 2000.

Publication date: 10/01/2001