ARLINGTON Va. - The combined U.S. factory shipments of 734,342 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for May were down 18 percent, compared to shipments from May 2004, according to the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute. Heat pump shipments of 169,701 were also down 15 percent compared with May 2004. Total shipments of 3,080,695 units for the first five months of 2005 are down 5 percent from the same period last year.

Publication date: 07/11/2005