ARLINGTON, Va. - According to the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), combined U.S. factory shipments of 892,640 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for July were up 21 percent, compared to shipments from July 2004.

Heat pump shipments of 203,542 were also up 8 percent compared to July 2004. Total shipments of 5,063,207 units from the first seven months of 2005 are equal to those from last year.

Publication date: 09/12/2005