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AHRI Releases April 2013 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data


Residential Storage Water Heaters

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for April 2013 increased 29.8 percent, to 408,379 units, up from 314,552 units shipped in April 2012. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 23.6 percent in April 2013, to 374,126 units, up from 302,653 units shipped in April 2012.

For the year-to-date, U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 13.4 percent, to 1,505,451, compared to 1,327,514 units shipped during the same period in 2012. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 10 percent year-to-date, to 1,399,874 units, compared to 1,272,585 units shipped during the same period in 2012.

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Commercial Storage Water Heaters
Commercial gas storage water heater shipments increased 22.5 percent in April 2013, to 7,888 units, up from 6,440 units shipped in April 2012. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 9.2 percent in April 2013, to 5,806 units, up from 5,317 units shipped in April 2012.

For the year-to-date, U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 13.4 percent, to 1,505,451, compared to 1,327,514 units shipped during the same period in 2012. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 10 percent year-to-date, to 1,399,874 units, compared to 1,272,585 units shipped during the same period in 2012.

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Warm Air Furnaces
U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for April 2013 increased 32.7 percent, to 189,938 units, up from 143,113 units shipped in April 2012. Oil warm air furnace shipments decreased 21.8 percent, to 1,295 units in April 2013, down from 1,656 units shipped in April 2012.

     

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces increased 26.7 percent, to 731,673 units, compared with 577,467 units shipped during the same period in 2012. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of oil warm air furnaces decreased 10.5 percent to 8,432, compared with 9,421 units shipped during the same period in 2012.

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Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps
U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 632,187 units in April 2013, up 8.3 percent from 583,933 units shipped in April 2012. U.S. shipments of air conditioners increased 4.7 percent, to 426,184 units, up from 406,873 units shipped in April 2012. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 16.3 percent, to 206,003 units, up from 177,060 units shipped in April 2012.

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 9.2 percent, to 1,861,434 units, up from 1,703,877 units shipped in April 2012. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 6.1 percent, to 1,215,772 units, up from 1,145,613 units shipped during the same period in 2012. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 15.7 percent, to 645,662 units, up from 558,264 units shipped during the same period in 2012.

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U.S. Manufacturers’ Shipments of Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps


NOTE: Industry figures are estimates derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies and are subject to revision. Year-to-date figures are correct as issued.