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HVAC Factory Shipments Still Weak


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U.S. factory shipments of various HVAC equipment continued to fall in June, according to monthly figures released by the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

Shipments of both gas-fired and oil-fired warm air furnaces declined in June, compared to June 2008.

Gas-fired warm air furnaces -12.5% (vs. June 2008)
Oil-fired warm air furnaces -5%

Year-to-date, warm-air furnace shipments are down 15% vs. 2008 and oil-fired warm air furnace shipments have fallen 21.6%.

Residential electric water heaters -24.6%
Residential gas water heaters -27.5%

Year to date shipments of residential electric water heaters were down -13.2% year-over-year, while residential gas water heater shipments for the year have declined -11.4% versus 1008.

Commercial gas water heaters -35%
Commercial electric water heaters -27%

Commercial water heaters of both types have continued to decline through the first six months of the year. Year-to-date commercial gas water heater shipments have fallen -17%. Commercial electric water heater shipments were off
-19%

Combined central air conditions/air source heat pumps for June declined -17% vs. a year ago. Year-to-date shipments were off -18%.

Heat pump shipments for the month fell -15% vs. June 2008. For the first half of 2009, heat pump shipments declined -13%.

Read the full statistical news release here.