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
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
|Residential gas water heaters
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
|Commercial electric water heaters
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
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.