U.S. Heating, Cooling Shipments Continue to Improve

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U.S. shipments of a broad variety of heating and cooling equipment rose in July, most for the third consecutive month, according to the latest statistical news release from the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

Shipments of residential and commercial water heaters and warm air furnaces, all gained ground. Many classes of equipment showed double-digit increases for the month. Shipments of only central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps declined during July, although shipments remained up for the year.

July 2010 vs. July 2009
Residential gas water heaters +10%
Residential electric water heaters +2%
Commercial gas water heaters+25%
Commercial electric water heaters+24%
Gas warm air furnaces+3%
Oil warm air furnaces+8%
Central air conditioners-13%
Air-source heat pumps-3%
Year-to-Date, 2009 — 2010
Residential gas water heaters+11%
Residential electric water heaters+3%
Commercial gas water heaters+7%
Commercial electric water heaters+4%
Gas warm air furnaces+16%
Oil warm air furnaces+15%
Central Air Conditioners+2%
Air-source heat pumps+6%

Read the full statistical news release here.