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AHRI Releases March Heating, Cooling Shipment Data

U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for March 2019 increased 31 percent over those shipped in March 2018.

Warm Air Furnaces

U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for March 2019 increased 31 percent, to 351,908 units, up from 268,582 units shipped in March 2018. Oil warm air furnace shipments increased 33.1 percent, to 2,872 units in March 2019, up from 2,158 units shipped in March 2018.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces increased 12.3 percent, to 831,007 units, compared with 740,141 units shipped during the same period in 2018. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of oil warm air furnaces increased 13.3 percent, to 8,817 units, compared with 7,780 units shipped during the same period in 2018.

Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps

U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 813,605 units in March 2019, down 1.8 percent from 828,513 units shipped in March 2018. U.S. shipments of air conditioners decreased 2.4 percent, to 515,353 units, down from 528,041 units shipped in March 2018. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps decreased 0.7 percent, to 298,252 units, down from 300,472 units shipped in March 2018. 

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 1.9 percent, to 1,861,009, up from 1,827,120 units shipped during the same period in 2018. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 1.1 percent, to 1,114,034 units, up from 1,102,420 units shipped during the same period in 2018. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 3.1 percent, to 746,975, up from 724,700 units shipped during the same period in 2018.

About AHRI
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI's 300+ member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world. 

 

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