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U.S. Heating, Cooling Shipments Moderate in May


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U.S. shipments of several classes of heating and cooling equipment were mixed in May, with some declining somewhat while others made double-digit gains, according to the latest statistical news release from the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

Shipments of residential and commercial, gas and electric water heaters all dropped in May versus May 2009. However gas and oil-fired warm air furnaces both gained.

Combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps also dropped from May 2009.

Year-to-date versus last year, shipments of all types of equipment are running ahead with the exception of commercial electric water heaters, which are 0.3% below last year's total,

May 2010 vs. May 2009
Residential gas water heaters-4%
Residential electric water heaters -9%
 
Commercial gas water heaters-5%
Commercial electric water heaters-5%
 
Gas warm air furnaces+17%
Oil warm air furnaces+15%
 
Central AC units/Air-source heat pumps-4%


Year-to-Date, 2009 — 2010
Residential gas water heaters+8%
Residential electric water heaters +1%
 
Commercial gas water heaters+2%
Commercial electric water heaters-0.3%
 
Gas warm air furnaces+20%
Oil warm air furnaces+24%
 
Central Air Conditioners+7%
Air-source heat pumps+9%


Read the full statistical news release here.