AHRI Releases Latest U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

The Air-conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has released its latest U.S. heating and cooling shipment data. The data is aggregated from the information supplied by AHRI member companies that participate in the statistics program and can be subject to revision. For previous monthly shipment releases and historical data, visit http://www.ahrinet.org/statistics. The latest data is:

Residential Storage Water Heaters
U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for February 2020 increased 1.1 percent, to 361,357 units, up from 357,390 units shipped in February 2019. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 13 percent in February 2020 to 379,599 units, up from 335,993 units shipped in February 2019. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters decreased 5.7 percent, to 745,570, compared to 790,654 shipped during that same period in 2019. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 3.2 percent year-to-date, to 765,890 units, compared to 741,921 shipped during the same period in 2019.

Commercial Storage Water Heaters
Commercial gas storage water heater shipments decreased 0.4 percent in February 2020, to 7,276 units, down from 7,303 units shipped in February 2019. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 8.2 percent in February 2020, to 12,695 units, up from 11,732 units shipped in February 2019. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of commercial gas storage water heaters increased 3.1 percent, to 14,483 units,
compared with 14,045 units shipped during the same period in 2019. Year-to-date commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 6.7 percent, to 25,321 units, up from 23,723 units shipped during the same period in 2019.

Warm Air Furnaces
U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for February 2020 decreased 17.9 percent, to 202,583 units, down from 246,778 units shipped in February 2019. Oil warm air furnace shipments decreased 5.1 percent, to 2,255 units in February 2020, down from 2,377 units shipped in February 2019.

Year-to-date U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces decreased 10.2 percent, to 430,289 units, compared with 479,099 units shipped during the same period in 2019. Year-to-date U.S. shipments of oil warm air furnaces decreased 21.7 percent, to 4,653 units, compared with 5,945 units shipped during the same period in 2019.

Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps
U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 558,853 units in February 2020, up 5.8 percent from 528,416 units shipped in February 2019. U.S. shipments of air conditioners increased 3.3 percent, to 325,697 units, up from 315,183 units shipped in February 2019. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 9.3 percent, to 233,156 units, up from 213,233 units shipped in February 2019. Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 4.9 percent, to 1.1 million, up from 1,047,404 units shipped during the same period in 2019. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 5.9 percent, to 634,008 units, up from 598,681 units shipped during the same period in 2019. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 3.6 percent, to 465,024, up from 448,723 units shipped during the same period in 2019.

View the full AHRI report including graphs and charts here.