Canada See Big Q2 for Ductless Split Systems
Aug 4, 2006
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Ductless splits system shipments in Canada showed the largest gain in the second quarter of 2006, increasing by 167 percent. The Manufacturers Division of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), bases in Mississauga, Ontario, said all other sectors showed decreases over the second quarter of 2005, including chiller bookings by 18 percent, residential air-conditioning shipments by 5 percent, residential furnace shipments by 2 percent, unit heater shipments by 1 percent, and commercial air-conditioning shipments by less than 1 percent.

  • Commercial air-conditioning shipments decreased by less than 1 percent, from 11,238 in the second quarter of 2005 to 11,206 in the second quarter of 2006. Year-to-date shipments increased by 9 percent, from 19,250 for the 2nd quarter 2005 to 20,922 for the 2nd quarter 2006.

  • Residential air-conditioning shipments decreased 5 percent from 117,865 in the second quarter of 2005 to 112,090 in the second quarter of 2006. Year-to-date shipments increased by 12 percent, from 162,998 for the 2nd quarter 2005 to 182,711 for the 2nd quarter 2006.

  • Residential furnace shipments decreased 2 percent from 58,898 in the second quarter of 2005 to 57,483 in the second quarter of 2006. Year-to-date shipments decreased by less than 1 percent, from 114,376 for the 2nd quarter 2005 to 114,322 for the 2nd quarter 2006.

  • Unit heater shipments decreased by 1 percent from 8,443 in the second quarter of 2005 to 8,378 in the second quarter of 2006. Year-to-date shipments increased by 7 percent, from 15,929 for the 2nd quarter 2005 to 17,119 for the 2nd quarter 2006.

  • Ductless split systems shipments increased by 167 percent from 10,302 in the second quarter of 2005 to 27,483 in the second quarter of 2006. Year-to-date shipments increased by 128 percent, from 16,397 for the 2nd quarter 2005 to 37,359 for the 2nd quarter 2006.

  • Chiller bookings decreased 18 percent from 206 in the second quarter of 2005 to 169 in the second quarter of 2006. Year-to-date shipments decreased by 11 percent, from 461 for the 2nd quarter 2005 to 408 for the 2nd quarter 2006.

    Definitions
    According to HRAI:

  • residential air-conditioning means split system air-conditioning and heat pumps up to 5 tons
  • ductless splits means heat pumps and conditioning condensing units (cooling only)
  • commercial air-conditioning means rooftops (combination heat/cool), packaged cooling and packaged heat pumps
  • furnace means residential forced air furnaces of all types (gas, oil, electric and combination)
  • chillers include large tonnage liquid, reciprocating liquid and absorption chillers
  • unit heater means self-contained automatically controlled vented units limited to heating of non-residential space and includes duct furnaces

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