HVAC Shipments Down in July
Sep 16, 2009
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U.S. factory shipments of gas-fired, warm-air furnaces in July totaled 161,301 a 13.8% drop compared with the same month a year ago, according to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). For the year-to-date, gas furnace shipments totaled 1,056,915, a 14.8% drop compared with the same period last year.

Oil-fired, warm-air furnaces for the same month were up 11.2%, totaling 3057 compared with July 2008 totals. Oil furnace shipments for the year-to-date totaled 21,526 a 18.1% drop compared with the same period last year.

AHRI said that residential electric water heater shipments for July totaled 283,854, an 18.5% drop from the same month a year ago. Residential gas water heater shipments totaled 269,335, a 10.6% decrease compared with shipments for the same month last year. For the year-to-date, about 2,183,800 residential gas water heaters have been shipped, an 11.3% drop compared with the same period a year ago. For the year-to-date, about 2,209,732 residential electric storage water heaters have been shipped, a 13.9% drop compared to the same period last year.

Commercial gas water heater shipments for July were own 13.%, totaling 5523, compared with the same month last year, while commercial electric water heater shipments totaled 4555 a 17.1% drop compared with the same month a year ago. For the year-to-date, commercial electric water heater shipments totaled, 33,870, 18.4% behind total shipments of this product during the same period last year (41,523). Commercial gas water heater shipments (45,854) for the year-to-date are down 16.7%, compared with the same period a year ago (55,055).

Combined U.S. factory shipments of central air-conditioners and air-source heat pumps for July totaled 568,197, down 16.1% compared with the same month a year ago. For the year-to-date, combined shipments totaled 3,353,331, down 17.7% compared with the same period last year.

AHRI said that heat pump shipments for July totaled 1,073,924, up 14.6% from the same month a year ago. For the year-to-date, heat pump shipments totaled 687,744, a 12.6% drop compared with the same period last year.

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