Canadian Residential ACs to Increase in 2010
Dec 8, 2009
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The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) annual statistics forecast for 2010 projects that shipments of residential air-conditioning will increase by 3% while commercial air-conditioning shipments will decrease by 8% over the projected 2009 figures.

According to HRAI:

• Commercial air-conditioning shipments in 2008 were 45,853. The projected year-end figure for 2009 shows a decrease of 9% to 39,000 while the forecast for 2010 projects an 8% decrease to 35,787.

• Compared to the actual 2008 shipments of 228,110 for residential air-conditioners, the projected 2009 figure decreases by 19% to 185,000. The 2010 forecast increases over 2009 by 3% to 191,000.

• Residential furnace 2008 shipments were 301,375. The projected year-end figure for 2009 shows a decrease of 6% to 283,000. The forecast for 2010 decreases over 2009 by less than 1% to 282,000.

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