Most Canadian HVAC Sectors Show Strong 1Q Gains
Apr 30, 2010
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Canada's residential HVAC industry saw gains in shipment numbers in most sectors in the first quarter of 2010, with residential furnace shipments up 63%, according to figures from the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada.

HRAI's first quarter figures:

• Residential furnace shipments increased 63% from 49,340 in the first quarter of 2009 to 80,313 in the first quarter of 2010.
• Chiller bookings increased 49% from 178 in the first quarter of 2008 to 265 in the first quarter 2010.
• Residential air-conditioning shipments increased 38% from 26,333 in the first quarter of 2009 to 36,454 in the first quarter of 2010.
• Unit heater shipments increased 28% from 7,734 in the first quarter of 2009 to 9,903 in the first quarter of 2010.
• Commercial air-conditioning shipments increased 7%, from 6,767 in the first quarter of 2009 to 7,257 in the first quarter of 2010.
• Ductless split system shipments decreased by 21% from 15,362 in the first quarter of 2009 to 12,131 in the first quarter of 2010.

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