June Heating and Cooling Shipments Down From Last Year
Aug 11, 2008
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Combined U.S. factory shipments of central air-conditioners and air-source heat pumps for June totaled 937,093, down 1% compared with the same month a year ago. For the year-to-date, combined shipments totaled 3,342,265, a 7.1% drop compared with the same period last year.

Heat pump shipments for June totaled 265,347, up 8.5% from the same month a year ago. For the year-to-date, heat pump shipments totaled 1,033,769, a 2.2% drop compared with the same period last year.

U.S. factory shipments of gas warm air furnaces in June totaled 232,974, a 16% drop compared with the same month a year ago. Oil warm air furnaces for the same month totaled 4,238, a 28% drop compared with June 2007 totals. For the year-to-date, gas furnace shipments totaled 1 million, an 18% drop compared with the same period last year. Oil furnace shipments for the year-to-date totaled 23,546, a 26% drop compared with the same period last year.

A total of 5,203 vent-free room heaters were shipped in June 2008, an 82% drop compared with the same month last year. For the year-to-date, 39,160 units have been shipped, a 28% drop compared with the same period last year.

Residential electric water heater shipments for June totaled 435,450, a 14% jump from the same month a year ago. Residential gas water heater shipments totaled 428,538, a 16% jump compared with shipments for the same month last year. For the year-to-date, 4.4 million residential gas and electric storage water heaters have been shipped, a 4% drop compared with the same period a year ago.

Commercial gas water heater shipments for June totaled 9,673, jumping 18% compared with the same month last year, while commercial electric water heater shipments totaled 6,943, jumping 13% compared with the same month a year ago.

For the year-to-date, electric water heaters shipments (36,026) are 8% ahead of total shipments of this product during the same period last year. Commercial gas water heater shipments (48,672) for the year-to-date are up 3%, compared with the same period a year ago.

June gas logs and insert product shipments totaled 14,979, a 9% drop compared with the same month last year. Gas fireplace shipments for June 2008 totaled 4,316, a 24% increase compared to the same month last year. In June, 69 gas stoves were shipped.

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