Over 1 million units shipped in June.

ARLINGTON, Va. - Factory shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps reached a record in June with 1,089,872 units shipped, up 1 percent from the same month last year, according to ARI.

The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute also reports that heat pump shipments hit a record with 240,248 units shipped, a 2 percent increase from the same month last year. Total shipments of 4,170,567 for the first six months of the year are down 4 percent from 2004.

June factory stocks were down 301,952 units from May 2005, and down 39,720 units from June 2004. Distributor inventories for June were up 95,989 units from May, but down 19,447 units from June 2004.

Distributor shipments for June were up 11 percent over the same month last year, with year-to-date shipments even with last year.