Combined U.S. factory shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for September totaled 512,314, down 38 percent from the same month last year, according to ARI statistics.
The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute also reported that heat pump shipments totaled 170,042, down 15.7 percent for the same month last year, but up 9 percent from the nine-month period of January through September 2005.
U.S. factory shipments of unitary air conditioners and heat pumps had a year-to-date total of 5.9 million, down 10 percent for the same nine-month period in 2005.
September shipments down 38 percent
January 1, 2007