AHRI: Heating, cooling shipments jump in February

Written by Ethan Bernard & Laura Miller

Domestic shipments of heating and cooling equipment soared in February, according to the latest data released from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

February shipments rose 18% month on month (m/m) and 4% year on year (y/y) to 1,749,080 units.

On a 12-month moving average (12MMA) basis, shipments increased 0.3% to 1,749,311 units vs. 1,744,138 units a month prior.

February shipments of residential and commercial storage water heaters rose 12% m/m and 9% y/y to a combined 874,176 units.

Shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps were up 37% m/m and 1% y/y to 657,509 units. A total of 372,897 AC units and 284,612 heat pump units were shipped in February. 

Looking at the year-to-date combined total of all products, however, shows a 3% y/y decline to 3,230,205 units. While water heater shipments are higher y/y, shipments of the other two product categories showed y/y declines.

The full press release of this data is available on the AHRI website.

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