AHRI Releases May, 2015 Heating, Cooling Shipment Data
Here’s a piece of really good news for those in the plumbing industry who make their livings manufacturing and selling some types of residential and commercial storage water heaters.
According to the latest figures from the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute in Arlington, Va., U.S. shipments of residential gas storage heaters posted a 10.2 percent increase in shipments to nearly 395,000 units, up from a mere 358,000 shipped during the year-ago period. Residential electric storage water heaters, on the other hand, posted a slight, 0.1 percent decrease in the number of units shipped for the period.
For the year-to-date, U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters increased 6.2 percent, to 2,040,295, compared to 1,921,781 units shipped during the same period in 2014. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 9.5 percent year-to-date, to 1,991,150 units, compared to 1,818,166 units shipped during the same period in 2014.
Commercial gas storage water heater shipments decreased 2.7 percent in May 2015, to 7,827 units, down from 8,045 units shipped in May 2014. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 4.6 percent in May 2015, to 6,828 units, up from 6,530 units shipped in May 2014.
Year-to-date U.S. shipments of commercial gas storage water heaters increased 9.1 percent, to 45,393 units, compared with 41,602 units shipped during the same period in 2014. Year-to-date commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 12.9 percent to 35,289 units, up from 31,265 units shipped during the same period in 2014.
For previous monthly shipment releases and historical data, just surf on down the old Information Superhighway to www.ahrinet.org/statistics.