Water heater shipments increase in January
Commercial gas storage water heaters saw the greatest increase in units shipped
Residential Storage Water Heaters
U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for January 2018 increased 7.7 percent to 387,945 units, up from 360,133 units shipped in January 2017. Residential electric storage water heater shipment saw a very slight decrease in January 2018 to 357,365 units, down from 357,394 units shipped in January 2017.
Commercial Storage Water Heaters
Commercial gas storage water heater shipments increased 12.5 percent in January 2018 to 7,685 units, up from 6,832 units shipped in January 2017. Commercial electric storage water heater shipments increased 2.7 percent in January 2018 to 10,829 units, up from 10,545 units shipped in January 2017.
Warm Air Furnaces
U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces for January 2018 increased 13.3 percent to 262,744 units, up from 231,997 units shipped in January 2017. Oil warm air furnace shipments increased 8.6 percent to 3,226 units in January 2018, up from 2,970 units shipped in January 2017.
Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps
U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 482,671 units in January 2018, up 4.2 percent from 463,062 units shipped in January 2017. U.S. shipments of air conditioners decreased 1.9 percent to 266,857 units, down from 271,954 units shipped in January 2017. U.S. shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 12.9 percent to 215,814 units, up from 191,108 units shipped in January 2017.
NOTE: A shipment is defined as when a unit transfers ownership; a consignment is not a transfer of ownership. Industry data is aggregated from the information supplied by AHRI member companies that participate in the statistics program and could be subject to revision. Published year-to-date data is inclusive of all revisions. No other AHRI data (e.g., by state or region) is available to the general public other than that published. AHRI does not conduct any market forecasting and is not qualified to discuss market trends. For previous monthly shipment releases and historical data, please see http://www.ahrinet.org/statistics.