US ac shipments down again
US shipments totalled 424,102 units in January 2016, down 11.6% on January 2015. This followed a 17.2% fall in December, which saw total 2015 figures for central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps drop 0.6% to 6,815,072 units.
Broken down by sector, air conditioner shipments decreased 10.7% in January to 257,616 units. This was down from 288,361 units shipped in January 2015. Shipments of air-source heat pumps decreased 12.9% to 166,486, down from 191,123 units shipped in January 2015.
The AHRI defines a shipment as when a unit transfers ownership; a consignment is not a transfer of ownership. Previous monthly shipment releases and historical data can be found here.
Latest news from the world of air conditioning and refrigeration
UK: A cascade refrigeration system twinning CO2 with the HFO refrigerant 1234ze has been named as Retail Energy Project of the Year in last week’s Energy Awards in London.
UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.
UK: Javac UK, the refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump supplier, has been named as Climate Centers’ Supplier of the Year for the second year running.
UK: Ruskin Air Management has been renamed Swegon Air Management following its acquisition by the Swedish manufacturer Swegon.
EUROPE: The European Commission has warned that the uptake of training in alternative refrigerants is too low to match the requirements of the F-gas phase down.
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Customs authorities in the Solomon Islands have reported their second seizure of the illegal CFC refrigerant R12 this year.
IRAN: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has established a subsidiary company in Iran.
USA: Seven local residents are reported to be suing Honeywell after a chemical leak at its Geismar, Louisiana, plant in August.