US ac shipments improve in June
Combined shipments totalled 1,022,363 units in June, up 16.4% from 878,513 units shipped in June 2015.
Individually, US shipments of air conditioners were up 19.1% to 729,018 units, while shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 10% to 293,345 units.
The increase improved to year-on-year performance. Shipments of central air conditioners in the year-to-date increased 3.6% to 2,681,694 units, up from 2,588,401 units shipped during the same period in 2015. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments is now 1.8% down at 1,307,771 units, compared to 1,332,362 units shipped during the same period in 2015.
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.