19931112_sUSA: Shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps in the US have shown a significant upturn this year.

Combined shipments of the two product types in the first two months of this year were up 24.5% to 955,410 units compared to the first two months of last year

The figures provided by the US Air conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) were based on a sample of AHRI member companies.

Central air conditioners have performed best this year so far, increasing 27.9%, to 583,840 units. This compares with 456,608 units shipped during the same period in 2014.

Heat pump shipments increased 19.5%, to 371,570 units, up from 310,837 units shipped during the same period in 2014.

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Manufacturers’ shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps, showing figures for the month of February (left) and total for the year to date (right)