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Heat pump and AC shipments down

USA: Following another fall in air-source heat pump shipments in October, total year-to-date US heat pump shipments are down 14.0% on 2022.

Figures for October from the AHRI reveal that US shipments of air-source heat pumps in October totalled 225,834 units, down 37.9% compared to October 2022.

The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments is 3,213,895, down from 3,738,838 units shipped over the same period in 2022.

Shipments of air conditioners in October were also down 22.6% to 306,735 units, from 396,208 units in October 2022. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners decreased 14.7% to 4,551,330 units. 

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