Broken down, figures from the AHRI show US shipments of air conditioners increased 12.9% to 393,798 units, up from 348,703 units shipped in August 2014. Shipments of air-source heat pumps increased 0.9% to 171,454 units, up from 169,947 units shipped in August 2014.
Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 3.0% to 5,212,328 units, up from 5,060,065 units shipped in August 2014.
Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased 3.7% to 3,489,113 units, up from 3,365,101 units shipped during the same period in 2014. The year-to-date total for heat pump shipments increased 1.7% to 1,723,215 units, up from 1,694,964 units shipped during the same period in 2014.