AHRI releases March 2022 US heating and cooling equipment shipment data

AHRI provides monthly data on heating and cooling equipment shipped by US manufacturers in the US market. The data provided covers the two months prior to the month of release. Therefore, data for March 2022 was released in May 2022.  

The Air-conditioning, Heating and refrigeration Institute (AHRI), an IIR member, provides monthly data on the volume of heating and cooling equipment shipped by U.S. manufacturers into the U.S. market. Their latest shipment data report covered the month of March 2022, with year-to-date comparisons with March 2021. 


According to AHRI, U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totalled 945,983 units in March 2022, up 2.3% from the 925,031 units shipped in March 2021. Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps are up 8.2% over the number of units shipped in the same period in 2021. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased by 6.7%, while those of heat pumps increased by 10.5%.


  Mar 2022 year to date Mar 2021 year to date % change from 2021 to 2022 Mar 2020 year to date
Air conditioners and heat pumps combined total 2,434,073 2,248,729 + 8.2% 1,950,971
Air conditioners only 1,439,381 1,348,522 + 6.7% 1,181,000
Heat pumps only 994,692 900,207 + 10.5% 769,971



The AHRI statistics team defines a shipment as when a unit transfers ownership; a consignment is not a transfer of ownership. Industry data is aggregated from the information supplied by AHRI member companies that participate in the statistics program and can be subject to revision. AHRI’s 300+ member companies account for more than 90% of the residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment manufactured and sold in North America. 


AHRI monthly shipment reports can be downloaded here.