AHRI releases March 2023 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 2023 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 2023, with year-to-date comparisons with March 2022. 


According to AHRI, U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totalled 877,912 units in March 2023, down 7.2% from the 945,983 units shipped in March 2022. Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps are down 12.2% over the number of units shipped in the same period in 2022. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners decreased by 18.9%, while those of heat pumps decreased by 2.5%.


  Mar 2023 year to date Mar 2022 year to date % change from 2022 to 2023 Mar 2021 year to date
Air conditioners and heat pumps combined total 2,136,924 2,434,073 - 12.2% 2,248,729
Air conditioners only 1,166,808 1,439,381 - 18.9% 1,348,522
Heat pumps only 970,116 994,692 - 2.5% 900,207



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.