AHRI releases november 2021 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 November 2021 was released in January 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 November 2021, with year-to-date comparisons with November 2020. 


According to AHRI, U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totalled 666,067 units in November 2021, up 12.1 % from the 593,998 units shipped in November 2020. Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps are up 9.2% over the number of units shipped in the same period in 2020. Year-to-date shipments of central air conditioners increased by 6.1%, while those of heat pump increased by 14.6%.


  Nov 2021 year to date Nov 2020 year to date % change from 2020 to 2021 Nov 2019 year to date
Air conditioners and heat pumps combined total 9,569,242 8,764,619 + 9.2% 7,960,827
Air conditioners only 5,930,089 5,588,393 + 6.1% 5,056,087
Heat pumps only 3,639,153 3,176,226 + 14.6% 2,904,740



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.