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The largest increase year-to-date at the end of the first quarter of 2019 was that of Air Handlers (82%) and Residential AC (10%). Additionally, Ductless Split Systems (9%) and Unit Heaters (3%) showed an increase. Remaining units showed a decrease in the number of shipments beginning with Chillers (-23%), Residential Furnaces (-2%) and Commercial AC (-1%).

The following chart provides specific data for each product; YTD Canadian shipments for select HVACR equipment ending the 1st quarter. An expansion factor has been included to compensate for the non–participating portion of the market.

The following chart shows the quarterly residential market comparison which denotes the percentage change in residential product shipments between this quarter and the same quarter last year.

NOTE: Minor adjustments have been made to the 2018 Year-to-date for Commercial AC.

The following chart shows the quarterly residential market comparison which denotes the percentage change in residential product shipments between this quarter and the same quarter last year.

“Residential air conditioning” means ducted split system air conditioning and heat pumps up to 5 tons; “ductless splits” means heat pumps and conditioning condensing units (cooling only); “commercial air conditioning” means rooftops (combination heat/cool), packaged cooling and packaged heat pumps; “furnace” means residential forced air furnaces of all types (gas, oil, electric and combination);  “chillers” include large tonnage liquid, reciprocating liquid and absorption chillers; “unit heater” means self-contained automatically controlled vented units limited to heating of non-residential space and also includes duct furnaces; “air handling unit” means a device used to condition and circulate air containing a blower, filter, sound attenuators and dampers.

For more information contact Caroline Czajko at cczajko@hrai.ca or 905-602-4700 ext. 234.