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Chillers (10%), Unit Heaters (9%), Air Handler Units (8%), Residential Furnaces (7%), and Ductless Split Systems (7%) showed increase in the 3rd quarter of 2017. Remaining units showed a decrease in the number of shipments beginning with Commercial Air Conditioning (-4%), followed by Residential Air Conditioning (-2%).

 

The following chart provides specific data for each product; YTD Canadian shipments for select HVACR equipment ending the 3rd quarter. An expansion factor has been included to compensate for the non–participating portion of the market.

 

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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.

 

3rd Quarter Shipments

 

2016

2017

%Chg

Quarterly Res. Market Comparison

Residential Air Conditioning

71559

74706

4%

2016

166,662

 

 

Residential Furnace

95103

98402

3%

2017

173,108

3.72%

Change

Commercial Air Conditioning

10709

10885

2%

The quarterly residential market comparison is meant to denote the percentage change in residential product shipments between this quarter and the same quarter last year.

Unit Heater

10826

11540

7%

Ductless Split System

26740

27498

3%

Chiller

188

203

8%

Air Handler Units

542

684

26%

 

NOTE:  Minor adjustments have been made to 3rd quarter 2016 and Year-to-date for Residential Air Conditioning and Year-to-date 2016 for Ductless Split System shipment totals. 

 

“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.

 

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), established in 1968, is the national trade association of manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors in the Canadian HVACR industry who provide the products and services for indoor comfort and essential refrigeration processes. HRAI has three (3) industry sector Divisions: HRAI Manufacturers Division; HRAI Wholesalers Division, and HRAI Contractors Division.

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