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Ductless Split Systems (19%) and Residential Air Conditioning (4%) showed year-to-date increases in shipments at the end of the third quarter of 2016. Whereas the following products showed a decrease in shipments: Air Handler Units (-20%), Unit Heaters (-18%), Residential Furnaces (-8%), Commercial Air Conditioning (-6%) and Chillers (-5%).

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 comparative 3rd quarter Canadian shipments of select HVACR equipment.

 

 

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NOTE:  Minor adjustments have been made to 3rd quarter 2015 and 2016 and year-to-date 2015 and 2016 Ductless Split System, Residential Furnaces, and Unit Heater 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.

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