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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.


The following chart shows comparative 3rd quarter Canadian shipments of select HVACR equipment.




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.