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Ductless Split Systems (37%) and Unit Heaters (20%) showed the largest increases year-to-date at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018. Additionally, Air Handler Units (18%), Residential AC (11%), Commercial Air Conditioning (2%) and Residential Furnace (2%) showed an increase.

The following chart provides specific data for each product; YTD Canadian shipments for select HVACR equipment ending the 4th 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.

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NOTE: Minor adjustments have been made to the 2017 Year-to-date for Ductless Split Systems.

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.