The Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Institute (ARI) reports combined U.S. factory shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for December totaled 393,665,
down 33 percent when compared to shipments from the same month last year, according to ARI.
Heat pump shipments for December totaled 133,813, down 18.5 percent compared with the same month last year. For the full news release, go to www.ari.org.

U.S. factory shipments of unitary air conditioners and heat pumps during December 2006:
totaled 393,665, down 33% from December 2005
year-to-date total 7,069,296
down 18% from Jan. – Dec. 2005

Heat Pump shipments included in the December 2006 figures:
totaled 133,813
down 18.5% from December 2005
year-to-date total 2,118,469
down 1% from Jan. – Dec. 2005

For more information, visit www.ari.org.