The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has released heating- and cooling-equipment shipment data for June 2009.

U.S. factory shipments of gas-fired, warm-air furnaces totaled 203,937, a 12.5-percent drop compared with the same month a year ago. See chart. For the year to date, gas-furnace shipments totaled 895,614, a 15-percent drop compared with the same period last year.

Oil-fired, warm-air furnaces for the same month totaled 4,027, a 5-percent drop compared with June 2008 totals. Oil-furnace shipments for the year to date totaled 18,469, a 21.6-percent drop compared with the same period last year.

Residential-electric-water-heater shipments for June totaled 328,330, a 24.6-percent drop from the same month a year ago. Residential gas-water-heater shipments totaled 310,495, a 27.5-percent decrease compared with shipments for the same month last year. For the year to date, about 1.9 million residential gas water heaters have been shipped, an 11.4-percent drop compared with the same period a year ago. For the year to date, about 1.9 million residential electric storage water heaters have been shipped, a 13.2-percent drop compared with the same period last year. See chart.

Commercial-gas-water-heater shipments for June totaled 6,320, dropping 35 percent compared with the same month last year, while commercial-electric-water-heater shipments totaled 5,065, a 27-percent drop compared with the same month a year ago. For the year to date, commercial-electric-water-heater shipments (29,315) are 19 percent behind total shipments of this product during the same period last year (36,026). Commercial-gas-water-heater shipments (40,331) for the year to date are down 17 percent, compared with the same period a year ago (48,672).

Combined U.S. factory shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for June totaled 788,825, down 17 percent compared with the same month a year ago. (Revised June 2008 shipments: 957,072.) For the year to date, combined shipments totaled 2,785,134, down 18 percent compared with the same period last year. (Revised January-to-June-2008 shipments: 3,395,410.) See charts.

Heat-pump shipments for June totaled 229,716, down 15 percent from the same month a year ago. (Revised June 2008 shipments: 271,691.) For the year to date, heat-pump shipments totaled 917,460, a 13-percent drop compared with the same period last year. (Revised January-to-June-2008 shipments: 1,058,614.)