Warm Air Furnaces
U.S. factory shipments of gas-fired warm-air furnaces in July totaled 161,301, a 13.8-percent drop compared with the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, gas-furnace shipments totaled 1,056,915, a 14.8-percent drop compared with the same period last year.

Oil-fired warm-air furnaces for the same month totaled 3,057, a 11.2-percent increase compared with July 2008 totals. Oil-furnace shipments for the year-to-date totaled 21,526 a 18.1-percent drop compared with the same period last year.

Storage Water Heaters

Residential electric-water-heater shipments for July totaled 283,854, an 18.5-percent drop from the same month a year ago. Residential gas-water-heater shipments totaled 269,335, a 10.6-percent decrease compared with shipments for the same month last year. Year-to-date, about 2,183,800 residential gas water heaters have been shipped, an 11.3-percent drop compared with the same period a year ago. Year-to-date, about 2,209,732 residential electric storage water heaters have been shipped, a 13.9-percent drop compared with the same period last year.

Commercial gas-water-heater shipments for July totaled 5,523, a 13.5-percent drop compared with the same month last year, while commercial electric-water-heater shipments totaled 4,555, a 17.1-percent drop compared with the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, commercial electric-water-heater shipments totaled 33,870, 18.4 percent behind total shipments of this product during the same period last year (41,523). Commercial gas-water-heater shipments (45,854) year-to-date are down 16.7 percent, compared with the same period a year ago (55,055).

Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps
Combined U.S. factory shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for July totaled 568,197, down 16.1 percent compared with the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, combined shipments totaled 3,353,331, down 17.7 percent compared with the same period last year.

Heat-pump shipments for July totaled 156,464, up 21.3 percent from the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, heat-pump shipments totaled 1,073,924, a 14.6-percent drop compared with the same period last year.