Industry Facts
The HVACR and Water Heating Industry by the Numbers:


1.1 Million:

People employed in the manufacturing, distribution, installation, and maintenance of HVACR and water heating products.
(AHRI, ACCA, HARDI data)


$5 billion:

Amount of personal annual income resulting from HVACR and water heating-related manufacturing jobs.
(Bureau of Labor Statistics — Current Employment Statistics)


54:

Percent of energy consumed in commercial buildings attributed to HVACR and water heating products.
([DOE] Department of Energy. 2011 Buildings Energy Data Book. (Table 3.1.4) D&R International, March 2012.)


88 & 97:

Percent of new homes built, respectively, with central air conditioning and heating systems, therefore affected by state and federal energy policies.
(U.S. Census Bureau “Characteristics of New Single-Family Houses Reports” 2010)


23:

Open & ongoing rulemakings by the Department of Energy affecting the HVACR and water heating industry.
([DOE] Department of Energy. Energy Conservation Standards Activities Report to Congress. (Table 2), August 2014.)


20:

Proposed regulations issued by the Department of Energy for the HVACR and water heating industry to be finalized in 2015 & 2016.
([DOE] Department of Energy. Energy Conservation Standards Activities Report to Congress. (Table 2), August 2014.)


2:

Ongoing legal challenges with the Department of Energy involving: Commercial refrigeration efficiency standard and test procedure; and walk-in coolers and freezers efficiency standard.
(AHRI)


70.3:

Percent of energy consumed in homes attributed to HVACR and water heating products.
([DOE] Department of Energy. 2011 Buildings Energy Data Book. (Table 2.1.5) D&R International, March 2012.)


30:

Percent increase in the size of U.S. homes since 2000.
([EIA] Energy Information Administration. (2013, February 12). Today in Energy)


2:

Percent increase in residential energy use since 2000.
([EIA] Energy Information Administration. (2013, February 12). Today in Energy)

The air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and water heating industry represents over one million jobs in the United States.

 

Today’s total is more than 1,062,624 U.S. jobs.

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