29 May 2015

Space cooling in North America: Market overview and future impacts

The North American space cooling market, particularly in the United States, is experiencing shifts in regulatory
regimes, population patterns, economic conditions, and consumer preferences – all catalyzed further
by rapid technological innovation. Taken together these factors may result in a slight reduction in air conditioning
shipments in the short term, however the longer term trends indicate a continuing increase in the
number of air conditioning systems in the U.S. markets. These increases will be greatest in the warmer and
more humid (e.g. higher load demand) regions. This will result in increasing pressure on the U.S. electricity
supply system to meet the energy peak and consumption demands for building space cooling.