Sector: HVAC

Market Overview: The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) market is the largest energy- efficient product sector in the United States in terms of dollar volume and boasts a significant amount of domestic manufacturing. Products made here feed the domestic market and are exported to some 230 markets around the world.

The market for advanced HVAC products is growing, fueled primarily by the ongoing replacement of older units as well as continued demand from regulators and consumers for new and increasingly efficient products. In fact, over half of the U.S. market for these more efficient are for the replacement of old units versus units for new residential and commercial construction. However, with new housing starts expected to grow over 6 percent in the next five years, this portion of the market will expand.

Large HVAC equipment such as central air conditioning, furnaces and boilers continue to be made in the United States with significant domestic content, while smaller products—such as window air conditioners, dehumidifiers, humidifiers and ceiling fans (except for high end)—are manufactured outside the United States. Exhaust fans and similar ventilation products are an exception to the size rule as they are made both domestically and overseas. Some OEMs manufacturing in the United States—including Air King Limited and Fantech—source and assemble over 60 percent of the product in the United States, but import the motor—the most expensive component. Broan Nutone manufactures 65 percent of their product line at their flagship U.S. manufacturing facility with 85 percent domestic content. This company is actually expanding their U.S. facilities to meet increased exports to China.

Interestingly, the concentration of large manufacturers in the HVAC market is relatively low with the top four companies expected to account for just 28 percent of total industry revenue. The diverse set of products manufactured for the HVAC market has attracted the investment of a many small to medium-sized manufacturers, many of them with 50 employees or less. While the larger OEMs are more nationally recognized, there are still smaller, independently owned and operated U.S. manufacturers making products such as boil­ers and geothermal systems to meet regional market needs. Additionally, products associated with HVAC installation like ductwork and insulation are also manufactured domestically.

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Company Location
Belleville Wire Cloth Company Inc. Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Bellman-Melcor LLC Tinley Park, Illinois
Belmont Metals Inc. Brooklyn, New York
Benshaw Inc. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Berry Plastics Corporation Evansville, Indiana
Berry Plastics Corporation Franklin, Kentucky
BestAir PRO Hampshire, Illinois
Big Ass Fans Lexington, Kentucky
BITZER Scroll Inc. Syracuse, New York
Blissfield Manufacturing Company Blissfield, Michigan
Block Steel Corporation Skokie, Illinois
Bois D'Arc International Inc. Longview, Texas
Bokers Inc. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bonded Logic Inc. Chandler, Arizona
Bosch Thermotechnology Corporation Londonderry, New Hampshire
Boyertown Furnace Company Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Bramec Corporation North Sioux City, South Dakota
Brawo USA Laurens, South Carolina
Bray International Inc. Houston, Texas
Breining Mechanical Systems Inc. Massilon, Ohio
Bristol Compressors International LLC Briston, Virginia
Broan-NuTone LLC Cincinnati, Ohio
Broan-NuTone LLC Hartford, Wisconsin
Bronz-Glow Technologies Inc. St. Augustine, Florida
BSH Home Appliances Corporation Irvine, California
Builders Best Inc. Jacksonville, Texas
Building Automation Products Inc. (BAPI) Gays Mills, Wisconsin
Building Performance Equipment (BPE) Hillsdale, New Jersey
Burner Systems International Chattanooga, Tennessee
Burnham Commercial Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Burnham Commercial Lancaster, Pennsylvania
C & S Manufacturing Corporation Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
C&D Valve Manufacturing Company Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cain Tubular Products Inc. St. Charles, Illinois
Calcana USA Ltd. Loxley, Alabama
Cannon Fabrication Corona, California
CAREL USA Inc. Manheim, Pennsylvania
Carnes Company Inc. Verona, Wisconsin
Carrier Corporation Charlotte, North Carolina
Carrier Corporation Collierville, Tennessee
Carrier Corporation Farmington, Connecticut
Carrier Corporation Tyler, Texas
Carrier Corporation Indianapolis, Indiana
Cary Products Company Hutchins, Texas
Cash Acme Cullman, Alabama
Cash Acme Atlanta, Georgia
Casting Solutions Zanesville, Ohio
Celanese Corporation Irving, Texas
Celanese Emulsions Enoree, South Carolina
Centrotherm Eco Systems Albany, New York