Sector: Heating, Ventilation, & A/C

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 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. Heating and air conditioning equipment is measured by the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating, defined by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute. The SEER rating measures the ratio of heating/cooling to the amount of energy input. Increasingly stronger building standards and government incentives are driving retrofits and new construction, which drives demand for efficient HVAC systems.

Large HVAC equipment such as central air conditioning, furnaces, and boilers continue to be made in the United States with significant domestic content. In contrast, smaller products—such as window air conditioners, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, and ceiling fans (except for high-end)—are exclusively 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. 

Manufacturers in the HVAC market became more consolidated during the late 2010s due to buyouts; however, the four largest manufacturers still only account for half of industry-wide market share. The diverse set of products manufactured for the HVAC market, especially in non-residential sectors, have attracted many small to medium-sized manufacturers across the country, many of them with 20 employees or fewer. While the larger manufacturers are more nationally recognized, there are still smaller, independently owned and operated U.S. manufacturers making products such as boil­ers, commercial systems, and geothermal systems to meet regional market needs. Ductwork, especially commercial ductwork, is especially localized due to the need for custom fabrication and installation. [iv] [v]

Company Location
3M Corporation St. Paul, Minnesota
3M Corporation Cottage Grove, Minnesota
3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division Hutchinson, Minnesota
3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division Hartford City, Indiana
3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division Springfield, Missouri
A.O. Smith Corporation Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A.O. Smith Corporation Water Products Company McBee, South Carolina
A.O. Smith Corporation Water Products Company Ashland City, Tennessee
A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Company Albia, Iowa
A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Company Dubuque, Iowa
AAF International Louisville, Kentucky
AAF International, Columbia Plant Columbia, Missouri
AAF International, Louisville Cartridge Plant Louisville, Kentucky
AAON Heating and Cooling Products Longview, Texas
AAON Heating and Cooling Products Tulsa, Oklahoma
Accord Ventilation Products Greensboro, North Carolina
Accurex Systems Schofield, Wisconsin
Ace Pump Corporation Memphis, Tennessee
Acme Engineering & Manufacturing Corporation Muskogee, Oklahoma
Acosta Sheet Metal Manufacturing San Jose, California
Acutherm Hayward, California
ACV Triangle Tube Blackwood, New Jersey
Adams Manufacturing Company Cleveland, Ohio
Addison Orlando, Florida
Adsil Daytona Beach, Florida
Advance Products & Systems LLC Scott, Louisiana
Advanced Architectural Grilleworks New Hyde Park, New York
Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT), Inc. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Advanced Distributor Products Grenada, Mississippi
Advanced Distributor Products Stone Mountain, Georgia
Advanced Geothermal Technology Reading, Pennsylvania
Aeratron North America San Bernardino, California
AERCO International Inc. Blauvelt, New York
Aero Pure LLC Hanahan, South Carolina
Aerofin Lynchburg, Virginia
Aeroflex USA, Inc. Sweetwater, Tennessee
Aerofoam USA LLC Couer D'Alene, Idaho
Aeroseal Centerville, Ohio
Aerosonics Inc. California, Missouri
AeroSys Inc. Hagerstown, Maryland
AFC Cable Systems New Bedford, Massachusetts
AIM Fiber Products Alsip, Illinois
Air Conditioning Products Company (ACP) Romulus, Michigan
Air Distribution Corporation Londonderry, New Hampshire
Air Distribution Corporation Brockton, Massachusetts
Air Filters Inc. Houston, Texas
Air Flow Company Inc. Addison, Illinois
Air Flow Products Inc. Hueytown, Alabama
Air Jet Venting & Chimney Systems Elkhart, Indiana
Air King America LLC West Chester, Pennsylvania