HVAC Chillers Market

HVAC Chillers Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, and Industry Analysis, By Operation Type (Vapor Compression Chillers, Vapor Absorption Chillers), By Condenser Type (Water Cooled, Air Cooled, Evaporative), By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial) and Regional Insights and Forecast to 2032

Manufacturing & Construction | August 2022 | Report ID: EMR0036 | Pages: 150

global hvac chillers market size was USD 10.5 billion in 2022 and is predicted to reach USD 17.94 billion in 2032, exhibiting at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period.


HVAC Chillers play a crucial role in maintaining the required temperature of any space, machinery, equipment, etc. HVAC Chillers remove the heat and transfer it somewhere else, and make it cool. These chillers can be utilized in numerous residential spaces, for example, small to large rooms, garages, basements, and crawlspaces. The popularity of HVAC chillers is increasing due to various advantages such as portability, convenience, and quick and easy maintenance. Moreover, the adoption of HVAC chillers is rising in restaurants, hotels, kitchens, and dining rooms to handle concerns regarding temperature levels. Other industry verticals where these chillers are used are rubber, petrochemicals, medical, plastic, commercial office buildings, industrial, sports venues, etc.



The increase in demand for district cooling systems in many industries and high-rise buildings is expected to boost the HVAC chillers market's growth during the forecast period. District cooling, also known as centralized generation and distribution of cooling energy, replaces traditional air-cooling systems as it is less expensive and more energy efficient. Moreover, developments in the tourism industry boost the construction of hotels and public infrastructure where HVAC chillers can be used on a large scale. Furthermore, as these chillers are widely used in cooling and ventilation of skyscrapers, the growth of skyscrapers is expected to fuel the growth of the HVAC chillers market opportunity. 


Chillers from Arctic Chiller Group, Ltd. are installed in high-end residential complexes throughout North America and serve as the primary air-conditioning system. The Arctic Chiller Group also serves skating facilities across the United States and Canada, through direct ice freezing, ice rink cooling, and chiller maintenance. The expanding aviation industry, as well as the growing number of new commercial construction buildings, drive demand for respective chillers. As a result, demand for the respective chillers is expected to rise. Screw chillers are vapour compressor chillers that make use of a screw compressor for transporting the coolant through the system. These chillers are suitable for high-rise buildings considering their quiet operation, compact installation, high energy efficiency, and lower maintenance costs. With a growing real estate sector all over the world, the requirement for screw chillers is forecast to increase remarkably.


COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic impact has had a significant impact on the HVAC chillers market. The market for chillers is largely driven by demand from the commercial, industrial, and residential sectors, which were all impacted by the pandemic. In the initial stages of the pandemic, many businesses and industrial operations were shut down or operating at reduced capacities, resulting in lower demand for chillers. The construction industry, which is a significant user of chillers, also experienced a slowdown due to supply chain disruptions and labour shortages.


As businesses and industries started to reopen and resume operations, the demand for chillers began to recover. In particular, there has been an increased demand for HVAC systems that improve indoor air quality, which has become a top priority for many businesses and building owners due to concerns about the spread of the virus. Chillers are a key component of such systems and are used to control the temperature and humidity of indoor spaces. The trend towards remote work and online shopping has increased the demand for data centers, which require large amounts of cooling to prevent equipment from overheating. This has led to an increase in the demand for chillers in the data center industry.



Report Attribute


Projected Market Value (2031)

17.94 Billion

Estimated Market Value (2022)

10.5 Billion

Base Year


Forecast Years

2024 - 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Operation, Condenser, Application, Region

Segments Covered

By Operation Type, By Condenser Type, By Application, and Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Segment Analysis

The hvac chillers market is segmented by Operation Type, Condenser Type, and by Application type.On the basis of operation type, the market is segmented into two categories: vapor compression chillers and vapor absorption chillers. On the basis of condenser type, the market is also segmented into two categories: water-cooled, air-cooled, and evaporative. On the basis of application, the market is classified into residential, commercial, industrial, and other. On the basis of region, the global market analysis is conducted across North America (the U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, and the Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, and the Rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa).


Recent Key Developments

  • Increasing use of variable speed chillers:

Variable-speed chillers are gaining popularity in the market because they provide greater energy efficiency and control over the cooling process. These chillers can adjust their cooling capacity in response to changing conditions, resulting in energy savings and improved performance.


  • Adoption of natural refrigerants:

Natural refrigerants such as ammonia, carbon dioxide, and hydrocarbons are increasingly being used in chillers instead of traditional synthetic refrigerants such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Natural refrigerants have a lower impact on the environment and can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


  • Integration with building automation systems:

The chillers are increasingly being integrated with building automation systems to optimize their performance and reduce energy consumption. This enables the regulation of chillers based on real-time building data, such as occupancy levels and exterior temperature, leading to higher energy savings and increased occupant comfort.


  • Growing demand for air-cooled chillers:

The Air-cooled chillers are becoming more popular in the market due to lower installation and maintenance costs compared to water-cooled chillers. They are also more suitable for smaller spaces and buildings, making them a popular choice for the commercial and residential applications.


  • Increasing demand for smart chillers:

Smart chillers, which use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to optimize their performance, are gaining more popularity in the market. These chillers can predict and prevent potential maintenance issues, optimize energy consumption, and improve the overall efficiency of the cooling systems.


Regional Analysis

Asia-Pacific is the largest growing market. China and Japan contribute the most to the HVAC chillers market. Growing focus on the construction of skyscrapers in China and Japan has increased awareness about chilled water-cooled systems and is offering new opportunities to drive demand in the region.

The other regions of the North American chiller market include the US and Canada. As urbanisation and economic growth have increased, so has the building of theatres, hospitals, offices, and massive retail establishments. The development of smart cities and the expansion of airport infrastructure is supported by the governments of the countries in North America. As a result, the need for chillers in the region's residential, commercial, and industrial sectors is being driven by an increase in tourism, smart city initiatives, and construction activities. To increase the bar for energy efficiency, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is investing heavily nationwide.


Competitor Analysis

To increase their consumer base, businesses innovate and offer new products. Also, important businesses are implementing the merger and acquisition strategy to increase their market revenue on a global scale. The following are a few of the leading key players in the HVAC chillers market:

  • LG Electronics
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Carrier Global Corporation
  • Thermal Care, Inc.
  • Trane
  • Kaltra
  • SKM Air Conditioning
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.


Market Segmentation

Operation Type

  • Vapor Compression Chillers
  • Product type
  • Reciprocating
  • Centrifugal
  • Screw
  • Scroll
  • Vapor Absorption Chillers

Condenser Type

  • Water Cooled
  • Air Cooled
  • Evaporative



  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Residential


Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa


Customization Scope

  • Available upon request



  • Available upon request

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Frequently Asked Questions

The HVAC Chillers market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.5% by 2032.
The global HVAC Chillers market is expected to reach USD 17.94 million by 2032.
HVAC Chillers market forecast period is 2024 - 2032
By Operation Type (Vapor Compression Chillers, Vapor Absorption Chillers), By Condenser Type (Water Cooled, Air Cooled, Evaporative), By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial) are some of the segmentations of the HVAC Chillers market.
The dominating companies in the HVAC Chillers market are LG Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Carrier Global Corporation, DAIKIN INDUSTRIES Ltd., Thermal Care Inc., Trane Kaltra SKM, Air Conditioning Johnson Controls.

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