Comfortmaker Furnaces and Air Conditioners
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Comfortmaker makes heating and cooling products, including air conditioners, heat pumps and gas furnaces. The Comfortmaker brand is owned by International Comfort Products (ICP), a unit of United Technologies Corp. (UTC). United Technologies had net sales of approximately $65.1 billion in 2014.
Comfortmaker was originally a brand under American Furnace Co. (AFCO) in St. Louis. In 1968, the brand became a division of Singer Co.'s Climate Control Division. In 1982, Singer became a unit of SnyderGeneral Corp. In 1991, ICP (then known as Inter-City Products) acquired for $72 million both the Comfortmaker and Arcoaire brands from SnyderGeneral Corp., renaming them as the ACO (Arcoaire/Comfortmaker Operations) division. United Technologies Corp. bought ICP in 1999.
In addition to the Comfortmaker brand, IPC makes air conditioning systems, heat pumps and furnaces under the Heil, Tempstar, Arcoaire, Day & Night and KeepRite; the company also once produced products under the Airquest, and Lincoln brands.
Comfortmaker highlights among its air conditioners and heat pumps such features as the Observer Communicating System to turn individual units into a cohesive system; 2-stage scroll compressors that add to the overall quiet operation; and durable, corrosion-resistant casing. Top tier units reach up to 19 SEER.
Gas furnaces such as the SoftSound include similar features as the cooling units. This top-of-the-line system also offers modulating heat for more consistent temperatures and a variable speed blower to help keep indoor air quality high and moisture low. This unit reaches up to 97 percent efficiency. Entry-level furnaces also are available.
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P.O. Box 128
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Phone: (931) 359-3511
Comfortmaker furnaces are backed by long-term limited warranties on major components and functional parts; a 10-year parts warranty is fairly standard. Extended coverage is available that gives 5 to 10 years of additional protection, covering all labor costs and the full cost of repairs. It has a No Hassle 5-Year Replacement Warranty on the compressor and heat exchanger. Their warranties are good only if:
- There is proof of yearly maintenance service by a qualified service technician.
- The original receipts of installation and purchase are retained.
- The serial number and model number of the unit are available.