Aside from being part of Lennox comfort team and Goodmans Goodcare program, we offer all brands large and small. Of course we have our preferences for different applications and if you Google a term like “best AC brands” you will find people happy and not happy with every brand out there. What sets us apart is our best in business guarantee. No matter what brand you choose we can guarantee you will be happy. There are some differences in brands as well as cost, that may be deciding factors for you though, so ask us and we will be happy to make you the most informed consumer you can possibly be!
Here is some interesting information about some of the brands. (well… to us anyways!)
AIRE-FLO: Old Lennox trade name revived for use on economy line sold by Lennox dealers
AMANA: Formerly a division of Raytheon, now part of Goodman Manufacturing.
AMERICAN-STANDARD: Became Tappan air conditioning division in 1972. American-Standard purchased the Trane Company in 1984. American-Standard name revived in 1988. In 2007, American-Standard spun off WABCO, sold the plumbing division and changed the corporate name to Trane in November.
ARCO: Acquired by Snyder General in 1984 from Atlantic Richfield. Added to climate control unit as Arcoaire. In 1991 became part of Inter-City Products (now International Comfort Products) with brand mate Comfortmaker. In 1999, ICP was purchased by Carrier.
BRYANT: Founded by Charles Bryant in 1904, now a division of Carrier Corp-United Technologies.
CARRIER: A wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies.
COLEMAN: Heating division started in 1958. Bought by MacAndrews & Forbes Group in 1989, by Beacon International using the name Evcon Industries in 1990, by York International in 1994.
DAIKIN: Japanese manufacturer of commercial products and mini-splits. Now owns McQuay.
DUCANE: Purchased by Lennox in 1999.
FRIGIDAIRE: GM appliance brand name now owned by Electrolux licensed by Nordyne.
GENERAL ELECTRIC: HVAC division purchased by the Trane Company in 1982.
GOODMAN MFG: Started by contractor Harold Goodman in 1982, purchased from the Goodman family in 2004 by Apollo Management, now owned by Goodman Global
JANITROL: Division of Surface Combustion Co. became division of Midland-Ross in 1960, division of Tappan in 1977. Janitrol name sold to Goodman Mfg. in 1982, now dropped.
LENNOX: Lennox Industries.
PAYNE: Started by D. W. Payne in 1914, later becoming part of BDP with Bryant and Day & Night. Now a Carrier brand name.
PHILCO: Name used by Nordyne under license.
RHEEM: Rheem Manufacturing is owned by Japanese water heater manufacturer Paloma.
RUUD: Part of Rheem Manufacturing.
TAPPAN: Became SJC Corp. in 1979 with name Frigiking Tappan. In 1982, SJC sold Janitrol line to Goodman Mfg. Tappan name revived by Nordyne in 1998 under license from Electrolux.
TRANE: The Trane Company purchased GE’s climate control division in 1982. Trane was purchased by American-Standard in 1984. In 2007 American Standard spun off non HVAC lines and will be changing the corporate name to Trane. Now owned by Bermuda based Ingersoll Rand.
WESTINGHOUSE: In 1981, sold to Borg-Warner [York]. Sale rights included names Moncrieff, Luxaire, Fraser-Johnston all now used by York International. Name now used by Nordyne under license.
WHIRLPOOL: In 1972 became Whirlpool Div. of Heil-Quaker, a subsidiary of Whirlpool Corp. Tempstar name replaced Whirlpool after Inter-City Gas Co. bought Heil-Quaker in 1986. See Heil-Quaker. In 2002, Whirlpool name used by Tradewinds Distributing with line they designed based on and made by Armstrong.
YORK: Formerly a dvision of Borg-Warner, York International is now spun off. York also makes Fraser-Johnson, Luxaire, Moncrief, Winchester, Coleman-Evcon, AirPro, Red T. Also known in the past as Central Environmental Systems. York was purchased by Johnson Controls in 2005.
(this list is not 100% accurate and may have changed so don’t hold us to it )
And that’s not even all of them! Give us a call or email and we can help you make a decision you will be happy with.
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