AIRE-FLO: Old Lennox tradename revived for use on economy line sold by Lennox dealers.
AIRQUEST: Name used by International Comfort Products.
AIRTEMP: Started by carmaker Walter P. Chrysler in 1934, became a subsidiary of Fedders Corp. in 1976. See Fedders.
ALLIED AIR: Division of Lennox containing Air Ease, Armstrong, Concord
AMANA: Formerly a division of Raytheon, now part of Goodman Manufacturing.
AMERICAN FURNACE [AFCO]: In 1968 became part of the climate control division of the Singer Co. In 1970 became Singer American Furnace. See Singer.
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
changed the corporate name to Trane in November. See Trane.
ARCO: Acquired by SnyderGeneral 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 brandmate
Comfortmaker. In 1999, ICP was purchased by Carrier.
ARKLA: Division sold to Preway, Inc. Preway sold Servel gas air
conditioning to the Dometic Corp. High efficiency furnace technology
sold to Trane. Servel name now sold by Robur.
ARMSTRONG:Founded by Lennox in 1928, became division of the Johnson Corp. in
1976. See Magic Chef. Name revived in 1988 to Armostrong Air after Lennox purchased the climate control line from Magic Chef.
CRANE: Stopped making HVAC products in 1968. Furnace technology sold to Amana.
CUMBERLAND: A brand name used by American-Standard/Trane.
DAIKIN: Japanese manufacturer of commerical products and
mini-splits. Now owns McQuay.
DAY & NIGHT: Started in 1909 as a solar water heater maker,
later part of the BDP Co. division of Carrier Corp-United Technologies.
Name being dropped as of late 1997.
Name revived in 2007 and put on ICP residential products and Carrier
commercial products, sold by Ferguson's Air Cold Supply
DELCO: Old GM appliance division last listed in 1964.
FRASER-JOHNSTON: Became part of Westinghouse. Name dropped in 1978 with end of Westinghouse HVAC products. Name now used by York International.
FEDDERS: Left the unitary market around 1980, returned in early 2000s with
Chinese made outdoor units.
FRIEDRICH: Residential HVAC acquired by ARCO in early 80s. In 1985
became Friedrich Climate Master Inc. selling water source heat pumps.
Friedrich name dropped from tradename in 1987. Friedrich HVAC products
evolved into Arcoaire. Friedrich name still used on window units &
mini splits after purchase of Zoneaire from ICP.
FRIGIDAIRE: GM appliance brand name now owned by Electrolux licensed by Nordyne.
GOETTL: Arizona manufacturer of residential & light commercial equipment
& contractor; leaving the manufacturing aspect of the business.
GOODMAN MFG: Started by contractor Harold Goodman in 1982, purchased from
the Goodman family in 2004 by Apollo Management, now owned by Goodman
GREEN COLONIAL: Des Moines company stopped making HVAC products in 1975.
HASTINGS: Last listed in 1964, now manufacturers unit & duct heaters.
HEIL-QUAKER: Purchased by Inter City Gas, Toronto, from Whirlpool
Corp. Tempstar name added to replace Whirlpool name. HVAC division now
part of International Comfort Products. In 1999, ICP was purchased by
INTERNATIONAL HEATER: In 1965 controlling interest acquired by
Weil-McLain. Became International Heating & Air Conditioning
division in 1973. Last listed in 1974. Weil-McLain now owned by United
INTERTHERM: Became Nordyne company in 1987. Brandmate Miller. In 1998, Nordyne started marketing under
Electrolux brands Frigidaire, Philco, Tappan, Kelvinator & Gibson.
Also making Maytag brand under license. Parent company is Nortek.
IRON FIREMAN: Now owned by Vapor Power, making power burners.
JANITROL: Division of Surface Combustion Co. became division of
Midland-Ross in 1960, division of Tappan in 1977. Janitrol name sold to
(see Goodman) in 1982 now dropped.
JOHNSON, AIR-EASE: Founded in 1958 by C.A. Olsen (who started
Luxaire) and brother-in-law Johnson. Became part of Magic Chef in 1972.
Now owned by Lennox. Air Ease brand now part of
Allied Air division of Lennox.
PERFECTION: Became Perfection Division, Hupp Industries in 1964. In
1965, Perfection name dropped. Later known as Typhoon Div, Hupp
Industries. Hupp in bankrupcy in 1991. Perfection Industries was
purchased by Schwank in 1981, now operating as Schwank Inc. making
PHILCO: Name used by Nordyne under license.
RHEEM: Rheem Manufacturing is owned by Japanese water heater manufacturer Paloma.
ROUND OAK: Last listed in 1963. See Peerless. RUUD: Part of Rheem Manufacturing. See Rheem.
SINGER: In 1982 became climate control unit of SnyderGeneral
Corp. with name dropped. In 1984 SnyderGeneral operations included
Arcoaire, Comfortmaker, McQuay. In 1988 SynderGeneral bought American
Air Filter. In 1991, sold Arcoaire & Comfortmaker to Inter-City
SOUTHWEST MFG: Became Heatwave International in 1984, later going bankrupt.
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
TEMPSTAR: Name used to replace Whirlpool name when Inter City Gas purchased Heil-Quaker. See Heil
THERMOPRODUCTS: Indiana manufacturer of ThermoPride brand furnaces & air condtioners, now owned by Burnham Corporation
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
WATERFURNACE: Fort Wayne Indiana manufacturer of water source heat
WEATHERKING: Former trade name of Addison Products, sold to Rheem in 1989.
WESTINGHOUSE: In 1981, sold to Borg-Warner [York]. Sale rights
included names Moncrief, Luxaire, Fraser-Johnston all now used by York
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,
name used by Tradewinds Distributing with line they designed based on
and made by Armstrong.
WILLIAMSON: Purchased by Hupp Industries which went bankrupt in
1991. Williamson name was purchased by Metzger Machine (Milwaukee
Thermoflo) and used on furnace line. Late 1999, purchased by United
Dominion (Weil-McLain's parent)
WORTHINGTON: Became Mueller Climatrol in 1970 after being acquired by Fedders.
YORK: Formerly a dvision of Borg-Warner, York International is now
spun off. York also makes Fraser-Johnson, Luxaire, Moncrief, Winchester,
Red T. Also known in the past as Central Environmenal Systems. York was
purchased by Johnson Controls in 2005.