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Homart was the trade name for a brand of furnaces sold by Sears Roebuck for several decades beginning in the 1940s. Garfield Heights, Ohio-based Dornback Furnace & Foundry Co. supplied Sears with the products.
Adams Manufacturing Co. acquired Dornback Furnace in 1992, and today sells a full line of high-efficiency commercial and residential gas and oil-fired warm-air furnaces under the Dornback name that can run conventional cooling systems.
Homart parts can still be found through Sears.
Based on old newspaper clippings, it appears that Homart furnaces were actively marketed between (at least) 1946 - 1968.
Dornback Hardware and Plumbing Co. was founded in 1907 in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1923, W. H. Dornback Sr. added sales and installation of home heating equipment. In the late 1940s, Dornback became a major supplier to the Sears Roebuck Co. under the trade name "Homart." The trademark for the Homart name, owned by Sears, expired in 1992.
Some parts for Homart's gas-fired furnaces are available from Sears PartsDirect. While the units themselves are no longer sold, anecdotal evidence on consumer review sites indicate that these units had a long lifespan, with questions about these older units dating to as recently as 2010.
Today, Dornback Furnace makes five series of high-efficiency oil and gas furnaces: Highboy, Horizontal, Lowboy, Counterflow and the Gravity gas furnace. Most of these are adaptable for summer air-conditioning units by adding a cooling package to the existing or oil-fired warm air furnace. A wide range of models and sizes is available.
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Although it is unlikely that Homart furnaces are still covered by warranty, Dornback's warranty on its furnaces covers the heat exchanger for 20 years and the parts of the condensing oil-fired furnaces for 5 years.