By Gary Sprague
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Broan HVAC manufactures energy-efficient split heating and cooling systems. Broan is part of Nortek Global HVAC, a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., and is headquartered in Hartford, Wisconsin. Nortek had net sales of $2.5 billion in 2014.
Henry Broan established Broan Mfg. Co. in 1932 with the development and production of a kitchen fan. In 1981, Broan was acquired by Nortek Inc. and in 2000 Broan Mfg. Co. Inc. became Broan-NuTone LLC following Nortek's 1998 acquisition of NuTone. Broan, along with other HVAC conpanies including Frigidaire and Maytag, was part of Nordyne, a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. The Nordyne name was changed to Nortek Global HVAC in 2015.
Several of Broan's high-tier heat pumps meet or exceed Energy Star qualifications. Broan also rates units with its EcoLogic Green Seal. Products that carry this seal are regarded as Broan's most efficient and comfortable systems.
Broan says that its split-system and packaged heat pumps range from the highest in home comfort technology to more basic models. The ultra-efficient units carry up to a 22 SEER and 10 HSPF, while less advanced models in this group offer 13 SEER and 8 HSPF.
Broan's top-of-the-line air conditioning unit reaches 25.5 SEER and includes unique features such as the company's "iQ drive," which modulates widely to ensure the desired temperature is met at all times. Split-system and packaged units are available in single- and 2-stage cooling.
Broan also offers a full line of gas furnaces. The gas furnaces range from 80 to 97 percent AFUE and feature single- or 2-stage operation.
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926 W. State Street
Hartford, WI 53027
Phone: (800) 558-1711
All of Broan's heat pumps are equipped with a 10-year warranty on parts. Broan also offers a 10-year Quality Pledge to replace failed compressors. Products must be registered for maximum warranty coverage, including a limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty.