Comfortmaker Brand Overview

Comfortmaker Manufacturer Overview

Comfortmaker offers 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). Consumers know Comfortmaker for its exceptional warranties and no-hassle replacement policies.

Corporate history

Originally owned by American Furnace Co. in St. Louis, Comfortmaker became part of Singer Co.’s Climate Control Division in 1968. In 1982, Singer became a unit of SnyderGeneral Corp., and in 1991, ICP (then known as Inter-City Products) acquired both the Comfortmaker and Arcoaire brands from SnyderGeneral Corp. for $72 million. ICP incorporated the brands as the Arcoaire/Comfortmaker Operations division. United Technologies Corp. bought ICP in 1999, placing Comfortmaker under the UTC umbrella.

As part of ICP, Comfortmaker’s headquarters is currently located in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Comfortmaker has an estimated revenue of $48.9 million, and ICP currently has about 550 employees.

Product lines

In addition to the Comfortmaker brand, IPC offers air conditioning systems, heat pumps and furnaces through the Arcoaire, Day & Night, Heil, KeepRite and Tempstar brands. ICP previously offered products under the Airquest and Lincoln brands.

Features of Comfortmaker air conditioners and heat pumps include an Observer Communicating System, which turns individual units into a cohesive system, two-stage scroll compressors that reduce noise and durable, corrosion-resistant casings. Top-tier Comfortmaker units have up to a 19 seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). You can review the options below and find more choices on the Comfortmaker website.

Comfortmaker air conditioners

Comfortmaker offers air conditioners through three product lines: Softsound, Softsound Deluxe, and Performance series.

Within the Softsound series, the QuietComfort 16 Central Air Conditioner CSA6 has a 16 SEER rating and Energy Star certification. The unit has Wi-Fi capability for remote access and improved energy efficiency.

For even better energy efficiency, consider a model from the Softsound Deluxe line. The SoftSound Deluxe 19 Air Conditioner With Smartsense CVA9 is Energy Star certified and has a 19 SEER rating and a 13 energy efficiency rating. The unit provides quiet, efficient operation at no louder than 56 decibels.

The Performance series is ideal for those on a budget. These options provide quality cooling at a lower cost. The Performance 17 Central Air Conditioner N4A7 has a 17 SEER rating and a 13 energy efficiency ratio (EER). This durable model has a two-speed fan and a two-stage compressor. The unit delivers quiet performance, no louder than 71 decibels.

Comfortmaker furnaces

Comfortmaker offers oil and gas furnaces to keep your home warm.

Oil

Comfortmaker categorizes oil furnaces in the Softsound or Performance series.

The OLV 87 Low Boy Oil Furnace is a Softsound option that is Energy Star certified. The furnace delivers quiet performance and energy-efficient features. This model has a variable-speed blower, which improves comfort and energy savings.

Part of the Performance series, the OMF 86 Oil Furnace has an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating of up to 86.4 percent. This furnace provides quality heating while helping lower energy bills. Unlike the Softsound model, this furnace has a fixed blower.

Gas

Comfortmaker groups its gas furnaces into three product series: Ion, QuietComfort, and Performance.

Within the Ion series, the G96CTN 96 Variable-Speed Gas Furnace offers a variable-speed blower that helps maintain temperature consistency, high air quality and low moisture. This top-of-the-line system reaches up to 96.7 percent efficiency and includes Wi-Fi capability for remote control.

The G96VTN Gas Furnace is the only model in the QuietComfort series. This furnace has an AFUE rating of up to 96 percent, along with a variable-speed blower and dual-fuel capability.

The Performance series offers budget-friendly models, including the Performance 95 Gas Furnace. This furnace has a 96 percent AFUE rating, single-stage operation and a fixed-speed blower.

Comfortmaker heat pumps

Comfortmaker heat pumps are available in the same three series as the company’s air conditioning units: Performance, Softsound and Softsound Deluxe.

A Performance series option, the N4H6 Performance 16 Heat Pump has a 17.5 SEER rating and a 13.5 EER rating. The budget-friendly heat pump boasts above-average energy efficiency. This model performs relatively quietly, no louder than 70 decibels.

For consumers who prioritize quiet operation, the Softsound series provides options such as the Softsound 16 Heat Pump. This model is no louder than 68 decibels and can heat average-sized homes. This heat pump has a 16 SEER rating and Energy Star certification.

Heat pumps in the Softsound Deluxe series provide the most energy-efficient cooling and dehumidification. The Deluxe 18 Heat Pump with Smartsense has a 19 SEER rating and a 13 EER rating, and the heat pump is Energy Star certified. This model has a quiet performance, at 56 decibels. The heat pump offers five stages of variable-speed compressor operation.

Comfortmaker packaged systems

Comfortmaker offers packaged systems in three series: QuietComfort, QuietComfort Deluxe and Performance.

The Performance series includes cost-efficient models, such as the Performance 14 Gas Furnace/Heat Pump. This model’s cooling capabilities have a 14.5 SEER rating and a 12 EER rating. For heating, the furnace is at 81 percent AFUE. This model is Energy Star certified.

The QuietComfort series includes four models. The QuietComfort 14 Packaged Gas Furnace/Air Conditioner offers a 14 SEER rating and a 12 EER rating, and the unit delivers 81 percent AFUE for heating. Instead of a heat pump, this model includes an air conditioner, making it ideal for hotter climates.

Models in the QuietComfort Deluxe series offer a higher SEER rating and two-stage operation. The Deluxe 16 Packaged Air Conditioner comes with a 16 SEER rating and Energy Star certification. This model delivers quiet performance, with a decibel rating up to 72.

Reviews by series

Reading customer reviews can help you make an informed purchasing decision. Reviews illustrate what people liked or didn’t like about certain models, and you can compare that information to your own needs. The most helpful reviews are from individuals whose budget, home and preferences are similar to yours. Take a look at the reviews below.

Energy efficiency

Comfortmaker provides several energy-efficient models. The company’s QuietComfort and Softsound series offer the most energy-efficient options.

When researching cooling systems, pay attention to the SEER and EER ratings. The SEER rating is a more modern system for rating energy efficiency. Unlike the EER rating, the SEER rating does account for seasonality. Considering both ratings can give you an overall understanding of the model’s cooling efficiency. For both ratings, a higher number means better energy efficiency.

When choosing a heating unit, consider the annual fuel utilization efficiency rating. The AFUE rating shows how efficiently a heater converts gas or oil into power. A higher percentage indicates better fuel efficiency.

With any product, you can also look for Energy Star certification, which indicates the model meets government-issued specifications from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Contacting Comfortmaker

Comfortmaker Heating & Cooling Products

P.O. Box 128

Lewisburg, TN 37091

Phone: (931) 359-3511

Warranty

Comfortmaker furnaces are backed by long-term limited warranties on major components and functional parts. A 10-year limited parts warranty is standard for Comfortmaker furnaces, but individual products may have warranty specifications for certain parts.

Comfortmaker also provides a no-hassle replacement limited warranty that offers one to three years of protection for standard products (Performance series), five years for mid-tier products (Softsound and QuietSound series), and 10 years for top-of-the-line products (Deluxe series).

Comfortmaker offers extended coverage, which includes five to 10 years of additional protection, covering the full cost of labor and repairs. To qualify for warranty protection, customers must have:

  • Proof of yearly maintenance service by a qualified service technician
  • Original receipts of installation and purchase
  • The serial number and model number of the unit

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