Keeprite might not be a household name in the United States, but it’s been a major HVAC brand in Canada for over fifty years. Today, Keeprite is owned by International Comfort Products (ICP), a division of UTC.
Other ICP brands include Heil, Day & Night, and Arcoaire. UTC is also the parent company of Carrier. International Comfort Products is headquartered in Lewisburg, Tennessee, about halfway between Huntsville and Nashville.
Keeprite produces a full line of HVAC equipment, including heat pumps, gas and oil furnaces, packaged units, air purifiers, and ductless systems. They offer No Hassle Replacement warranties on many of their premium products.
Similar to Heil and Arcoaire, Keeprite offers three model lines: Performance, ProComfort, and ProComfort Deluxe. The Performance series aims to provide budget-friendly, efficient heating and cooling.
Performance air conditioners offer SEER ratings up to 17 and heat pumps with SEER ratings up to 15 and HSPF up to 8.5. The highest-efficiency Performance heat pump and air conditioner models do carry the Energy Star certification for efficiency.
The ProComfort series adds some features, like No Hassle Replacement warranties and enhanced sound reduction. But for higher efficiency, there’s the ProComfort Deluxe series.
The ProComfort Deluxe heat pumps and air conditioners offer up to 19 SEER and 11 HSPF, with noise levels as low as 56 decibels. These highly efficient units incorporate two-stage compressors and multi-speed or variable-speed fans.
This multi-speed, multi-stage operation improves the ProComfort Deluxe models’ ability to control humidity and keep inside temperatures steady.
As for gas furnaces, Keeprite also offers Performance, ProComfort, and ProComfort Deluxe lines. Performance series models come with a 20-year limited warranty on the heat exchanger, while the ProComfort and ProComfort Deluxe models step that up to a lifetime warranty.
Keeprite’s gas furnaces come in a range of efficiencies, from the standard 80% AFUE all the way up to the 98% AFUE rating of their premium modulating gas furnace with variable speed blower.