Originally developed by the Sears, Roebuck company, the Kenmore brand has been around for over 100 years. The first Kenmore product was a sewing machine, sold by Sears, in 1913.
From there, Kenmore began producing washing machines, vacuums, stoves, dryers, dishwashers, and other appliances. By 1995, Kenmore products accounted for a full 25% of all the major appliances sold in the United States!
Along the way, Kenmore also developed a line of heating, cooling, and air quality equipment, which is still sold and installed by Sears Home Services. These Kenmore HVAC products have been manufactured by several different companies over the years, including Keeprite, LG, and Friedrich.
For heating, Kenmore produces a full line of central heating equipment including gas, oil, and electric furnaces, as well as boilers and heat pumps. Their heat pumps come in both packaged and split systems.
Kenmore also offers packaged systems with gas furnaces and electric air conditioning. For higher efficiency and comfort, they also have hybrid systems, which pair a gas furnace with a heat pump.
Along with their central heating systems, they offer room heaters in radiating, ceramic, and infrared models.
For cooling, Kenmore also offers both central systems and room units. They have split and packaged air conditioners, as well as heat pumps—which provide both heating and cooling.
Additionally, Kenmore offers mini-split ductless air conditioners and heat pumps in some markets. These provide cooling that’s easily zoned and high-efficiency. Their room air conditioning units come in both through-the-wall and window-mounted styles.
Kenmore’s air quality line includes portable and stationary room air quality products—air purifiers, dehumidifiers, and humidifiers. Their HEPA air purifiers come in small, medium, and large room models. According to Kenmore, these air purifiers can remove up to 99.97% of airborne allergy and asthma triggers, as well as odors.
The room dehumidifiers come in models that can remove anywhere from 30-70 pints of water from the air each day, while humidifiers can be used in dry winter weather to put moisture into the air.