In 1893, an Iowa man named Fred L. Maytag went into business with three other men. Their first product? A self-feeding threshing machine. It was reliable and safer than the old hand-fed threshers that required farm workers to put their hands dangerously close to the whirling machine.

But it wasn’t agricultural equipment that made the name Maytag famous. Instead, it was their washing machines. Maytag produced their first washing machine with an electric motor in 1911 and went on to be known around the world for their highly reliable products.

Today, many different products carry the Maytag name, from washers and dryers to refrigerators, ovens, vacuum cleaners, and of course, heating and air conditioning equipment. Maytag-branded HVAC equipment is manufactured by Nortek Global. Other Nortek Global HVAC brand names include Frigidaire, Gibson, and Intertherm.

Maytag has always been known for reliability—and it’s famous Maytag Man commercials! Maytag stands behind its HVAC equipment with a 12-year limited parts warranty that stands out in comparison to the 10-year parts warranty offered by many HVAC brands.

Maytag offers a full line of HVAC equipment including air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces, packaged systems, and indoor air quality products such as electronic air cleaners and whole-home humidifiers.

To help ensure quality and reliability, Maytag’s air conditioners are checked 144 times before they ever leave the factory. They offer split system air conditioners from 14-20 SEER and gas/electric packaged systems with air conditioners rated up to 20 SEER as well.

Their split heat pumps go up to 19 SEER and 10 HSPF in efficiency while their packaged heat pumps can achieve up to 16 SEER and 8.2 HSPF. Their iHybrid packaged units combine a heat pump with a gas furnace to provide comfort and efficiency in all kinds of weather.

In addition to their packaged systems, Maytag also offers gas furnaces as individual units. These include high-efficiency two-stage, variable speed furnaces that can achieve efficiency ratings up to 96% AFUE.