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About Rheem Manufacturing Company

Rheem Manufacturing Company is a global leader in the production of residential and commercial HVAC and water heating equipment. Founded by Richard “R. S.” Rheem and Donald “D. L.” Rheem with financial assistance from William “W.K.” Rheem, it first manufactured steel drums in 1925 in partnership with Pacific Galvanizing Company.  The Rheem Manufacturing Company bought Pacific Galvanizing and Republic Steel in 1930, allowing Rheem to break into the water heating business. 

In 1954, Rheem introduced “glass-lining”, a process that extended the life of the water tank by coating its interior with porcelain. An additional product line, “Rheemaire” central air conditioning and heater systems for homes, was added in 1956 and grew to be one of the company’s primary profit centers. Rheem purchased the Ruud Manufacturing Company in 1959 and continues to manufacture HVAC products under the Rudd brand name.

Rheem Manufacturing is owned by Paloma, a Japanese water heater manufacturer headquartered in Nagoya, Japan. The North American operation is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and is among the largest American HVAC and water heater manufacturers. In 2019, Rheem was announced as the winner of the “Smart Heating and Cooling Product of the Year” award for its innovative Rheem’s EcoNet® Smart Thermostat. The award was given by IoT Breakthrough which is an independent organization that highlights companies, technologies, and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market.

Rheem is among the top 5 HVAC brands according to Modernize, an online company that matches consumers with local heating, cooling, and plumbing companies with the required technical skills and experience to meet their needs. Thomas & Galbraith services all models of Rheem products, including water heaters, hybrid water heaters, tankless water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, cooling coils, air handlers, heat pumps, oil furnaces, mini-splits, pool/spa heaters, thermostats, and media air cleaners.

Rheem HVAC and plumbing equipment is the featured manufacturer of thousands of American contractors. Thomas & Galbraith will service and repair all models of Rheem products… days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

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About Amana Corporation

The Electrical Equipment Co., which later became the Amana Corporation, was founded in 1934 by George Foerstner in Middle Amana, Iowa. They began by making walk-in coolers for commercial use followed by making a huge impact in home kitchen improvements with the upright freezer. It wasn’t long until they added a side-by-side refrigeration appliance to their product line for consumers to consider. Then, in 1954, Amana branched out of the kitchen appliances and produced their first air conditioner. Amana has grown over the years and integrated into other parent companies. Their HVAC division, manufacturing air conditioners and furnaces, is currently owned by Goodman Global which is now part of Daikin North America. Their home appliance division, manufacturing ovens, countertop ranges, dishwashers, and clothes washers and dryers, is owned by Whirlpool. 

While Amana is headquartered in Newton, Iowa, their manufacturing plant is located just outside Houston, Texas in what is currently the largest HVAC building in the United States. This 4.2 million square foot building is home to their manufacturing, engineering, logistics and customer support teams, allowing them to have optimal collaboration on the design and manufacturing of their HVAC products.

Amana is one of the top ten HVAC brands according to Modernize, a company that works with consumers to find local heating and cooling contractors. Thomas & Galbraith is proud to service all models of Amana air conditioners, heat pumps, air handlers, fan coils, gas furnaces, geothermal, and indoor air quality products.

Amana, like other HVAC companies, prides itself on having quiet, energy-efficient, cost effective product options to meet consumer needs. One such option for an Amana heating and cooling system is the easy-to-use ComfortNet communication technology. This technology allows a consumer to control their home’s heating and cooling as well as dehumidification and humidification needs.  

Amana products are held to the highest performance standard and are rigorously tested to assure the highest quality of service and reliability. Thomas & Galbraith is ready to service all models of Amana products when the need arises.

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About Trane, Inc.

Trane Inc. is a global manufacturing company, based in Swords, Ireland, and employing over 29,000 people in 28 countries. They manufacture heating and cooling systems as well as building management systems, known as BMS.

James Trane, a Norwegian immigrant, opened his own plumbing and pipe-fitting shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1885. He designed Trane vapor heating which is a low-pressure steam heating system. After receiving his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin, Reuben Trane joined his father’s plumbing business. The father and son team incorporated The Trane Company in 1913. Reuben’s invention of the convector radiator in 1923 established a reputation as an innovative company. In 1925, Reuben added to their innovative ideas when he thought up a convector radiator that would replace the heavy, bulky, cast-iron radiators of the time. Trane went on to develop its first air conditioning unit in 1931.

Trane purchased the Central Air Conditioning Division of General Electric in 1982. With that purchase, many well-known traits of Trane’s residential air conditioning products took root and are still a part of Trane’s residential equipment lines, such as the red “Climatuff” compressors. Trane was bought by American Standard Inc. in 1984 and are both now subsidiaries of Ingersoll Rand, selling equipment branded as Trane and American Standard.

Trane is among the top 5 HVAC brands according to Modernize, a company that connects consumers with local heating and cooling contractors. Thomas & Galbraith proudly services all models of Trane products, including air conditioners, heat pumps, air handlers, coils, furnaces, packaged units, ductless systems, thermostats, air quality, and zoning equipment.

Trane products are tested to hold up under the harshest weather conditions simulated by their engineering team using resources like their System Extreme Environmental Test (SEET) lab to create freezing conditions or their Climate Chamber that can produce a downpour of five-inches of water an hour.

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About Rudd

Ruud was founded by Edwin Ruud, a mechanical engineer who was a Norwegian immigrant. He changed everyday life for people when he invented the automatic storage tank gas-fired water heater while working for George Westinghouse in Pittsburgh in the 1880s. Production of the water heater began in 1889, after which he bought the rights to produce his invention, leading to the formation of his company in 1897. Ruud grew his company and acquired a large manufacturing facility when he merged with water heater manufacturer Humphrey Company located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1954, he moved operations from Pittsburgh to Kalamazoo, making Kalamazoo the new headquarters. In the following years, Rudd continued to make industry breakthroughs, making him a pioneer in both residential and commercial water heating products. 

Rudd was acquired by Rheem Manufacturing in 1959, and Rheem was later bought by a Japanese water heater manufacturer, Paloma Industries, in 1988. Currently, the Ruud brand is manufactured by Rheem Manufacturing. Ruud has accumulated many awards such as the Consumer Report Most Reliable Brand (Water Heating), the ComfortTech Innovation Award for the Super Quite 80 (HVAC), and the ComfortTech Innovation Award for the Modulating 90 Plus (HVAC). 

Ruud is ranked among the top 10 HVAC brands by Modernize, an online website that helps homeowners find a local contractor to help with any HVAC or plumbing problems they are experiencing. Thomas & Galbraith services all models of Ruud products, including gas water heaters, electric water heaters, hybrid water heaters, tankless water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, air handlers, and heat pumps for residential, commercial, and new construction projects.

Thousands of contractors throughout America feature Ruud HVAC and plumbing equipment. Thomas & Galbraith will service and repair all models of Ruud products… regardless of time, day, or weather.  

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About Good Manufacturing

Goodman Manufacturing is a subsidiary of the world’s largest HVAC manufacturer, the Daikin Group. The company was founded by Harold V. Goodman, who was an HVAC dealer, in 1975. Although Goodman started by manufacturing flexible air ducts and plastic blade registers, his goal was to offer affordable heating and cooling equipment to families everywhere. He achieved that goal when Goodman Manufacturing purchased the HVAC company Janitrol in 1982, and they now offer residential air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces, and air handlers as well as other comfort equipment. In search of expanding its reach in the HVAC market, Goodman purchased a real estate technology company in 2018.

The parent company of Goodman Manufacturing, Daikin, built a state-of-the-art facility near Houston, Texas. The first Goodman air conditioner and gas furnace units to come of the new facility’s manufacturing line was in October, 2016. The entire construction of the $400 million project was completed in 2017 leading to the consolidation of all Goodman Manufacturing teams: Manufacturing, Engineering, Logistics, and Customer Support.

Goodman Manufacturing is among the top 3 HVAC brands according to Modernize, a company that facilitates the connection of consumers to local heating and cooling contractors. Thomas & Galbraith proudly services all models of Goodman products, including air conditioners, heat pumps, air handlers and coils, gas furnaces, packaged units, ductless systems, temperature control, and indoor air quality equipment.

Goodman Manufacturing is committed to producing quality equipment. They seek to improve their products by investing in research, reliability testing, and the latest, most technically advanced manufacturing equipment available. Their manufacturing facility is ISO 9001-certified as well as ISO 14001-certified. The first is a standard recognized as the benchmark for quality manufacturing and management processes. The latter is an international environmental certification. 

Thousands of dealers choose Goodman equipment as their primary manufacturer. Thomas & Galbraith will service and repair all models of Goodman products… night or day.

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American Standard

About American Standard Companies

American Standard has a long history in the plumbing industry dating back to the 19th century, making a significant impact in public health sanitation. In 1880, the Standard Manufacturing Co. invented a process to coat hot steel castings with pulverized enamel, creating a smooth, sanitary surface that was easy to clean. This innovation led to the modern bathroom.

American Standard Companies, Inc. was later founded in 1929 when American Radiator Company and Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company merged to form the American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corporation. It was a global manufacturer of plumbing, heating and cooling systems and services, bath and kitchen products, and vehicle control systems. The company changed its name to American Standard Corporation in 1967. The group acquired Trane in 1984; and, after they divested everything but their HVAC product line in 2007, the company was renamed Trane, which became part of Ingersoll Rand the next year.

American Standard has developed many HVAC innovations that have raised the quality of their products and the comfort provided to homeowners. For example, by communicating to all system components, their AccuLink™ communicating control board helps maintain energy-efficiency and comfort level. Their Duration™ variable speed compressor makes adjustments as needed to also help maintain the energy-efficiency of the unit and the home’s comfort level.

American Standard is among the top 3 HVAC brands according to Modernize, an online company that puts consumers in touch with local HVAC companies that can meet their needs. Thomas & Galbraith proudly services all models of American Standard products, including air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, packaged systems, air handlers, coils, ductless systems, air filters, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, ventilators, and thermostats.

American Standard HVAC equipment is the preferred manufacturer of thousands of dealers in the United States. Thomas & Galbraith will service and repair all models of American Standard products… any day of the week, at any time.

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About Daikin

Daikin Industries Ltd was founded by Akira Yamada in 1924. It manufactures HVAC products in Japan as well as the United States, Australia, China, India, Southeast Asia, Philippines, South America, and Europe. In 2004, Daikin entered the HVAC market in North America and then acquired Goodman Global in 2012, expanding its presence in the United States in both HVAC split-system and duct-type air conditioners. The acquisition of Goodman increased Daikin’s operations, making it the largest HVAC manufacturer in the world. To support this new growth, it constructed Daikin Texas Technology Park, the largest HVAC manufacturing plant in the United States, opening in 2017. The facility, located in Waller, Texas, is also the fifth largest factory in the world; and, at 4.1 million square-feet, it houses everything from manufacturing to customer support. Daikin markets HVAC equipment under the brands, Daikin, Goodman, and Amana.

Daikin continues to move the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry forward by embracing new technologies and innovative ideas. They invented variable refrigerant volume systems (VRV) which are also manufactured by other companies as VRF systems. Carrying on as innovators in the HVAC arena, Daikin codeveloped a R-410A refrigerant with Carrier. They also recognized the consumers need for systems that required less space while offering optimal comfort, so they design their products to answer the call. 

The Daikin brands Amana and Goodman are recognized by Modernize, an online source of matching consumers with HVAC contractors in their area, as top 10 HVAC brands. Thomas & Galbraith services all models of Daikin products, including split/multi-split, air to water heat pump systems, heating systems, air purifiers, VRV systems, ventilation, control systems, air cooled chillers, and water-cooled chillers equipment.

Daikin leads the way in three cutting-edge core technologies: heat pumps, inverters, and refrigerant controls. They have received many Good Design Awards for many products such as the 2018 Red Dot Award for their Linea air conditioner and the 2018 Good Design Award for the Urusara 7 air conditioner.

Thousands of dealers throughout the United States select Daikin equipment as their primary manufacturer. Thomas & Galbraith will service and repair all models of Daikin products… our HVAC team will answer your call whenever you need us. 

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About Carrier

Willis Carrier invented modern air conditioning in July 1902. Over the next 50 years, his input into bettering the efficiency of industrial production and improving personal comfort was so significant that it has earned him the nickname “The Father of Air Conditioning”. In 1915, Willis and six other engineers from the Buffalo Forge Company – a company that manufactured blacksmith’s forges, drilling machines, steam engines, and pumps – pooled $32,600 to create the Carrier Engineering Corporation. The company manufactured and distributed HVAC systems, commercial refrigeration, and commercial food service equipment. Carrier began marketing residential air conditioners in the 1950s, leading to increased population in some of the hotter areas of the country.

Carrier merged with Affiliated Gas Equipment, Inc., which owned the Bryant Heater Co., Day & Night Water Heater Co., and Payne Furnace & Supply Co., in 1955. Then, in July 1979, United Technology Corporation purchased the Carrier Air Conditioning Company, which then became known as Carrier Corporation.

Carrier has made many significant contributions to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry as well as society. The pioneering company hired America’s first woman air conditioning engineer, Margaret Ingels, in 1917, during the time lawmakers were considering granting woman the right to vote. New York sports fans were able to enjoy professional hockey games after Madison Square Garden, opened in 1925, thanks to the Carrier centrifugal chillers keeping the ice and the fans cool.

Carrier has led the way in making the HVAC industry more environmentally friendly. For example, their commitment to adopting a safer refrigerant was carried out before regulations mandated the usage of new, safe refrigerants by all HVAC manufacturers. In 2011, Carrier introduced a new technology, Greenspeed™ intelligence, that is featured in their Infinity® heat pump, resulting in the greatest heating efficiency of any air source heat pump.

Carrier is among the top 3 HVAC brands according to Modernize, a company that connects consumers to local HVAC companies that can meet their needs. Thomas & Galbraith proudly services all models of Carrier products, including air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces, oil furnaces, geothermal heat pumps, packaged units, evaporator coils, fan coils, boilers, ductless systems, air purifiers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, ventilators, UV air purifiers, CO alarms, and thermostats.

With Carrier’s long history of excellence and advancements in the HVAC industry, their tag line “Turn To The Experts” is earned, and they are the manufacturer of choice for thousands of dealers. Thomas & Galbraith will service and repair all models of Carrier products… 24/7 any day.

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About Moen

The Moen company began over 80 years ago, with one man looking for a solution to a problem. Al Moen pursued development of the first single-handled faucet, which would revolutionize plumbing. In 1947, production began on Moen’s single-handled faucet, and national recognition for the product grew when it was used by Hotpoint in their first pre-fabricated kitchens in 1950.

Since the business’s first days, Moen has remained an innovator in faucet technology. In 1979, the company introduced their first two-handled line of faucets that used their patented washer-free cartridge. In 1998, the Pure Touch filtering faucet was introduced, providing the first pullout faucet with water filtration solution. The company introduced MotionSense faucets in 2012, combining convenience with water efficiency.

Moen is committed to designing not only functional, but truly beautiful products that boast an extremely long service life. Over their years, Moen has won a number of awards for their products, and has been recognized for the innovations they have introduced.

When your Moen kitchen and bath products need service, turn to a local company you can trust. Thomas & Galbraith is happy to assist with your plumbing issues and provide solutions that restore the function of your Moen plumbing components while helping you conserve water at home. For reliable and quick plumbing repairs as well as the maintenance services your Moen products need to remain in top shape, please contact us.

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About Delta

Delta Faucet Company was founded by the Masco Corporation in 1954 and has become a global leader in the design and production of faucets, flush valves, and other plumbing accessories. In 1954, Delta introduced the first single handle faucet, a true innovation in plumbing and faucet design at the time.

Since the company’s inception, they have focused on developing innovative solutions that incorporate smart thinking in order to anticipate the needs of their users. Today, innovations like Touch 2O technology which allows faucets to operate with a single touch, and DIAMOND valves that last up to 5 million uses, help users gain a better way to experience their water.

Delta products are found in residential and commercial applications. Water conservation and water quality are of top concern, and Delta works to address these issues through the solutions they provide. The company is committed to helping their customers save water with convenience. The solutions they develop boost water efficiency without detracting from user convenience. Product efficiency isn’t their only concern – Delta continuously evaluates their manufacturing, shipping, and packaging processes to identify new ways they can conserve energy and resources within these processes and lessen their corporate environmental impacts.

Delta offers a number of stylish and functional product lines with solutions for use across the home. When you need assistance with your Delta faucets, turn to Thomas & Galbraith. Our licensed plumbers are able to assess your Delta faucets and provide the repair work needed to restore their condition and performance. Maintenance services are available to help you make the most out of your Delta plumbing equipment.

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