In 1900, W.C. Coleman sold lanterns to Kingfisher, Oklahoma merchants to pay for his final year of law school. His lanterns' popularity grew rapidly and by 1914, Coleman introduced the first 300 candlepower lantern. The product was credited with lighting up rural America. The Saturday Evening Post touted Coleman's accomplishments: "Except for Thomas Edison, Mr. Coleman may be responsible for the creation of more bright light than any other man.
In 1923, the Coleman® Company introduced the fold-up camp stove. It quickly caught on.
During the Great Depression, Coleman turned to manufacturing gas floor furnaces and oil space heaters.
Then, during World War II, Coleman® introduced the GI pocket stove. Over one million GIs went to war with this excellent invention.
By 1958, Coleman® had entered the Heating and Air Conditioning industry, designing units for mobile homes. The success of this endeavor led to a full-fledged entry into the Heating & Air Conditioning industry. This move resulted in the acquisition of Red T Coil - a leading independent manufacturer of evaporator coils and fan coil units - in 1984.
In 1990, Beacon Capital Corporation negotiated the purchase of Coleman®'s Heating & Air Conditioning division to create EvconIndustries.
By 1996, Unitary Products Group of York, A Johnson Controls Company had acquired Evcon Industries and continued to market their products under the Coleman-Evcon name.
In 1999, realizing its outstanding brand recognition, Unitary Products Group decided to market products, solely under the Coleman® name - a name now known for rugged dependability, outstanding efficiency and superior performance.
Each Coleman® HVAC system is built to deliver outstanding performance, rugged reliability, and outstanding durability. We build each product according to strict guidelines to provide years of trouble-free operation. And our systems are backed by some of the best warranties in the business. Products like our Echelon™ Series heat pumps come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty on the compressor and 10-year Limited Warranty on parts. Select LX Series split system air conditioners (CC7, TW4, TC4, TC3, TF4, TF3) come with a 1-year labor limited warranty – if your home comfort system is delivered and does not function, you have peace of mind knowing the repair will be covered at no additional charge, including the cost of labor. Be assured that Coleman® HVAC warranties provide more than minimal coverage. In fact, they lead the industry in many instances by covering parts and key mechanical components for longer terms than other manufacturers. Terms and coverage details vary according to the Coleman® HVAC products you own, so be sure to see your dealer for details.Our warranty coverage doesn’t stop there. The Coleman® Performance Promise™ Protection Plan can provide you with the lasting peace of mind that comes from the best extended protection plan in the industry. Purchased separately, this plan extends your parts, labor or parts-and-labor warranty for up to ten years. Plus, there are no limits to the number of service calls and repairs that are covered by the policy.The Performance Promise™ Protection plan offers these valuable advantages:
The Performance Promise™ Protection Plan is designed to keep your home comfort system running at peak performance without the hassle of expensive repair costs. Protect your investment. Contact your Coleman® HVAC Dealer and ask about the Performance Promise™ Protection Plan today.