This overview of Maytag HVAC products will help you compare them to Trane, Lennox and other top brands. Maytag makes some of the most efficient HVAC components on the market and warranties for top-of-the-line products are very good.
The company was founded by Fred Maytag who started making farming equipment. In the early 20th century, washing machines became the company’s best-selling products. Eventually, heating and cooling equipment was produced.
Today, Maytag is part of the Nordyne family of companies that includes Westinghouse, Frigidaire, Tappan and others. The HVAC lines for these companies are essential identical. Maytag remains a leading producer of home appliances, though doesn’t have nearly the same share in the HVAC industry.
Maytag Residential HVAC Equipment
You won’t find the range of products here that you get with Carrier, Trane, Lennox and a few other top brands. However, Maytag offers a pretty good selection in terms of quality, efficiency and price in the types of components it does manufacture. Here what Maytag offers:
- Gas and oil furnaces
- Air handlers
- Central air conditioners
- Air-source Heat pumps
- Package units
- Air cleaners
- Heat recovery and energy recovery ventilators
- Thermostats and controls.
Here’s an overview of the various lines you have to consider from Maytag. Our HVAC reviews include individual reviews of many of Maytag models.
Maytag iQ Drive: These are modulating components, for the most part, so they produce outstanding indoor comfort and keep energy use to a minimum. The air handlers and furnaces also have variable-speed blowers. Efficiency levels are among the best in the industry. Maytag offers excellent warranties on its iQ Drive models and all M1200 Series components.
Maytag M1200 Series: The iQ Drive components are part of the 1200 Series, but most 1200 Series components don’t have the iQ technology. The rest of the 1200 Series is Energy Star rated and offers staged heating and cooling along with some variable-speed blowers. These will improve the efficiency of central air conditioners and heat pumps that are part of the system.
Maytag M120 Series: The M120 Series ACs and heat pumps are single-stage models. The furnaces are a mix of single-stage and two-stage. Efficiency levels are lower, and so are the prices. They’re a good choice in climates that don’t demand the best available efficiencies. Many homeowners choose M120 Series products when lower cost is important or they don’t intend to stay in the home more than 5-7 years, so top quality is not essential. These components have good warranties, but not great ones.
Reasons to Buy Maytag HVAC Equipment
The most efficient models are some of the very best in the industry. They’re often selected when homeowners trust the Maytag name and want reliable, long-term heating, cooling and air cleaning performance. Maytag iQ Series components have outstanding service and performance ratings from consumers.
The M120 Series is popular with those who want good equipment at a fair price, but don’t want to spend as much as the might have to for Carrier, Trane or Lennox. Whichever system you choose, it's important to have it professionally installed by a qualified contractor with a track record of excellence. When