SOURCE: Nortek, Inc.

March 04, 2016 09:00 ET

Nortek Global HVAC Launches New 95% Efficient Furnace

Model KG7SD-E Features Factory-Installed Fixed-Torque ECM Blower Motor

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2016) - Nortek Global HVAC, a Nortek Company (NASDAQ: NTK) and a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient HVAC systems, has added a new furnace to its lineup. Model KG7SD-E achieves up to 95% AFUE and comes with a factory-installed fixed-torque ECM motor, making it ideal for the Canadian market where all furnaces must now include ECM motors. In addition to Canadian sales, this new furnace qualifies for local utility rebates and the U.S. federal tax credit.

The factory-installed fixed-torque ECM blower motor is programmable to 16 different speeds for both heating and cooling operation modes, so it is extremely adaptable to challenging high-static applications as well as a greater range of heating and cooling capacities.

"With the growth of utility rebates and renewal of federal tax credits, a greater number of homeowners are choosing high-efficiency gas furnaces," says John Remley, Nortek Global HVAC product manager. "We want to give customers a wide range of options in the condensing furnace category. The new KG7SD-E furnace reflects our commitment to high-value products that save homeowners money every heating season."

Nortek Global HVAC's new furnace achieves up to 95% AFUE and also features:

  • iSEER® motor innovation for up to 1 SEER point efficiency gain in cooling on 13- and 14-SEER models
  • 16 different blower speeds for both heating and cooling modes to meet required airflow in challenging ductwork applications
  • Industry leading SmartLite® technology for longer igniter life
  • Insulated blower compartment for noise reduction
  • 20-second heating blower delay on startup to ensure warm duct temperature and adjustable blower off delay in heating to ensure maximum efficiency even during shutdown
  • 60-second blower delay during cooling shutdown, again maximizing efficiencies whenever possible

Model KG7SD-E joins the company's other 95% AFUE furnaces, including a single-stage model with multi-speed non-ECM blower motor and two multi-stage models. The new upflow furnace is currently available in five sizes ranging from 54,000 BTU to 120,000 BTU. A 38,000 BTU model is expected to launch in spring 2016.

Model KG7SD-E is available in the Broan®, NuTone®, Gibson®, Kelvinator® and Philco® brands of HVAC equipment. Similar model MGC2SD-E is available in the Maytag® brand.

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About Nortek Global HVAC (formerly NORDYNE)
Nortek Global HVAC has been designing and manufacturing reliable heating and cooling products for more than 95 years. The company focuses on creating genuine value for its customers through a unique combination of innovation, product performance and responsive support. Nortek Global HVAC and its subsidiaries build and sell HVAC systems under the Maytag®, Broan®, Frigidaire®, NuTone®, Westinghouse® and Reznor® brands, among others.

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Nortek Global HVAC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTK) a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit for more information.

Trademarks Broan, Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Maytag, Philco, NuTone and Westinghouse used under license.

Contact Information

  • For More Information, Contact:
    Kari Palutis
    Nortek Global HVAC
    (P) 636.561.7583
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