Payne air conditioners are manufactured by Payne Heating & Cooling, a member of the Carrier United Technologies as of 2015. Models include the 17 SEER R-410A (PA17NA), 16 SEER R-410A (PA16NA), and 13 SEER R-410A (PA13NA).
Founded in 1914 in Los Angeles by D.W. Payne, Payne Heating & Cooling was a pioneer in the industry, being the first company to bring several innovative products and technologies to the market. The company was purchased by the Carrier Corporation in 1974. United Technologies acquired the Carrier Corporation in 1979, forming Carrier United Technologies and as of 2015, it remains an important brand of their UTC Building and Industrial Services.