What Is an ICP Air Conditioner?

International Comfort Products, or ICP, manufactures heating and cooling systems under several brand names, such as Arcoaire, Comfortmaker and Heil. The company, headquartered in Lewisburg, Tennessee, has been in business for more than 50 years.

All ICP products are manufactured in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The company distributes its product through a group of independent wholesalers and contractors. ICP is part of Carrier Corporation, a unit of the United Technologies Corporation. United Technologies provides products and services to the aerospace and building industries, as well as Otis elevators. The company is ranked in the Fortune 500 and employs more than 225,000 people.

Air conditioners manufactured under the ICP name include the Arcoaire DXT+ Two-Stage, featuring the Observer communicating system. Different components of the system communicate electronically, setting comfort levels and maximizing energy savings, according to the company. A similar model is available through Comfortmaker, with the Comfortmaker SoftSound SXT+ Two-Stage air conditioner. Both models are built for quiet performance.

Heil Heating and Cooling offers the Quietcomfort DXT+ Two-Stage air conditioner. The two-stage scroll compressor operates at the quieter, lower level and changes to the higher level as outdoor temperatures increase. Compressor sound levels are also reduced with this model.

Other ICP companies include Day & Night, KeepRite and Tempstar. Day & Night and KeepRite offer an SXT+ Two-Stage air conditioner, with Tempstar offering the SmartComfort TXT+. All three have the two-stage feature, plus the Observer communicating system. All models are part of the Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR program.