Luxaire is a division of the Unitary Products Group of Luxaire — A Johnson Controls Company — a large supplier of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration products in the U.S., and a leading international supplier. While our quest for top technology is evident in the Luxaire line of energy-efficient residential and light commercial heating and cooling systems, we’re not just “Setting the Performance Standard” through better technology. We’re committed to giving you the “Performance Promise” of superior service and support. Efficient, reliable heating and cooling solutions backed by courteous service with a smile makes Luxaire the smart choice for homeowners, dealers, and distributors looking to make a sound investment.
A Lifetime of Achievement
On October 25, 1939, the C.A. Olsen Manufacturing Company, later known as Luxaire®, was incorporated in Ohio by Mr. Clarence A. Olsen and a few of his associates. Shortly after, the manufacturing of coal and gas warm-air furnaces began in Elyria, Ohio, in January 1940. In late 1942, the company became a top ten producer in its field of 300 competitors, but when World War II arrived, Luxaire immediately designed and produced special warm-air heating equipment for army barracks. It was estimated that over 60% of all army barracks were heated with Luxaire equipment.
Over a period of years, the warm-air heating demand continued and expanded. In 1953, the development of the year-round air-conditioning unit for residential application began, and in 1954 the first Luxaire air conditioners hit the market. In October 1955, Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired the C.A. Olsen Manufacturing Company as a wholly-owned subsidiary, and on August 2, 1965, the original name of the company was changed to Luxaire, Inc. Finally, on July 1, 1981, Luxaire — A Johnson Controls Company — purchased the Westinghouse facility in Norman, Okla., and the Luxaire plant in Elyria, Ohio.