Amana Central Air Conditioner Review
Here is Amana central air conditioner review. Amana produces eight central air conditioners with efficiency ratings ranging from 14 SEER to 24.5 SEER. The top-rated product is one of the most energy-efficient air conditioners on the market today. The condensing unit, indoor coil, and refrigerant line set installed on an Amana air conditioner cost $3,400 to $9,115. AC model, size, and elements relating to the complexity of the installation and the supplies required to finish it are all cost factors. This Amana central air conditioner review is intended to provide you with the information you need to decide which model is best for your house – and whether Amana is the brand for you. We recommend getting estimates from many local air conditioning providers, asking questions, and obtaining their feedback – but understanding the information provided here will give you a leg up.
Amana Central Air Conditioner Review
About Amana – Is it the Same as Goodman?
Yes, it is correct. Daikin, as well. The only difference is that a Goodman unit does not come with a super-efficient 24.5 SEER unit.
Until Goodman purchased Amana, the two brands were separate. The Amana units were discarded in favor of the Goodman line with Amana logo badges, rather than creating two different lines.
Then, in 2012, global HVAC giant Daikin purchased Goodman, along with the Amana brand. Daikin did not manufacture residential central split system air conditioners, hence the Goodman/Amana series is branded as Daikin.
Daikin invested heavily in research and development, and Amana’s efficiency and quality are now excellent.
Amana ACs – What’s Available?
Amana produces eight different versions. One is a modulating AC, which means it features a compressor with a changeable capacity. Two of them are air conditioners with two stages. The final five versions are single-stage models. In short, it has a product portfolio that is relatively similar to Rheem and Trane, although it is not as extensive as Bryant and Lennox.
The 8 Amana central air conditioner models and specs are listed in the table below.
|ASX14 / ANX14||15||Single-stage||Any||70-71|
|ASX13 / ANX13||14||Single-stage||Any||71-77|
Amana also sells Clean Comfort air quality components as add-ons for split-system air conditioners. Air purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers, as well as various air filtration and air cleaning machines, are among them.
Pros – Unique Features
This is about energy efficiency, and the compressor, as well as indoor climate management, sound management, and the cost of the air conditioner, are all important factors.
Amana, like other top brands, offers three compressor performance levels on their air conditioners.
Amana’s variable capacity, also known as variable-speed or modulating, the compressor is featured in the AVXC20.
It’s also known as an inverter-driven compressor, and it’s due to Daikin’s acquisition of Amana. Daikin is at the forefront of energy-efficient compressor development. For decades, it’s used inverter-driven, variable speed compressors in its ductless, mini split ACs, and heat pumps.
Another term for interior climate control is comfort management. In the summer, the hot, humid air is unbearable. It is much preferable to have cool, dry air.
Some air conditioning systems are better at managing comfort than others. In climate control, what is true in efficiency is also true.
Single-stage and two-stage air conditioning systems produce better temperature balance and remove more humidity than systems with variable capacity compressors.
This is because the compressor runs at the exact speed required to meet the needs of the thermostat. That’s the part about the temperature.
Because the AC cycles of variable capacity compressors are longer than those of single-stage and two-stage systems, humidity management is greater. Long cycles move air more continuously through the system, resulting in more moisture condensing on the coil and being drained away.
Because staged cooling operates at less than full capacity, it results in longer cycles. As a result, air travels over the cool inside coil at a faster pace, allowing moisture to condense.
In hot, humid conditions, the two 2-stage Amana air conditioners find a solid mix between affordability and good humidity control.
Amana uses sound blankets and insulation within the condensing unit, similar to other models, to reduce noise.
The outcomes are very typical. Single-stage air conditioners are quieter than two-stage and variable-speed machines working at a lower stage/speed. Consider one of these models if sound is important to you while making a purchase.
Cons – Problems with Amana ACs
Communication technology can break down, and resolving the problem can be challenging. KB, one of our readers, told us about his or her experience with Amana’s communication technology:
“I have a 10-year-old 4 ton Amana/Goodman AC communication system with Comfortnet. It has had problems with lost communication error codes every year. It connects to my Honeywell Redlink system for remote control, but it only requires 2-3 service calls per year. Any cost savings are lost in the service and component replacement costs. I’m never getting another communication system.”