Amana produces quality furnaces at affordable prices. If you’re in the market for a new furnace, take time to research a few Amana models and see if they can meet the needs of your home. This review will provide a bit more information about the manufacturer itself including company history, pros, cons, and installation.
Company History: Amana began as a refrigeration company in 1934 in Amana, Iowa. Its first line of products were drink and walk-in coolers. After WWII, Amana began to make microwave ovens and became a well-known appliance manufacturer. Eventually, Amana was acquired by Maytag. Amana HVAC equipment is now made by Goodman and often has similar technologies and features.
Pros: Amana furnaces offer some of the highest AFUE ratings – up to 96 percent efficient. The tubular heat exchanger design for Amana gas furnaces is considered one of the better designs for such a furnace. Many Amana furnaces include great features like variable speed blowers, hot surface ignition, and electronic control boards to improve performance, efficiency, and longevity.
Cons: Amana’s has a peculiar warranty on its heat exchangers. After one year, the labor is not covered by the warranty. It’s likely that if the heat exchanger goes out, it won’t be within the first year of use. If it does go out after that first year, the cost in labor to repair the heat exchanger is about the same as it would cost to buy a new furnace.
Installation is Key: We recommend choosing an experienced, quality HVAC technician to install your unit. The unit will only work as well as it is installed, and a poor installation will mean higher energy bills for you and a shorter life for your unit. A good HVAC technician will have the know-how to install the unit and ability to calibrate it to your home’s specific needs so you’re getting the most for your money. If installed correctly, your Amana product will keep your utility bills down with reliable service for many years.