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Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment #4755995
05/13/18 02:41 PM
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Midwest USA
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Amana is selling their HVAC offerings as American Pride label, built in Texas and Tennessee. They have a series of comparison PDF's on their website comparing their equipment to Trane, Lennox, Carrier, and Rheem.

There is a contractor here that is a high volume dealer of Amana American Pride, all sorts of promos like $2500 trade in allowance, $500 lowest price gaurantee.

Is the Amana stuff pretty good? I'm checking around on account of our 12 yr old Rheem setup is probably going have to be given the heave-ho pretty soon. I think our current system is 3 ton. Maybe 2.5, not sure.



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Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: LoneRanger] #4756008
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Don't get to caught up on the actual equipment. Get caught up on the installer. The secret to long term reliability and comfort is having your equipment sized correctly and duct work design and airflow. Pick your installer carefully.


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Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: LoneRanger] #4756016
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I'm pretty sure Amana A/C equipment is made by Goodman....it may even be Goodman's 'premium' line. I agree that the installation is more important than the brand.

PS: I believe that American Standard AC equipment is made by Trane and is Trane's budget brand.


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Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: LoneRanger] #4756019
05/13/18 03:07 PM
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Amana and Goodman are both owned by Daikin of Japan. As others have said, the quality of installation makes all the difference.


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Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: LoneRanger] #4756033
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Installer over equipment every day of the week. Also most of the manufactures offer 10-12 yr warranties anyways.

Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: LoneRanger] #4756148
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Switch to full variable speed (DC Inverters) compressor and blower. Am inverter design can run at any speed and is totally silent compared to an AC model.

Inverter based heatpumps (works great for Heating and Cooling !) can be SEER 25 and higher rated.

Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: henni] #4756185
05/13/18 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: henni
Switch to full variable speed (DC Inverters) compressor and blower. Am inverter design can run at any speed and is totally silent compared to an AC model.

Inverter based heatpumps (works great for Heating and Cooling !) can be SEER 25 and higher rated.



Not everyone lives in florida and has a heat pump

Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: MParr] #4756186
05/13/18 06:45 PM
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Ajax,Ontario, Canada
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Originally Posted By: MParr
Amana and Goodman are both owned by Daikin of Japan. As others have said, the quality of installation makes all the difference.


Daikin bough Goodman a few years ago as their entry/builder's quality line, didn't know that Amana came with it.

Amana used to build quality appliances & A/C when it was in the hands of the Mennonites, once they sold it to...(can't remember who) quality was never pursued to the point that now it registers on the low end of the scale.

Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: LoneRanger] #4756232
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Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
I'm checking around on account of our 12 yr old Rheem setup is probably going have to be given the heave-ho pretty soon.
12 yrs? That's not very old. When's the last time the evaporator core was cleaned? Motor capacitor values were checked? Squirrel cage blower fins cleaned?

My 28 yr old Goodman still works fine. No leaks. Optimized duct system. I keep it clean inside & out.


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Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: LoneRanger] #4756310
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Heat pumps have gotten significantly better over the years. It makes sense a lot farther north than Florida. We have them in Delaware. They are Trane.


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Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: nickaluch] #4756340
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Originally Posted By: nickaluch
Don't get to caught up on the actual equipment. Get caught up on the installer. The secret to long term reliability and comfort is having your equipment sized correctly and duct work design and airflow. Pick your installer carefully.
+1


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Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: LoneRanger] #4756385
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Did a Goodman HVAC install a couple of years ago. Goodman often brings up the reliability rear end of brands but that's largely because any idiot can go down and instantly become a "dealer", just by buying parts. I had someone who knew what they were doing on the install. I've had absolutely no trouble with it.


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Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: LoneRanger] #4756531
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If this helps, I had an Amana window unit A/C that was still working fine at over 20 years old when I sold the house. The plastic cover holding the filter broke was broke though.

Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: LoneRanger] #4756711
05/14/18 09:21 AM
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You should get more than 12 years out of that HVAC. Easily.


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Re: Opinions on Amana Residential HVAC Equipment [Re: nickaluch] #4756741
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Originally Posted By: nickaluch
Don't get to caught up on the actual equipment. Get caught up on the installer. The secret to long term reliability and comfort is having your equipment sized correctly and duct work design and airflow. Pick your installer carefully.


Totally agreed. A bad installer easily overcomes the best system available.

We have had an Amana system here for 6 years, excellent setup installed by a real expert. Dead quiet, super economical...


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