The name Amana has been around for many years. It is a trusted name in all types of household products. Let us look at Amana Furnace Reviews.
It is a good idea to do your homework before investing in a household item that you depend on when it is 5 degrees outside and five feet of snow! But before we delve into reviews, let us get a little education on the benefits and how central heating systems work.
Well, we all know you have it in your home for comfort. You can have indoor warmth anytime you want it. You will need to become familiar with AFUE or the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. The norm in the US is 80% but Amana has a line of 96% AFUE furnaces.
If you are looking at a price difference, the few hundred dollars extra you may spend will be worth it. Get more bang for your buck. Other benefits are cleaner air, and the furnace interacts as an important neighbor to the air conditioner operation. Finally, you might get a tax credit with 95% AFUE so keep receipts and notify your tax professional for qualification.
Also you will want to get a SEER rating. SEER is an abbreviation for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a number that describes how well air-conditioning equipment works. A higher SEER means better efficiency and lower energy bills. SEER is calculated by dividing the amount of cooling supplied by the air conditioner or heat pump (Btu’s per hour) by the power (watts) used by the cooling equipment under a specific set of seasonal conditions.
Amana Furnace Reviews
One consumer reported after having a Carrier and a Trane System that proved to have aluminum spiny coils that attracted debris or animal hair, he invested in 2 Amana 16 SEER A/C/ unites with 2 stage 95% AFUE. The consumer stated he felt he made a wise investment and recommended Amana to anybody that needed a high quality system. This review was written in May after owning his Amana furnace for 4 years so this guy is still happy which says something.
A five-year owner in California had a Rheem downstairs and Trane upstairs when the house was built 10 years ago. Both units were noisy and the power bills looked like part of the national debt! He replaced both systems with new Amana 16 SEER 2-stage A/C units with matching Amana 95% AFUE furnaces in the attic. The power bill went down 50% and the units are very quiet.
So two good reviews and a little education on SFUE and SEER ratings will help you make an intelligent decision. Amana looks like the winner. Good luck!
Originally posted 2011-08-08 08:54:01.