Date created: 2017-05-01
Stay away from this furnace
I have a 67 year old house and about 4 years ago replaced the old
furnace that the house was built around. In the 20 years I lived with
that furnace I replaced filters and once had the blower drive belt
break. Since buying my Amana I have had 4 emergency service calls, all
of which ended with no problem positively identified, because the
problem is intermittent, but a large bill to pay. I have had to learn a
lot more than I care to know about troubleshooting this piece of junk,
and have replaced the hot surface igniter 3 times and the flame sensor
once. Now it is acting up again, and it looks like maybe it is the gas
valve this time. I am afraid to leave my house in winter for fear the
pipes will freeze after the furnace fails again. I wish I could afford
to throw it out and get a new furnace that is reliable. I will never buy
another Amana though, and neither should you if you don't want to worry
about a frozen house.
Date created: 2015-05-22
Working great so far
We moved into this apartment approximately eight months ago, right when
the weather was starting to go from chilly to cold. We had a four month
old baby; needless to say, keeping the place warm was a real priority.
We looked at this apartment and we really liked it but it just wasn't
quite warm enough. We told the landlord as much, and he said that he
was about to replace the furnace, and that if we wanted we could help
him to choose which furnace to buy. He gave us a couple of choices, and
this Amana was one of them. We went through all of the specs and reviews
and this seemed to be the best choice. It was installed right away, and
what a difference it made. The place stayed wonderfully warm all winter.
We even had to have a repairman come to look at the hot water heater
once and he commented on how we had a great furnace. Obviously we
haven't had it long, but so far we've had no problems at all. I can't
tell you how nice it is to have an appliance that you can count on. Many
thanks to our landlord, and to Amana.
Des Moines, IA
Date created: 2014-04-24
Furnace packs a punch
Air flow in home is much better than our old furnace. Very quiet system.
The comfort net thermostat is easy to use. I chose best Heating and
Cooling. They installed the complete furnace and a/c system in one day.
They knew what they were doing and were very professional and friendly.
Spent $7400 received $2050 back from MidAmerican Energy.
Grand Rapids Mi
Date created: 2014-04-19
Keeping warm while saving money
This furnace is not only cheaper to operate, it also is keeping my
family more comfortable. The good folks at Kroll furnace did an
excellent job installing the unit. I couldn't be happier.
Date created: 2013-01-31
Very Satisfied Great Furnace
I installed this Furnace last year. It is very quite. Previously I had a
problem with air flow at the second floor. After I had Amana furnace
installed, The air flow is great. Good product
Date created: 2013-01-12
Only had a year and broke down 3 times
This replaced my 25 year old rheem which was perfect but didn't want to
be risk it breaking in winter as I can't be without heat due to a medical
condition. This was installed end of nov 2011 and circuit board went 1
months later I was without heat for weeks then it kept not running right
but installer said he didn't find a problem despite error codes well
furnace went out on middle of snow storm 3 weeks ago and contractor pit
of business new hvac company says ot may be a bad power vent switch due
to error code 02 and had to order a new one but will take a week and
said it may be a bad furnace I wrote to amana to send a new one and pay
install and heard nothing Never again amana anything
Edmonton AB Canada
Date created: 2013-01-02
The heating company convinced me that this was the best furnace I could
possible get - well made, efficient, quiet and with the best warranty in
the business. In the year and a half that I have had it I've already had
more problems with it than I had with the 35 year old Lennox that it
replaced. And big surprise, none of the problems were covered on their
warranty. It is so loud that at night I have to turn the thermostat low
enough to keep it from coming on or it wakes me up. It has saved me a
substantial amount in gas but has cost me double what it saved in
repairs. This is the worst investment I have ever made. I would never
again buy any product made by Amana nor would I recommend any of their
products to anyone.
Date created: 2012-08-02
We replaced an Amana system that was nearly 27 years old. I understand
installation is the largest factor in how long a unit lasts but having a
high quality piece of equipment doesn't hurt. The warranties are the
best available and provide lots of piece of mind. a stainless steel heat
exchanger with a lifetime unit replacement warranty... outstanding!
Ravenna, OHIO 44266
Date created: 2011-08-31
Just had my new 3 ton 95% efficient Amana installed yesterday. Compared
to my 15 year old Goodman the noise upstairs is negligible. Woke up this
morning and the cold spots that used to exist in the house (bedroom are
on outside walls) are not noticeable any more. The new Amana puts out
much more cubic feet of air than the old one. Ron the Furnace Man
(Company business name) from Louisville, Ohio did excellent work and
cleaned up after themselves.
San Francisco, CA
Date created: 2011-08-22
I am very happy with my Amana furnace. It appears from these reviews
that anyone having problems with their Amana furnace is having them due
to the installation not the furnace itself. People need to learn that
you get what you pay for and if you pick the cheapest installer that
doesn't put a lot of detail in their quotes you get a poor installation
and it doesn't matter the brand of furnace as much as the installer. I
liked Amana because its manufactured in the USA and because Goodman
Manufacturing (that makes Amana furnaces) only makes heating and a/c equipment
unlike some other companies that make other products (Carrier makes
airplane engines, Whirlpool, Frigidaire) and others make other
appliances. I wanted a company that specialized in making heating
equipment and that made it in the USA that's why I picked Amana and I
am glad I did.
Date created: 2011-03-29
My Amana Really Blows!!
I had an Amana AMVC95 Furnace installed just a week ago. I chose the variable motor because the contractor said it would be quieter. My old furnace was about 31 years old. I can't say much since I just got the furnace, but what I noticed right away was the sound of the air flow. My old furnace must have had a much smaller blower. The contractor said that all new furnaces have larger blowers to work well with A/C. It's not terribly loud, just louder than my old furnace. I'll have to get used to it. The contractor was kind enough to install another cold air return duct. He also showed me that if you turn the grill covering the cold air return upside down, the air flow noise will be reduced. I do wish they still made a furnace with a smaller blower for those of us who don't have or want A/C. The Big Bad Wolf had a big blower too! Poor little pigs!
Date created: 2011-03-24
I had a 15 year old furnace replaced with an Amana 95% variable speed unit. The sales rep went on and on about how the quality was second to none and the warranty being the best in the industry. I will simplify, all I have had is problems with it and it is 5 times louder than my original. Overall, I should have went with the American Standard unit and saved myself a great deal of pain. It seems now that I need to just spend th extra money and have this nightmare renoved from my home. I strongly recommend buyers to stay away from Amana/Goodman products. Note:It comes down to the installation company to a certain extent, afterwards its all dependant upon the system and how it was made!!!
Date created: 2011-02-03
I bought a amvc95 95% 2-stage vari-speed furnace and ive found never
have I been so comfortable. for the first time ever the thermostat does
not move from 70*. plus my bills have never been lower. I put a asz14
heat pump with it. no service calls but if I did amana has a 10yr. parts
and labor plus a lifetime unit replacement warranty. I believe the who
put it in has every thing to do with it. maybe jon moon needs different
installers. I love my amana......jj
Other AMVC95 Reviews
A consumer on gardenweb.com asks about various furnace models, including the Amana AMVC 95. The replies note that the Amana is a reliable piece of equipment; the dealer involved was not including a two-stage thermostat. The responder encourages the customer to insist on a two-stage thermostat for proper heating.
Webhvac.com highly recommends the AMCV 95 as long-lasting. The Amana warranty is also outstanding, according to the site. Posters on hvactalk.com rate the Amana furnace higher than a similar one from Goodman. They base the ratings on the quality of the igniter, heat exchangers, and the warranty.
Findthebest.com shows the AMCV 95 as ranking among the higher end of all energy star gas furnaces for energy efficiency.
What does error code b1 on an Amana AMVC95 furnace mean?
A b1 fault code indicates "Integrated control module has lost communications with circulator blower motor". Possible causes are loose wire connections at the circulator
motor, a faulty circulator motor, or a problem at the control board.
The AMVC95 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.