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Amana Furnace Overview

Founded in Amana, Iowa in 1934 by George Foerstner, Amana originally sold refrigerators and coolers. Nowadays, Amana sells residential heating and cooling products. Its top AFUE rating is 98%, and most Amana products qualify for ENERGY STAR certification. The Amana Company offers a wide selection of energy-efficient gas furnaces to suit most residential homes. 

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  • 42.42% of customers recommended

Gas furnace overview

A gas furnace is a type of heating system. The heat exchanger uses natural gas instead of oil as its fuel source. It generates heat through ductwork in the home by using a pilot light connected to a thermostat that homeowners can set to regulate the temperature in their homes. When considering whether to purchase a gas furnace or oil furnace, homeowners should consider where their home’s location and their heating needs. 

Homeowners shopping for a new gas furnace should factor in the weather in their area before purchasing a new gas furnace. Considerations when purchasing a new furnace include fuel consumption, unit efficiency and affordability. The size and price of a new gas furnace can vary depending on the size of the home and how much heat output is required.

Amana gas furnace series and models

Amana makes a range of gas furnaces to heat residential homes, including single-stage, two-stage and modulating gas furnaces. Amana gas furnaces offer high efficiency, good warranties, low prices and — in many cases — ENERGY STAR qualification.

Amana AMVM97 modulating gas furnace

This heat furnace includes a thermally insulated cabinet and a heating input of 60,000 to 120,000 British Thermal Units (BTUs). The Amana AMVM97 is ENERGY STAR certified and its AFUE rating goes up to 97%, meaning that homeowners can save 98 cents on every dollar to heat their homes.

With a stainless steel heat exchanger, the AMVM97 provides quiet, variable-speed heating. The CoolCloud HVAC app lets HVAC technicians access the unit remotely for configuration and diagnostics. 

Technical specs:

  • The Amana AMVM97 0603BNB is part of the Amana AMVM97 product line with a cooling speed that ranges from 600 to 1,400 and a low-stage CFM of 420 to 840 
  • These models work with the CoolCloud HVAC app
  • Multi-position installation is for upflow, horizontal left or right
  • Complies with California 40 ng/J low NOx emission standards
  • Cooling capacity: 1.5 to three tons and includes a 1,072 CFM with a rise of 50
  • Weight and dimensions: this unit is 17 1/2 inches wide by 28 7/8 inches by 34 1/2 inches and 118 pounds, while other units range from 121 to 157 pounds

ACVM97 modulating, variable-speed gas furnace 

Furnaces in the ACVM97 product line include sturdy silicon nitride igniters, self-diagnostic control boards and self-calibrating gas valves. With heavy-gauge steel cabinets, the AFUE rating for these units goes up to 97% and homeowners can expect to save up to 97 cents for every dollar spent on heating for their homes. The heating input is 60,000 to 120,000 BTU/H.

These energy-efficient models have stainless steel heat exchangers, quiet, variable speed motors and ComfortBridge technology. These models use the CoolCloud HVAC app for accurate diagnostics and configuration and are ENERGY STAR qualified.

Technical specs:

  • The Amana ACVM97 0803BNB is part of the Amana ACVM97 product line. 
  • Multi-position installation is for downflow, horizontal left or right
  • Complies with California 40 ng/J low NOx emission standards
  • Cooling capacity: 1.5 to three tons
  • Weight and dimensions: the 0803BNB is 17 1/2 inches wide by 28 7/8 inches by 34 1/2 inches and 122 pounds, while other units in this line range from 144 to 146 pounds.

AMVC96 two-stage, variable-speed gas furnace 

These two-stage models include stainless-steel heat exchangers. This product line comes with silicon nitride igniters and has AFUE ratings that reach up to 96% for energy-efficient performance. ComfortBridge technology provides noise reduction as these units work with quiet, variable-speed circulator motors.

A self-diagnostic control board conveniently monitors heating and cooling, and these units can function on a low capacity for optimal efficiency. With thermally insulated cabinets, these furnaces are ENERGY STAR qualified.

Technical specs:

  • The Amana AMVC96 0403BNB is part of the Amana AMVC96 product line with a high fire input of 40,000 and output of 38,400 
  • The heating input is 40,000 to 120,000 BTU/H for the models in this product line
  • These models work with the CoolCloud HVAC app
  • Complies with California 40 ng/J low NOx emission standards
  • Multi-position installation is for upflow, horizontal left or right
  • Cooling capacity: 1.5 to three tons
  • Weight and dimensions: the blower on the 0403BNB is 10 inches deep by eight inches wide and 114 pounds, while other units in this product line weigh from 117 to 156 pounds

AMVC8 two-stage, multi-speed gas furnace

The two-stage, multi-speed gas furnaces in this product line have AFUE ratings that go up to 80%. With quiet circulator motors, they integrate with ComfortBridge technology for insulated noise-reduction.

These energy-efficient units offer optimized heating and cooling and produce up to 25% less sound from their circulator blower when compared to single-speed models.

Technical specs:

  • The Amana AMVC8 0603B*C is part of the Amana AMVC8 product line and it includes a high fire input of 60,000 and output of 48,000 
  • Cooling capacity: 1.5 to three tons
  • The heating input is 60,000 to 100,000 BTU/H for these models
  • They work with the CoolCloud HVAC app
  • California low NOx emission models are available
  • Multi-position installation is for upflow, horizontal left or right
  • Weight and dimensions: the blower on the 0603B*C is 10 inches deep by eight inches wide, and shipping weight is 105 pounds. Other models range from 107 to 124 pounds

The AMH8 two-stage gas furnace

The two-stage gas furnaces in this product line include multi-speed motors and offer quiet comfort in regions that have less severe winters. With sturdy steel heat exchangers and multi-speed motors, they include AFUE ratings that reach 80%. 

These furnaces are not ENERGY STAR qualified. However, homeowners can expect to save up to 80 cents for every dollar spent heating their homes.

Technical specs:

  • The Amana AMH8 0403A*B is part of the Amana AMH8 product line and it includes a high fire input of 40,000 and natural gas output of 32,000 
  • The heating input for these models is 40,000 to 140,000 BTU/H
  • These models work with the CoolCloud HVAC app
  • California low NOx emission models are available
  • Multi-position installation is for upflow, horizontal left or right
  • Weight and dimensions: the blower on the 0403A*B is 10 inches deep by six inches wide, and shipping weight is 86 pounds. Other models range from 90 to 132 pounds

Amana gas furnace features

Amana’s high-efficiency gas furnaces integrate with the latest technologies to offer homeowners advanced control of their furnaces. Some Amana gas furnaces include ComfortNet thermostat communications controls, which control settings, monitor temperatures and self-diagnose. These thermostats can alert technicians to any problems in the system.

SEER, AFUE rating and energy efficiency 

Home location can also determine which furnace you need, as warmer climates may only require an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) or seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of 80%. AFUE ratings for Amana gas furnaces range from 80% to 98% while blower speeds range from variable to multi ECM or fixed. 

AFUE ratings of 97% or 98% are recommended for residential homes in the frigid north. Colder climates might require an AFUE rating that goes up to 90% or higher. AFUE ratings of 80% are ideal for warmer climates in the south where winter temperatures are mild.

Homeowners should base AFUE percentage around the climate where they live: 

  • Warmer climates may only need an AFUE of 80% to 90%. These models include the AME8, AMH8/ADH8 and AMVC8. 
  • Moderate to cooler climates might require an AFUE from 90% to 95%. These models include the AMSS92, AMSS96 and AMEC96.
  • The coldest climates will likely require an AFUE of 95% or higher. These models include the AMVC96 and ACVC96. 

Pricing

Amana gas furnace pricing can vary depending on where the homeowner lives and the weather in their state. Installation costs can also affect the final price.

Prices range from $978 to $2,575 for the unit only and $2,130 to $3,500 for the unit with installation included. While these estimates are typical, for a precise quote, homeowners should contact a local HVAC professional.

Care and maintenance 

Gas furnaces for residential homes typically last from 15 to 30 years. However, use and maintenance can affect the longevity of the gas furnace. If it’s not used often or is located in an area with a milder climate, your furnace might last about 40 years. A furnace’s average life expectancy is about 15 years to 20 years if it receives regularly scheduled maintenance

Homeowners who are interested in buying a new gas furnace, looking for Amana furnace parts or seeking to upgrade their existing furnace should speak to a local contractor. A contractor can accurately measure the heat output required for the home with initial gas furnace installation. 

Amana gas furnace warranties 

Amana offers a lifetime warranty on the heat exchangers and a 10-year warranty on parts. 

Homeowners should register for their warranties within 60 days of purchasing their new furnaces to receive full benefits. They should also ask about the extended service agreements, as these vary depending on the type of gas furnace purchased.

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Amana Furnace Reviews

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"Amana Furnace Bad News"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Do not buy Amana or Goodman HVAC / furnace or install with Supreme Air. I had a new HVAC installed in May 2017 and the second unit in Jun 2018 in a rental house. Since the Jun install both have been giving me problems that have taken an incredible amount of my time and renters time and the issues seem to keep coming whether it is a safety recall or heat shut off in the middle of winter due to heat exchanger defect / bad install. If you do not want HVAC corrective maintenance to dominate your pocketbook and time don't use Amana / Goodman or Supreme Air lowest quality all around – trouble from start to who knows when.

Joe Brooks

Anne Arrundel County, MD

"It's A Lemon"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

House is only 9 years old and the entire furnace needs replaced. Over the last year, I replaced the blower and two control panels. This is a furnace that does not operate efficiently and is very costly to maintain even with a service agreement. Buyer Beware!

Paul Healey

Mechanicsburg, PA

"AMANA DISTINCTIONS FURNACES"

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

This is a 95% efficient furnace. Have had to replace fan assembly, and different switches. Had to have repaired three times in seven years. Not real thrilled with Amana. Will not buy Amana next time I need a furnace.

Mary Ann Hess

Iowa

"Extremely noisy"

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

Got this brand new furnace installed on October 18, 2016. No problem with heating, but unit is extremely noisy.

Ravi Maleshri

Calgary, Canada

"Trouble getting parts"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

We have been without heat for three full days. The repairman spent 1-1/2 days trying to find parts, specifically a blower for our Amana furnace. We don't live in a metropolis like Atlanta, but we don't live in Hooterville either. We are in Birmingham, Alabama, and when the repairman left last night he said it could be 4 or 5 days before we receive the blower. My husband is a cancer patient. The next time we replace the furnace, I will check to see if we can get parts for it locally before purchasing a $4,000 furnace.

Linda Everson

Birmingham, AL

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