The Amana Distinctions is a split system air conditioner with five models ranging in efficiency from 13 to 18 SEER. The 16 SEER DSXC16 and the 18 SEER DSXC18 have two-stage Copeland UltraTech scroll compressors with foam compressor sound blankets for noise reduction, while the 13 SEER GSX13, 14 SEER GSX14 and 16 SEER GSX16 have single-stage compressors. A filter drier is factory-installed in each unit to help extend the life of the compressor, while sweat connection service valves and easy-access gauge ports provide easier installation and maintenance. The heavy-gauge galvanized steel cabinet features a corrosion-resistant powder paint finish with 500-hour salt spray approval and a sound control top.
We just purchased a new construction home that has 3 Amana Distinctions compressors and units. So far, we have been very unhappy with them. The compressors are very loud!! Not sure why the company write up claims them to be one of the most quiet on the market. The compressor located near our guest room, kept our guests up their entire stay. When it would click on the noise and whir was almost too much to handle. Luckily the compressor outside our master bedroom is buffered by our closet, but you can still hear it come on with a bit of a bang. I'm hoping after a few service calls to tweak or further insulate the compressors will lessen the noise. Never knew that Amana was made by Goodman. Told by my trusty HVAC guy that Goodman is no GOOD..It is builder grade. Really pissed that my brand new million dollar home has builder grade AC/Heat.
There are several posts on sites such as hvac-talk.com from consumers asking the difference between a Goodman air conditioner and an Amana Distinction air conditioner. While a few members said Amana Distinctions is a good unit, nearly all professional members have replied that the Distinctions is literally the same product as Goodman, with a different logo. On gardenweb.com this is also mentioned several times.
Online product registration is required within 60 days of installation for maximum warranty coverage.
The warranty for the GSX13, GSX14 and GSX16 is comprised of the following:
10-year limited parts warranty
The warranty for the DSXC16 and the DSXC18 is comprised of the following:
Lifetime compressor limited warranty
10-year unit replacement limited warranty
10-year parts limited warranty
Labor costs are not covered by the warranty.
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