The Amana ASZ14 heat pump achieves a SEER performance of fourteen. The unit features a compressor sound cover to reduce noise and a two-speed condenser fan motor. The ASZ14 uses R-410A refrigerant. Some of the features included are:
Condenser started leaking after only 7 years. After reading other reviews realized repairing it was just throwing away money. Replaced it with a Trane. Good bye Amana forever.
New Orleans, LA
"Unsatisfactory performance and service"
My heat pump was installed in August 2014 by ********. Failed to operate a year later in September 2015. ******** sent technician "Richard" on October 1, checked, started it, then failed a few hours later. They sent another tech. Measured airflow, twiddled and started the heat pump again. Failed again. ******** claims lack of airflow (after one year of operation) is insufficient, which causes the unit to shut down. That was it from ******** … my problem. Called ***** AC. ****** ******* did some real trouble shooting, found gas level below minimum, concluded leakage. Found small leakage in furnace section, charged up the gas and fired up the heat pump. Failed again after a few days, called in Amana (?) representative, concluded major leak inside unit. ***** AC to repair, pending dry weather. To date, December 22nd, 2015, still no functioning unit. This not acceptable, the unit should have been replaced and the defective unit refurbished under shop conditions. I would appreciate your response.
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Purchased complete unit, air handler, heat pump in 2008. After 7 years, the units have been repaired every year. Let me emphasize, all problems were manufacturer's quality issues: 4 way valve x2, evaporator, brazed suction side piping leaks, cracked drain pan, refrigerant leaks at factory brazed joints. None were installer issues. Please research before you purchase any unit. At this stage, all brands seem to have problems. One positive is the compressor warranty. Since 2008 we've spent over $1500 in repairs.
"Save your money buy Trane"
Bought the Amana in December, 2012. It is now March of 2015 and I am spending another $2500 on the outside compressor. What crap. I don't want to spend money I don't have or I would change the whole thing. This is the unit they put in when my Trane went but the Trane was in there for 10 years. This Amana rusted away in 2 1/2 years. Have to save my money, I hope I have enough saved to buy a Trane and get rid of this crap. Buy Trane, buy Trane, buy Trane, buy Trane.
Palm Coast, FL
Please do yourself a favor and save yourself from the headaches and do not buy this piece of crap. Less than 4 years old, First, reverse valve followed by the compressor, still not working. Hot, Very uncomfortable summer especially for my toddlers. Aftermarket service from the contractor horrible. Never again.
One homeowner asks a question about the Amana ASZ14 on hvac-talk.com regarding various bids for a new heat pump. The quote for the ASZ14 is the cheapest, so the questioner is a bit skeptical. One of the experts mentions that Amana offers one of the best warranties in the industry. Another poster writes that Amana heat pumps are manufactured by Goodman.
Another consumer writes a similar question on gardenweb.com, comparing various quotes for a heat pump in Florida. One expert responds by saying he is "not a fan" of Amana heat pumps.
Another poster on hvac-talk.com asks about the defrost cycle of the ASZ14. The expert contractors provide answers, with one negative comment about Goodman products, and one positive comment. The positive comment comes from an HVAC contractor who owns a Goodman heat pump.
Diychatroom.com reveals a question from a homeowner regarding a new heat pump. Several contractors have recommended the ASZ14 due to the warranty and lower price. The homeowner has seen various negative reviews of the Amana product. The experts reply to check out other brands such as Trane, Lennox, and York.
Amana ASZ14 Model Numbers
The ASZ14 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
SEER / HSPF
BTUs per Hour
14 / 8.5
14 / 8.75
14 / 8.5
The ASZ14 compressor is guaranteed for life for the original owner, providing it is installed properly and the product is registered within sixty days of installation. All other parts are warranted for ten years. Registration may be completed online; registration is not required in California and Quebec.
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