Skip to main content

Amana Central Air Conditioner Review

Amana Corporation offers a great line of central air conditioners. The average SEER rating among its units is 17.7, which makes it second only to Lennox as the most-efficient brand we reviewed.

Image 1 of 4

Amana air conditioner units have SEER ratings of up to 24.5.

Amana air conditioner units have SEER ratings of up to 24.5.
Image 2 of 4

A compressor sound blanket reduces noise pollution from Amana air conditioning systems.

A compressor sound blanket reduces noise pollution from Amana air conditioning systems.
Image 3 of 4

Amana air conditioners have diagnostic features that make maintenance easy.

Amana air conditioners have diagnostic features that make maintenance easy.
Image 4 of 4

Amana AC units use a chlorine-free refrigerant, R-410A, which is not ozone-depleting.

Amana AC units use a chlorine-free refrigerant, R-410A, which is not ozone-depleting.

Amana Corporation offers a great line of central air conditioners. The average SEER rating among its units is 17.7, which makes it second only to Lennox as the most-efficient brand we reviewed. Its units also come with a two-speed fan motor, and its most efficient models have an amazing lifetime warranty.

The best Amana units have up to 24.5 SEER energy performance. SEER measures how much energy is needed for cooling, and the U.S. Department of Energy requires new air conditioners to have at least 13 SEER. This brand has units that far exceeds this requirement, which is an excellent indication that they could save you a significant amount of money on your electric bill over the years. Additionally, Amana's central air conditioners feature R-410A refrigerant. This refrigerant is chlorine-free and designed to increase an air conditioning unit’s durability and reliability.

These central air conditioning systems are fairly quiet. They generally reach about 70.3 decibels, which is lower than the industry average of 71.25 decibels. However, Amana doesn’t make the quietest AC units we looked at.

To fully run Amana’s air conditioners, your home needs a minimum circuit ampacity of 34.8 and a maximum overcurrent protection of 60. Additionally, the minimum voltage required is 197, while the maximum is 253 – these are things your local HVAC installer can address. Make sure you check the specifications of the specific model you buy to confirm your home can support it. Amana air conditioners feature a Copeland High-Efficiency Scroll Compressor that runs at two different speeds for energy efficiency.

Amana air conditioners are simple yet aesthetically appealing. They come in a solid dark gray, which prevents them from being an eyesore outside your home.

One these central air conditioning units’ standout features is their limited lifetime replacement warranty, though it only applies to Amana models with ratings of 16 SEER and higher. This warranty states that if a unit has problems and needs to be replaced, the original purchaser will receive a new one, as long as they live in the same home. Additionally, all parts are covered by a 10-year parts warranty, which is one of the best central air conditioner warranties you will find. Models with SEER ratings under 16 only have 10-year compressor coverage. However, if you don't register your Amana central AC unit within 60 days of installation, the compressor and parts warranties only last five years, which is typical of the industry.

Amana’s central air conditioners have several outstanding features, including up to 24.5 SEER performance, a quiet fan, an attractive design and a lifetime warranty. This brand stands out because of its advanced features, including the Copeland High-Efficiency Scroll Compressor with its two-speed energy-saving potential. Overall, they company’s air conditioners have all the features you need to stay cool and keep your energy costs low.

Contributing Reviewer: Grant Morgan

Need a better alternative?

Best central air conditioner brands 2019

Top Ten Reviews has reviewed the best central air conditioner brands so that we're able to offer you the authoritative buying advice you expect.