Taking a look at the similarities and differences between Amana and Goodman air conditioners in terms of what their various air conditioner models offer.
Investing in an air conditioning system requires that you know how to distinguish between the vast variety of brands on the market. Comparing some of the top brands is the best approach for people who want the highest quality when it comes to their cooling needs.
There are a number of popular brands known and trusted by American households assome of the best in quality and reliability.
Amana and Goodman are two such brands and for consumers considering purchasing either one, exploring the qualities of each brand is necessary and quite helpful.
Amana and Goodman AC units
Amana and Goodman are popular names in the air conditioning market. Consumers who want to invest in either name should compare the two carefully to determine which one would be the best fit for their homes or spaces.
When choosing between and learning about both brands, knowing the differences between the two as well as the possible similarities may help you compare the brands to give you a better idea of what each one has to offer you.
Amana versus Goodman air conditioners
Goodman is among the most popular air conditioner brands that have been around for quite some time, specifically, for over 40 years.
It is known for its low prices, decent quality, and for having some of the best warranties in the industry on its air conditioners. Amana is actually owned by Goodman and Goodman has been owned by Daikin since 2012.
So would this make the brands the same products, or are they still different?
Goodman produces five air conditioner models that are identical to five Amana models, however, Amana also makes three additional air conditioner models that Goodman does not manufacture.
The Amana brand offers a Lifetime Unit Replacement Warranty on the compressor of the ASXC18, ASXC16, and ASX16 models which means that if the compressors of any of these units ever fails, the company is committed to replacing not only the compressor, but the entire outside condensing unit.
This does not make either brand’s compressors better than the other. In fact, they are identical and are actually interchangeable.
Amana air conditioners have better warranties than Goodman units and this is because their units are priced from $200 to $400 higher than Goodman units, making their warranties longer.
Amongst the three additional Amana models, the Amana AVXC20 is the regarded the best model made by the brand.
It comes with inverter technology, meaning that the compressor power and speed levels are adjusted automatically to use the least amount of energy.
Which Amana air conditioners and products use inverter technology?
Most of the units by Amana that use inverter technology are the ductless or mini split air conditioners and heat pump systems.
This technology comes from the brand’s parent company, Daikin, which has been implementing inverter technology in its air conditioners and heat pumps for decades now.
The advantages of the inverter technologies in these products are the significant energy usage reductions, which, in turn, make the models much more efficient in cooling or heating. Enjoying the benefits of air conditioning does not need to come with a hefty price tag.
What about the other two Amana models?
These units (Amana ANC14 and ANX13) are known for not having the Copeland compressor ComfortAlert diagnostics that other Amana and Goodman models do.
These diagnostics are intended to monitor the air conditioners and instantly send through various error codes when something is faulty with the units.
This makes it easier to detect certain issues and leads to quicker resets or repairs before issues escalate and lead to even greater damage or potential system breakdowns. These are Amana’s entry-level air conditioners and are base models that you should rather avoid.
Avoiding DIY installation with Goodman units
Most Goodman air conditioners are and bought by DIY (do it yourself) homeowners and although doing an installation job yourself can save you on installation costs, this may end up being detrimental in the long run. It is best to avoid DIY installation as this will make the warranty void.
Most brands take on this approach, including Amana and Goodman, and you will likely have to pay more for the whole package than you would if you were hiring an actual Goodman contractor to provide you with the air conditioner and full installation.