Goodman AC vs Amana AC: Which System Should You Choose?


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Suffering from paralysis of choice?

If you're anything like the typical American home-owner, knowing the differences between AC units may not be something you are super familiar with.

Luckily for you, we've got the cure to your paralysis with this complete guide on how to choose between the Goodman AC unit and the Amana AC.

Background on the Brands

A little-known secret: Goodman and Amana are the same company!

You read that right.

In 1997 Amana was actually purchased by Goodman.

This means that the AC units are constructed in the same facility and their parts even come from the same assembly line.

That being said, however, there are still some key difference between the two that may affect your choice between them.

The typical American household needs a 3-ton sized unit.

So, for the purpose of this comparison between the two brands, we will look at the Amana ASXC18 and the Goodman DSXC18.

What the Amana ASXC18 Features

With great industry reliability ratings, Amana may be the name you've heard more about.

An Amana unit features the following:

  • A 10-year warranty on all parts
  • A high-density foam compressor with a wire fan discharge grill that rates 71 decibels
  • A SEER rating of 18, pretty high
  • An R-410A Puron refrigerant
  • A 2-stage Copeland Ultra-tech scroll compressor
  • The Amana is also priced wholesale, which means your contractor is paying the same amount

Amana is generally a very reliable brand with few reported repairs needed. It's hard to go wrong with this selection.

What the Goodman DSXC18 Features

When it comes to differences, Goodman stacks up quite similar to Amana with many of the same features:

  • A 10-year warranty on all parts
  • Quiet. Goodman comes with a high-density foam compressor cover with a wire fan discharge grill that rates around 71 decibels
  • A 2-stage Copeland Ultra-tech scroll compressor
  • Low and high-pressure switches
  • A SEER rating of 18
  • R-410A Puron refrigerant, which is environmentally friendly
  • Most importantly-- a lower price

Interestingly, the Goodman comes in around $300 cheaper than the Amana, a major plus for anyone looking to keep a little extra cash in their wallet.

Making Your Choice

When it comes down to choosing between the two brands, both are quite equal in quality.

If cost is on the top of your priority list, we recommend the Goodman by a long shot. However, the Amana name brings with it a reputation that may offer some peace of mind worth the extra expense.

In the end, it will come down to a matter of preference and priority for you.

The real consideration to make when thinking of installing a new AC unit is the contractor doing the installation.

Hiring a team with adequate experience and a good reputation for proper installation will be the key to having a positive experience with your new AC unit.

Further Questions

If you still have questions about whether the Goodman AC or Amana, how much installation might cost, or what to look for in an installation team, feel free to contact us at Americare Heat and Air.