Amana GMV95 Distinctions — 95% AFUE Gas Furnace Review
Amana has a great product in the GMV95. High efficiency paired with a variable speed motor means comfortable heating all year long. Many HVAC reviews will indicate what a great brand Amana is. In this review we’ll take a look at the GMV95 pricing, features, warranty and installation tips.
Amana GMV95 Features:
- 95% AFUE
- Amana’s Dual-Diameter Tubular Heat Exchanger
- Quiet Variable-speed circulator motor for increased efficiency
- Silicon Nitride Igniter System for durability and long lasting performance
- Electronic Control Board with Self-Diagnostics to assist with troubleshooting
- Auto-Comfort Mode for Enhanced Dehumidification which will dramatically help with the comfort level of the home
Amana GMV95 Gas Furnace Pricing
Since Amana discourages online sales of their products, finding comparison prices can be difficult. In general, Amana’s GMV95 will be in the $900-1400 range depending on the BTUH capacity if purchased online. Buying locally may be higher or lower depending on what specials the dealer has going. When searching for price, search just for the model number ‘GMV95′ as Goodman and Amana are sister companies and share the same model numbering with just a change in the name plate for some models.
Amana offers one of the best warranties in the industry:
- 10 Year Limited Warranty on Parts
- Lifetime Limited Warranty on the Heat Exchanger
- Lifetime Unit Replacement Warranty should a major component of the system fail
You must register your products within 60 days in order to get full benefit of the warranty. Also, Amana does not warrant any product purchased off the internet or over the phone unless the dealer you buy from also does the installation for you. That said, it is possible to get great deals online so you’ll need to decide how much the warranty is worth to you if you decide to go for the online savings that are available.
Have the Installation Done Right
No matter which gas furnace you decide to go with, getting the installation done by a local qualified contractor is extremely important. Much of the efficiency rating of your furnace will be directly attributable to the quality of the installation work. Be sure to find a contractor who is licensed, bonded, insured and certified. Also find out if they will guarantee to do the work up to the manufacturers installation specifications. Get all claims and promises in writing. It’s best if you can talk to at least 3 installers and get written bids. Don’t necessarily go with the lowest price – instead go with the bid from the contractor you believe will do the best job. References are also important so ask for them and then make sure you follow up and check them.
Maintenance is Important
In addition to having the installation done by a qualified contractor, also be sure to keep your new gas furnace maintained. Change the filter on a regular schedule and also consider getting a yearly service contract with a reliable vendor. The key to a durable furnace is how well you take care of it. If you’ve read many Amana furnace reviews, you’ll likely find that most negative comments come from customers who either didn’t have a good installer or who did not properly maintain their furnace.
Amana is a great brand and the GMV95 Distinctions is a very efficient furnace that will keep you and your family comfortable no matter what the weather conditions.