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  1. #1
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    Other than the stainless steel primary heat exchanger and the lifetime (vs. 10 year) replacement on a bad exchanger, what are the differences between the Amana AMV9/ACV9 and the Goodman GMV9/GCV9? Also what about the Goodman CLQ versus the Amana RCE?

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    Doesn't goodman own amana??? I would go with the amana solely because of the lifetime on the heat exchanger...

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    Robo?
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    I use goodman and get lifetime on all 90+ units heck there even up to lifetime compressor warranties on 14 seer and higher.

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    YES ! One bought the other I dont know who bought who. But the product i dont know .
    Yes sir! its on the truck.

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    There is one difference you guys are forgetting.....

    The Amana is darker grey
    EDIT: can't forget....the Amana has nitride ignitor, Goodman has Norton mini-ignitor.
    Other than that you got'er covered.


    Word is that the Goodman condensers are going to look better next year too. The way it was explained to me, sounds like a Carrier type look. I'm not sure on that though.


    The lifetime/10 year, he's talking about replacement of the whole unit if the Hx fails within that time.


    RoBo....with warranties like that I think Goodman at LEAST should require warranty work to be done by Good-care dealers. This way we can determine the reason for failure and prevent another from failing within a couple of years. We could determine if the homeowner just plain didn't change the filter and then not warranty the replacement. Check gas pressures, etc. to make sure everything is ok down to the duct work. If something is wrong the HO would have to have the fix taken care of before the warranty work could proceed.

    [Edited by i_got_ideas on 08-31-2004 at 11:44 PM]
    There are 3 ways to do anything in life; Good, Fast, Slow: You can pick any 2.

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    When do the new units come out? Are the Goodman condensers going to look more like the Amana? Also, I noticed that the top of the line Goodman furnace is 92% efficient while the Amana is 96%. What accounts for the difference? Is the stainless primary exchanger that much more efficient than the aluminized in the Goodman? Where is Robo when the tough questions are asked?

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    Isn't the Norton mini-ignitor a SiNi too?

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    Amana is made by Goodman. Goodman does so under license from Amana. I don't believe either company owns the other.

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    Goodman bought Amana from Raytheon then sold the appliance division off. So technically they own Amana HVAC but not Amana appliances.

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    Originally posted by deq169
    Amana is made by Goodman. Goodman does so under license from Amana. I don't believe either company owns the other.
    Not at all. Amana was it's own HVAC and appliance company until about 8 years ago when Goodman bought Amana from the parent company Raytheon. About three years later Goodman sold the "white goods", ie; appliances, to Maytag along with the Amana name. Goodman currently leases the name Amana for it's Amana brand HVAC equipment.

    Amana equipment equipment and Goodman equipment have been completely seperately manufactured systems until recently when the Dayton, Tennessee Goodman plant began building the "corporate" coils and air handlers that are rated with both the Goodman and Amana brand products.

    The Goodman brand has benefitted greatly from Amana technology over the past couple of years while the Amana brand has benefitted greatly from Goodman marketing techniques. Yes, the two brands are now sharing even more components such as cabinetry.

    IGI has it pretty much correct with the differences between the Goodman and the Amana furnaces. Soon the Amana heat pumps and condensing units will have a protective steel louvered grill cover similar to the Goodman. The louvers on the Amana units will be horizontal instead of vertical and the higher end units will have simulated corner braces.

    For the most part, I believe that the changes to both brands has been for the positive.
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    I have a new Goodman GMS90904CXA arriving FRIDAY....na-na-nana-na

    Honeywell training on the new controls is Monday the 13th and I plan to pick up some VP8000 stats there too.
    There are 3 ways to do anything in life; Good, Fast, Slow: You can pick any 2.

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    Robo,

    Can you explain the differences in efficiency between the Goodman and the Amana? Is the stainless primary the real difference betwwen the two?

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