Why Amana® brand

Why Amana brand

A home-grown brand

Amana brand products have been around since 1934, when Amana, Iowa, native George Foerstner accepted the challenge of building a dependable beverage cooler. Since then, the Amana brand has enjoyed many firsts:

  • 1st cold storage locker
  • 1st nationally marketed upright freezer for home use
  • 1st side-by-side refrigerator
  • 1st portable counter-top microwave oven

The Amana brand has a rich history of creating appliances that changed the American household. When it comes to hassle-free indoor living, our customers always come first.

American Pride

The parent company behind Amana brand heating and air conditioning equipment is consolidating its manufacturing and logistics footprint to a new $400 million facility located outside of Houston, TX. The 4.2 million square feet of operational space was built from the ground up to provide:

  • Logical arrangement of equipment and material flow
  • High-speed manufacturing
  • The centralization of all internal departments

This investment in the American worker allows us to create some of the best energy efficient residential heating and cooling systems in the industry.

Quality Products

To ensure each unit lives up to the Amana brand’s uncompromising standard and delivers the premium performance homeowners have come to expect from an American legend, we are committed to:

  • Innovative engineering
  • World-class manufacturing processes
  • Relentless drive


Refrigerant R-32

Refrigerant is a medium for conveying heat. 

Air conditioners transfer heat while circulating refrigerant between the indoor and outdoor units. 

Although there are various types of refrigerants, R-32 is a new refrigerant currently receiving the most interest.

R-32 is a next generation refrigerant that efficiently carries heat and has lower environmental impact.

Because R-32 efficiently conveys heat, it can reduce electricity consumption up to approximately 10% compared to that of air conditioners using refrigerant R-22. Furthermore, compared to the refrigerants widely used today such as R-22 and R-410A, R-32 has a global warming potential (GWP) that is one-third lower and is remarkable for its low environmental impact.


Refrigerant Trends

Various refrigerants have been used in air conditioners until now. Regulations have increasingly become stricter from greater consideration for the global environment because of the Montreal Protocol in 1987 and the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, resulting in a shift to refrigerants with even lower environmental impact.

Although the mainstream refrigerant R-410A has an ozone depletion potential (ODP) of 0, its global warming potential (GWP) still remains an issue.

While R-32 also has an ozone depletion potential of 0, the refrigerant has only approximately 1/3 of the GWP of R-410A. Consequently, investigation of this promising next generation refrigerant has increased.

However, because R-32 had been an extremely difficult refrigerant to handle, its use was not practical until now. Amana brand became the world’s first company to succeed in applying R-32 to air conditioners by leveraging its expertise as the only manufacturer that develops and manufactures both air conditioners and refrigerants.

Currently, R-410A is the refrigerant most commonly used in developed countries. However, if all R-410A were converted to R-32, the impact to global warming from HFCs in 2030 would be reduced by the CO2 equivalent of approximately 800 million tons (19%) compared to the continued use of R-410A.*2

*1 Values for 100 year global warming potential (GWP) from IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. Comparative 100 year GWP: HFC410A, 2,090; HFC32, 675.

*2 Amana calculations based on thesis, Velders et al, PNAS (2009), World Meteorological Organization (WMO) library

Generations of Dependable Performance

Nearly every day, comments and ratings from homeowners across North America are being captured and placed on our product pages. To find out how homeowners rate Amana brand products simply visit any of our product pages or see all reviews at amana-hac.com/reviews.

Why Amana 2

The local Amana brand dealer plays a critical role in ensuring that your household's heating and air conditioning needs are met. That is why we are excited to work with an extensive network of local HVAC professionals that distinguish themselves based on their customer service, business standards and technical competency. Please ask your local Amana brand dealer about why they can provide you with outstanding service and support, as well as industry leading Amana brand products.


The craftsmanship that goes into every Amana brand HVAC product is reflected in the outstanding limited warranty* coverage. Some of our air conditioners and heat pumps feature our most comprehensive limited warranty* coverage. They offer Lifetime Limited Warranty* protection for the compressor to the original, registered*, single-family, homeowner of a properly matched system using these high-efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps.

The Asure℠ Extended Service Plan complements the standard product warranty by providing labor coverage and additional years of parts coverage, based on the plan selected. An Asure Extended Service Plan gives you the peace of mind that you won’t be faced with unexpected repair or part replacement costs for your heating and air conditioning system.

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*Complete warranty details available from your local dealer or at www.amana-hac.com. To receive the Lifetime Unit Replacement Limited Warranty (good for as long as you own your home) or, the Lifetime Heat Exchanger Limited Warranty (good for as long as you own your home), Lifetime Compressor Limited Warranty, and the 10-Year Parts Limited Warranty, online registration must be completed within 60 days of installation. Online registration is not required in California or Quebec. The duration of warranty coverages in Texas differs in some cases.