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Question DetailsAsked on 7/27/2012

Just received quotes from two top air/heat contractors. One recommended Rheem variable speed air & furnace, the other Amana. Advice?

Rheem 14.5 Seer 3.5T value cond. Rheem upflow 90k 5T 95% 2 stage/vs classic. Quoted from one Angie contractor

Amana 4T ultimate 80% vs and Amana furnace.

Mixed reviews on both units. Are these two units comparable in terms of reliability and functions.

Big decision here....thanks for any help.

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Well, without knowing where you live, it is a little difficult to make a recommendation between the two systems.
The Rheem system would be better in a low humidity climate.
The Rheem system would be more efficient in a higher heating climate.
Both manufacturers are quite good and reliable.

Without the Manual J load calculations it is very difficult the recommend one system over another.

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Answered 8 years ago by AirTekHP


if you looking for a furnace is because you are an area where the temp falls below 30 degrees on a normal winter. ThenI will go with a rheem cause their field use of a variable has been longer and proved. Amana is a baby compared to a rheem an adult in the field. I hope this helps both units are top of the line and will save you in the long run. I will go with the expierience and not the bling.

Raymond gonzalez
koolray heating and air


Answered 8 years ago by Raymond Gonzalez

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