Amana ANX13 Review
SEER:Up to 14
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Decibel Level:As low as 71
Price:$3,000 - $5,000
Cooling Capacity:17,800 to 56,500
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The ANX13 is one of Amana’s value-tier air conditioners. It has a single-stage compressor and mid-efficiency SEER, so it may not be appropriate for all homes in Canada. But in the case that this model is powerful and efficient enough for your home, it will be an affordable option for a new air conditioner or upgrade.
This ANX13 model review will explain situations where this A/C could work as a viable cooling option, and it will help you decide if it’s a good investment for your home.
Along with talking about the ANX13’s features, pricing, warranty details, and efficiency, the review will also compare it to three other Amana models based on tier, price, and features.
The Amana ANX13 in a Nutshell
Average Price (with installation): $3,000 to $5,000
- Mid-efficiency SEER
- Fantastic warranty for a value-tier model
- Relatively quiet operation for a single-speed A/C
- Assembled in the United States
- Made for lasting and reliable performance
The Bottom Line
The ANX13 has a mid-efficiency SEER of 14 and no ENERGY STAR® certification. When you pair that with the more basic single-stage compressor, you get an air conditioner that’s going to be best for homes with lower cooling demands.
That could include smaller homes, apartments and condos, cottages, or even houses in milder parts of Canada that don’t experience long heat waves or extended periods of high humidity.
As long as a load calculation shows that this A/C will be powerful enough to cool your home effectively, the ANX13 will be an affordable option that will help to reduce summer energy bills compared to an older air conditioner with a standard SEER rating.
In Depth Review
Amana ANX13 Product Specifications
- Compressor: Single-stage
- SEER: Up to 14
- ENERGY STAR certified: No
- Decibel rating: As low as 71
- Cooling capacity: 17,800 to 56,500 Btus
The ANX13 doesn’t have any of the special features or technologies that come with Amana’s premium air conditioners, but it has been designed to perform reliably for many years.
For example, it’s equipped with a durable copper and aluminum coil that operates efficiently and delivers great heat transfer. And to protect the coil from damage, the ANX13 has a steel coil guard.
The unit also has a filter drier that removes moisture and dirt from the system and increases the lifespan of the unit.
As for the cabinet, it’s made from a heavy-gauge galvanized steel that protects the internal components, and it has a powder-paint finish to prevent damage from the elements.
Other Key Features
- Has a quiet single-speed ECM condenser fan motor
- Uses an R-410A refrigerant that doesn’t deplete the ozone layer
- Cabinet is outfitted with a sound-control top for quieter operation
- Has easy-access gauge ports for faster installation and maintenance
- Internal components can be accessed from the top and side
- Offers access to all controls from a single panel
- Salt-spray approval for 500 hours
The ANX13 is backed by a 10-year parts warranty that includes the compressor and a two-year unit replacement warranty. That means if the compressor fails during the first two years, then instead of providing a replacement part, Amana will give you a brand new air conditioner.
To be eligible for the full protection, you'll have to register the ANX13 within 60 days of installation. Unregistered units only come with a five-year parts warranty and no unit replacement warranty.
Registration can be done online or by phone, and it only takes a few minutes. You'll need to provide your contact information, details about the HVAC installer, the model and serial number of the air conditioner, and the installation date.
Comparable Models by Amana
Model Comparison by Price: ANX13 versus ASXC18
The ANX13 is one of Amana’s most affordable models, whereas the ASXC18 is one of their most expensive. In Canada, it typically costs between $5,000 to $6,000+ to buy and install.
The ASXC18 does have a number of extra perks that the value model doesn’t, making the premium model a worthwhile option to consider if you have the budget.
For one, it has a more powerful two-stage compressor that can operate for longer periods in the lower stage to maintain the temperature and reduce energy costs. It also has a higher stage for when the mercury rises.
As a result, the ASXC18 is somewhat quieter. More importantly, it has a SEER of 19 and ENERGY STAR. The SEER range that’s usually recommended for Canada is 16 to 18, so this model is a little more powerful than you might need, but it’s going to be efficient enough to cool any home in Canada, and it will reduce your energy bills a lot more.
Other benefits of the ASXC18 are that it has a unit replacement warranty, Amana’s communicating ComfortBridge technology, self-diagnostics, high rebate eligibility, and it’s compatible with the ComfortNet Communications System.
Model Comparison by Features: ANX13 versus AVXC20
The ANX13 is one of Amana’s most basic air conditioners, and the AVXC20 is on the other end of the spectrum: it’s their most powerful, efficient, and feature-laden model.
It has all the same perks as the other premium-tier model, including high rebate eligibility, ComfortNet compatibility, built-in communicating technology, self-diagnostics, and an excellent warranty.
But it also has something the other models don’t, and that’s a variable-speed compressor. It can make minute adjustments to the cooling output to perfectly match the temperature of your home to the thermostat setting. Air conditioners like this will operate in the lower stages almost constantly to produce quiet, efficient, and even cooling.
One thing about the AVXC20 is that it has an ultra-high SEER of 24.5, which is way higher than you'd typically need in Canada. Air conditioners like this are far more expensive and are meant for hotter climates with longer summers, such as the Southern U.S.
If you really want a variable-speed Amana air conditioner, then this is your only option, but know that it won’t produce significantly more energy savings than a 16- to 18-SEER model.
Model Comparison by Tier: ANX13 versus ASX16
The ASX16 is the most advanced and most efficient air conditioner in Amana’s value tier. It’s also a single-stage air conditioner, but it has a more efficient scroll compressor and a high-efficiency SEER of 16, which is in the range that’s usually recommended for Canada.
It also has ENERGY STAR certification, so while it will be more expensive than the ANX13, it will save you more money every month on energy bills, and it will qualify for more rebates. Further, the ASX16 will be a little better equipped to heat slightly larger homes.
There are other benefits to the pricier model, including that it comes with an additional lifetime unit replacement warranty. That means if the compressor fails, then Amana will give you a brand new air conditioner.
Further, the ASX16 comes with Copeland® CoreSense Diagnostics, a self-diagnostic system that monitors the air conditioner’s performance and provides accurate details about errors. That means if something goes wrong, then an HVAC specialist will be able to diagnose the problem quickly and precisely.