Amana ACSS96 Review
AFUE:Up to 96%
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Burner Type:Single Stage
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$3,000 - $4,000
BTU Output:38,400 - 115,200
The ACSS96 is a single-stage multi-speed gas furnace with a heavy-duty stainless-steel tubular heat exchanger. With a 10-year part limited warranty, 10-year unit replacement limited warranty, and a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty it stands out among other top Canadian selling brands.
In A Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $3,000 - $4,000
- Self-Diagnostic control board
- Quiet multi-speed induced-draft blower
- Continuous air circulation mode
The Bottom Line
The ACSS96 is a good choice if you’re looking for a mid-range furnace that has some well thought out features, great warranties, and is energy efficient. Your home’s heating will be well-regulated with this unit.
In Depth Review
Amana ACSS96 Product Specifications:
BTU input: 40,000 - 120,000
BTU output: 38,400 - 115,200
Sub-models available: 0402BNAA, 0603BNAA, 0804CNAA, 1005CNAA, 1205DNAA
Clean Comfort Indoor Air Essentials
Amana has set high standards for their central heating systems. They have taken their definition of indoor air essentials and broken them down into four categories: Filtration, Purification, Ventilation, and Humidity Control. These four elements have been enhanced to provide homeowners with a high level of efficiency and comfort they can rely upon.
The Million-Air heat exchanger has undergone an overhaul with the result being a new stainless-steel tubular primary heat exchanger. This new exchanger is made with Amana’s wrinkle-ben technology, which promises extreme durability and the ability to withstand use over time.
Quiet Comfort Noise Reduction
Noise is always a consideration for furnaces. The ACSS96 has been insulated to provide a high level of noise reduction. Amana has used a heavy-gauge steel cabinet to isolate the sound of the blower assembly. This feature results in not only in quiet, but efficient operation.
Energy Efficiency and AFUE
This single-stage multi-speed furnace provides 96% AFUE—one of the highest percentages of natural gas converted to useable heat for your home, for a furnace of this size. The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) is the indicator used by homeowners to determine the energy efficiency of their furnace. The multi-speed blower on the ACSS96 allows for a more consistent output of heat in its low-heat capacity mode—this eliminates costly high-heat surges.
Other Key Features
- Left or right connection for gas and electrical service
- Certified for direct vent (2 pipes) or non-direct vent (1 pipe)
- Provisions for electronic air cleaner and humidifier
- Cabinet with heat exchanger and blower section fully insulated
- Extended service plans available
Amana offers a 10-year limited parts warranty on all functional parts. There is also a 10-year unit replacement warranty, and last but not least the lifetime heat exchanger warranty means if the heat exchanger ever breaks, a new furnace will be provided at no cost.
Comparable Models by Amana
Amana has a collection of quality furnace models at a range of prices. If you’re looking for a more cost-effective unit, a comparable unit, or a premium unit please visit our reviews on the following models:
Model Comparison by Lower Price – Amana ACSS96 vs Amana AMSS92
The AMSS gives you the bare minimum, but the bare minimum of a superior product is still excellent. With up to 92% AFUE, a smart and quiet design and Amana’s generous warranty, customers have put their faith in this lower-tier model and have not been disappointed. The model doesn’t come with ComfortCloud or other smart features available with the upgraded units, it also isn’t ENERGY STAR ® certified, but this bare bones furnace still stacks up to its competitors with a sturdy, energy efficient design.