Amana ACVM97 Review
AFUE:Up to 97%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$5,500 - $6,500
BTU Output:58,200 - 97,000
The ACVM97 is a modulating variable-speed gas furnace with a stainless steel heat exchanger. This model is well-built and one of the more efficient units on the market. Amana offers a 10-year parts warranty and based on your area, you may also qualify for rebates.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $5,500 - $6,500
- 97% AFUE
- CoolCloud app to allow licensed technicians to diagnose problems
The Bottom Line
Amana ACVM97 is a high-performing unit that has some convenient technology and a good warranty. With features designed for quiet and effective use, this furnace can keep a comfortable temperature in your residence while using the least amount of energy it can.
In Depth Review
Amana ACVM97 Product Specifications:
ENERGY STAR ® certified
BTU input: 60,000 - 100,000
BTU output: 58,200 - 97,000
Sub-models available: 0603BNA, 0803BNA, 0804CNA, 1005CNA
The CoolCloud app gives licensed technicians the ability to connect to your furnace to analyze an issue quickly to save the contractor time and you money. A bonus is that the app can show notes from previous technicians, so if a problem is particularly tricky, they’re not in the dark about where to start.
ComfortBridge automates efficiency, allowing the furnace to adapt as necessary to ensure a comfortable temperature without you needing to intervene manually. This technology also works to use the least amount of energy it can to heat your space to an ideal temperature.
Other Key Features
- Quiet comfort means thermal insulation around a thick steel cabinet to reduce noise and work efficiently
- Variable-speed motor and blower to conserve energy and maximize comfortable temperatures
This unit comes with a 10-year parts limited warranty, to replace parts that fail under normal conditions. In addition, if the heat exchanger or gas furnace gives out, as a registered homeowner, you’re able to get a new furnace under the current coverage.
Comparable Models by Amana
Amana has a whole host of furnace models at prices that vary with the efficiency and power of the furnace. Our review covers the more affordable unit, a similar unit and a higher-end unit to help you find what you’re looking for.
Model Comparison by Lower Price – Amana ACVM97 versus Amana AMVC96
For a lower cost, you can get the AMVC96, which is still an efficient furnace and quality-made. The AMVC96 uses a two-stage blower rather than a variable speed like the ACVM97, so there is a slight loss in AFUE rating, making this model a little less efficient than the ACVM97. However, if you’re looking for something reliable and quiet, the AMVC96 is a good contender.
Model Comparison by Features – Amana ACVM97 versus Amana ACVC96
This model is similar in that it also uses a variable-speed motor to efficiently heat your residence, but its difference is due to the two-stage blower that is not as optimal as the variable-speed of the ACVM97. However, the ACVC96 works hard to use only the first stage, which uses the least amount of energy it can while only going to the second stage for particularly severe temperature changes.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier – Amana ACVM97 versus Amana AMVM97
The AMVM97 is extremely efficient with a 98% AFUE rating. Similar to the ACVM97, both models have variable speed motors and heating elements, to optimize fuel usage and keep your residence comfortable with less energy loss. Both are ENERGY STAR certified, and reliable units that are well-made.