The Amana brand has been around for a long time, producing home appliances since the mid-1900s. This expertise has culminated in the form of the Amana ASX14, a budget unit that punches well above its weight. It\u2019s arguably the best central air conditioner for buyers on a budget, competing favorably against pricier central air conditioners.\r\nWhy We Like It - Amana Air Conditioner\r\nThe Amana Air Conditioner is a quiet, energy efficient air conditioner with great performance and very low running costs. If you\u2019re in need of central air conditioning that won\u2019t completely break the bank, Amana\u2019s offering is well worth checking out.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThe Amana Air Conditioner is a solid performer in many areas. It\u2019s very efficient, it has little issue cooling a house, and it has nice-to-have extras such as an integrated filter. It\u2019s worse at dehumidification than the Goodman Air Conditioner due to its single-stage compressor, but it\u2019s superior overall to the Goodman GSX13 thanks to its efficiency and blend of price to performance.\r\nEnergy Efficiency\r\nLike most Amana air conditioners, the Amana Air Conditioner is very efficient for its price range. It\u2019s rated for 15 SEERs, placing it behind only much higher end offerings like the Carrier Central Air Conditioner, which pulls up to 19 SEERs. Running costs will be very low compared to most options on the Amana Air Conditioner, leaving little to be desired overall.\r\nFiltration\r\nAmana equips the Amana Air Conditioner with a filter drier, which is exactly as it sounds: a combination of a filter and a drier. This helps keep dust and other small particulate matter out, while the drier helps prevent the build-up of condensation; without this, the tubing inside of the AC would freeze over.\r\nDurability\r\nThanks to its filter drier, high efficiency, and just overall reliable design, the Amana Air Conditioner has no issues with durability. So long as the owner keeps up on maintenance (replacing the filter as needed, keeping coolant topped up, etc.), the Amana Air Conditioner should run for years to come, making it a very compelling option for the price.\r\nValue\r\nValue is where Amana\u2019s offering really shines. The unit is inexpensive to purchase, its running costs are surprisingly low, and though it does cheap out on some components, it doesn\u2019t cheap out on anything critical and the parts it does cheap out on don\u2019t impact it to any significant degree.\r\nAmana Air Conditioner Wrap Up\r\nThe Amana Air Conditioner is a very compelling offering, bringing a low-cost, high-performance offering to the market. It\u2019s very efficient, and it includes several features that end up significantly improving its longevity so long as it\u2019s given basic periodic maintenance. It may not necessarily excel at anything, but it\u2019s a solid jack-of-all-trades that doesn\u2019t break the bank.