The Amana brand ASXC18 18 SEER Air Conditioner uses the chlorine-free refrigerant R-410A and features energy efficiencies and operating sound levels that are among the best in the heating and cooling industry. The ASXC18 contains the two stage, high efficiency Copeland® UltraTech scroll compressor, which provides improved temperature and humidity control. This unit is designed for the consumer who desires superb comfort and quiet operation.
This central air conditioning condenser requires an indoor air handler or evaporator coil as part of a complete system. What tonnage coil or air handler should you use? It depends on two factors about the outside portion of the central air conditioning system: 1) the tonnage, and 2) the efficiency rating (listed as "SEER"). Usually, high efficiency central air conditioning condensers are required to use a larger tonnage evaporator coil than the tonnage of the outside central air condenser. (For example, a 2 ton central air conditioning condenser might be paired with a 3 ton or 3.5 ton evaporator coil.) To find the specific coils or air handlers that are recommended by Amana for this central air conditioning condenser, please click on the Accessories tab above. (Also, you can view Amana's specifications sheets at the Documents tab above).
In order to achieve the 18 SEER efficiency this central air conditioner must be installed with the manufacturer recommended evaporator coil, a Amana variable speed furnace, variable speed air handler, or variable speed modular blower and thermostatic expansion valve (TXV). (See the Accessories tab above for most compatible products, or Amana's spec sheet found under the Documents tab above to verify central air conditioning efficiency with particular equipment combinations.) An 18 SEER system will reduce your electric bill approximately 12% - 14% more than a 16 SEER system.
Please note that this air conditioning equipment comes pre-charged with R-410A liquid refrigerant and by Federal law cannot be released to the atmosphere. You can purchase this equipment without being EPA certified, and if you are mechanically inclined you may perform about 90% of the equipment installation yourself. However we strongly recommend to have a professional heating/cooling contractor do the final part of the installation including managing the refrigerant. An HVAC contractor has the tools and know-how to do this work. Also, having a contractor perform the final startup and inspection of this central air conditioner validates your warranty with Alpine.
R-410A chlorine-free refrigerant
Two stage Copeland UltraTech scroll compressor
High density foam compressor sound blanket
Copeland® ComfortAlert diagnostics
ComfortNet™ Communications System compatible
Low pressure switch
Fully charged for 15' line set length
Factory installed filter dryer
Highly efficient condenser fan motor
Copper tube / enhanced aluminum fin coil
AHRI Certified; ETL Listed
Amana sound control top design
Wire fan discharge grille
Steel louver coil guard
Baked on powder-paint finish
Rust resistant coated screws
Top and side maintenance access
Single panel access to controls with space provided for field-installed accessories
When properly anchored, meets the 2001 Florida Building Code unit integrity requirements for hurricane-type winds