Americans have been relying on long-lasting Amana® brand products since 1934, when Amana, Iowa, native George Foerstner accepted the challenge of building a dependable beverage cooler. Amana successfully met that challenge and two years later the company introduced another innovative product that soon became indispensable for commercial establishments such as grocery stores and restaurants: the walk-in beverage cooler, also known as a cold storage locker.
During World War II, the Amana brand received the Army-Navy “E” Award for Excellence for supplying the military with its walk-in coolers. As the war ended, its production shifted back to improvements for the home front with the development of freezers that were ideal for residential use. Branching out from the refrigeration field, the company soon became an American institution in the design and manufacture of a wide array of innovative commercial and residential appliances that have virtually revolutionized the quality of our lives. Among these products were the Amana Radarange, the first portable countertop microwave oven, as well as a top-quality line of heating and cooling products.
The residents of Amana, Iowa, began a long history of pioneering and craftsmanship and that spirit continues today in the manufacturing of quality Amana Heating and Air Conditioning products. From the technology behind our patented Million-Air™ heat exchanger to the inclusion of high-quality filter dryers in each of our air conditioners and heat pumps, we remain committed to Amana’s legacy of providing consumers with heating and cooling products that are built to last.