Founded in 1975, Goodman is a major name in the air conditioner market. While Goodman AC units are known for energy efficiency and reasonable pricing, the sheer number of options makes air conditioner shopping confusing. Read on for a detailed guide to Goodman’s traditional air conditioners, package units, and heat pumps.
Consumers can choose from two types of Goodman air conditioners, each with its own pros and cons.
A split-system air conditioner is the traditional central AC unit that most homeowners are familiar with. The condenser and compressor are housed in a weather-resistant metal cabinet outside, while the evaporator is located in a cabinet inside your home. A furnace or the indoor part of a heat pump is typically also housed in this interior cabinet. Goodman offers a variety of models and sizes in its line-up of central air conditioners.
Package units are best for homes with limited inside space. All the components are located in a single unit, which is typically installed either on the roof or on a concrete pad outside your home. Goodman package units come in different models, depending on whether you also need heating and, if so, what type.
All split-system and package unit air conditioners have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, which is calculated by dividing the cooling output by the amount of electrical energy used. A higher rating means better energy efficiency. All new models need a SEER of at least 13, while the scale goes up to 23. Different air conditioner models also offer different features. See below for a detailed look at some of the most popular Goodman air conditioner models.
The GSXC18 is Goodman’s top-of-the-line central air conditioner. This split-system unit with a SEER rating of 19 offers features such as Smart Speed Technology and ComfortBridge Technology that help fine-tune how the unit cycles to further enhance efficiency and improve indoor comfort. The GSXC16 is extremely similar, except that its SEER rating is 17.
The GSX16 is Goodman’s standard split-system central AC unit. With a SEER rating of 16, this model provides energy efficiency and a long life. It’s more affordable than the GSXC models, as it does not have the extra technology needed to fine-tune cycling. This model offers a good balance of features and pricing. The GSX14 and GSX13 are similar models with SEER ratings of 15 and 14, respectively.
The GPC15H is a package unit with a SEER rating of 15. This unit features Smart Speed Technology to further improve efficiency and enhance comfort levels in your home. The GPC14H and GPC14M are similar, except that their SEER rating is 14. In addition, the GPC14M can be installed in multiple positions, while the GPC15H and GPC14H must be installed horizontally.
Goodman’s GPH16M is a packaged heat pump system, which can be a cost-effective solution in mild climates. Heat pumps work by moving heat around – cooling your home in the summer and warming it in the winter. If you live in an area that does not experience extreme heat or cold, a heat pump can provide significant cost savings on your monthly electric bills. Heat pumps also work in more extreme weather environments, but the cost savings will be lower.
The GPH16M has a SEER rating of 16 and an HSPF (Heating Season Performance Factor) of 8.2. It also features Smart Speed Technology to improve cycling efficiency. Similar models include the GPH16H, the GPH14M, and the GPH14H. The GPH14M and GPH14H have a SEER rating of 14 and an HSPF of 8.0. The model numbers ending in H must be installed horizontally, while the models ending in M offer multi-position installation.
The GPG16M is a packaged gas and electric unit that combines electric air conditioning with gas heating. It has a SEER rating of 16 and an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of 81%. It features Smart Speed Technology for better cycling efficiency. The GPG14M is similar, with an identical AFUE, but its SEER rating is 14.
The GPD14 is a premium packaged system for those living in extremely cold climates. It contains both a heat pump and a gas furnace. The system automatically determines which is more energy efficient at any given time. The SEER rating is 14.5, the HSPF is 8.0, and the AFUE is 81%.
Goodman AC units vary in price depending on the model, unit size, home type, and installation specifics. In general, the bigger the unit and the more features it has, the higher the cost. On average, prices range from around $2,500 to approximately $4,000, plus installation. The best way to ensure accurate pricing is to contact a trusted HVAC professional in your area.
Goodman offers remarkably comprehensive warranties. Depending on the specific product you choose, you will receive a minimum of a 10-year parts limited warranty. Higher-end systems include a limited lifetime warranty on the compressor. You can also purchase an extended service plan that provides full coverage for five years or 10 years or compressor-only coverage for up to 99 years.
How much does a Goodman air conditioner cost?
Goodman air conditioners are competitively priced. Your local HVAC professional can provide an accurate cost estimate based on model, size, installation needs, and other factors.
Where can I buy a Goodman air conditioner?
You can find an authorized Goodman dealer in your area with the HVAC.com dealer locator.
How long will a Goodman AC unit last?
The average lifespan of a home air conditioner is 15-20 years. Factors such as corrosion and frequency of use can affect lifespan.
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