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Old 04-07-2021, 07:59 AM
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Who has actual experience (good or bad) with Goodman HVAC heat pumps? Looking for some reviews, got a quote on a replacement and their price was substantially lower, don't want to install a unit that is nothing but trouble, but if the reviews are good may go with it.
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We custom built our home back in 2005. The HVAC person put in 2 Goodman's. House was 4000sq ft. Sold it in 2014. Never had 1 issue.
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Never ran into anymore problems with them than any other manufacture.
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Our last Heat Pump was a Goodman but sold under a different name. It lasted 10 years in South FL heat. Had to change the capacitor twice and 1 relay which powered up the blower. Blower motor finally died after ten years. Decided it was time to get new unit rather than buy new motor.

Overall it worked as expected for a mid- tier heat pump. It sweated like a whore in church and was much louder when compared to our new unit. But not a fair comparison since new unit is variable speed and not 10 years old.
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I've had Goodman manufactured HVAC equipment under various brand names in my homes for over 20 years, and aside from a capacitor going bad, never had an issue, knock on wood.
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I have two Goodman AC units for my house here in SC. Just replaced the package unit for the downstairs after 15 years. It also has natural gas heat. The split unit for upstairs is still going strong with no issues on either of the units.
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Goodman is fine. Be sure you ask for the non-builders grade equipment. The sellers tend to push the 5 year warranty stuff, because builders want to pay the least, but you can get 10 years for a couple hundred bucks more. When I've installed the 10 year Goodman units, we have had no unusual problems with them when properly installed. I can't speak to the builder grade stuff, because we haven't installed those. We have, however replaced a few.
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Mine are 18 years old and still kicking. I have replaced some electrical components and condenser fans but no major problems.
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I replaced 2 Goodmans about 4 years ago. They were 17 years old and had minor service issues during that time. When they need minor stuff again I decide to replace everything (I also replaced the H/W heater and added garage mini-split all at the same time)
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Had them on my old house, compressor went out one time and also a leak, both covered under warranty. Owned for 12 years. Built new house, didn't hesitate to install again, going on 3 years.
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Our original Goodman units lasted 14 years 200yds from ocean front and backed up to the ICW. New units are Daikin (Japanese company that purchased Goodman). Going strong after 3 years. Capacitor was bad last cleaning but with a 12 year warranty all paid for it was a no brainer for us at the coast
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are 12 yr warranties a dailkin feature? or option trane stops at 10 years.

seems the parts would be better if controlle/sourced by a janese company.

is rheem/ruud also Japanese owned?
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My 15 year old Goodman heat pump spent 4 days under water after Florence. I blew it out with a leaf blower and let it sit for a couple of days and it fired back up. One of the capacitors had to be replaced a few months later but other than that it's still going strong. With all it's been through it owes me nothing and when it finally croaks I'll be replacing with another Goodman.
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We have had a Goodman for the past 10 years and it has been a good unit. No complaints, despite nearly every HVAC person that comes to the house claiming it's going to die soon and it's just builder grade.
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Originally Posted by MSChE View Post
Goodman is fine. Be sure you ask for the non-builders grade equipment. The sellers tend to push the 5 year warranty stuff, because builders want to pay the least, but you can get 10 years for a couple hundred bucks more. When I've installed the 10 year Goodman units, we have had no unusual problems with them when properly installed. I can't speak to the builder grade stuff, because we haven't installed those. We have, however replaced a few.
I was not aware of the 2 different grades. The one I installed last weekend we registered with Goodman online to get the 10 year (parts) warranty. If you don't register it, you only get the standard 5 year.
GSX140481 Condenser. I thought their next grade up was Amana.
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They all have at least a 10 year warranty. Here the link to the cheapest outdoor unit they make
https://www.goodmanmfg.com/products/.../13-seer-gsx13

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Ive had three units. All had one minor repair over years but very good service from all of them. Last one had Fire Ants get into it. A hundred dollar repair for some circuit board they fried. Similar minor issues with the others like one time each. Good value and good reliability. Very cost effective. Cheap to operate.
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Originally Posted by houtxfisher View Post
I was not aware of the 2 different grades. The one I installed last weekend we registered with Goodman online to get the 10 year (parts) warranty. If you don't register it, you only get the standard 5 year.
GSX140481 Condenser. I thought their next grade up was Amana.
The upgraded equipment changes all the time, and with the low inventories of the last year, who knows what you may get offered. My recommendation would still be not to get any builders' base model which is usually a 5 year unit. You will pay a few hundred for more warranty and possibly gain a little efficiency.

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going on 2 years for a goodman gas pack unit, works just as well as the Trane at my old house and the Heil it replaced.
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2.5 ton goodman heat pump has been running fine at my place since August 2008.

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