GOODMAN DSXC18 Central Air Conditioner
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Overview of the DSXC18
Reaching up to 18 SEER, the DSXC18 is Goodman's highest efficiency air conditioning product line. This split-system series includes three models with cooling capacities ranging from 34,000 to 56,000 BTU/H. All models feature two-stage operation and are Energy Star-approved.
The DSXC18 features a Copeland scroll compressor with a high-density foam compressor sound blanket, quiet condenser fan motor and sound control top design to help the unit achieve sound levels as low as 71 decibels. A wire fan discharge grille also contributes to the unitís quiet operation.
The manufacturer also touts this seriesí quick troubleshooting thanks to built-in diagnostics and its compatibility with the Goodman ComfortNet Communication system, which allows contractors to monitor and review data on service calls.
Consumer Reviews of the GOODMAN DSXC18
Date created: 2013-05-30
Name: Travis Fel
Location: Macon, GA
"Don't Focus on Brand. Choose a Good Quality Installer!"
First of all I will say that I'm extremely satisfied with my two Goodman DSXC18 A/C units. They are matched up with variable-speed furnaces and both systems are whisper quiet. You wanna know why I have had good experience? Simply because I used a very well-known company to install the units. The techs took pride in their work and they made sure everything was top quality. Here's the problem, 99% of these bad reviews are due to bad installation and/or too big or too small equipment. You will find that Goodman uses the same components as other brands. You are basically comparing apples to apples. Please, find yourself someone who actually knows what they are doing to repair or install your unit. Selecting a good installer is the most important factor of choosing a new HVAC system. Brand means nothing.
Date created: 2011-11-25
Location: Cleveland, OH
"Air Conditioning Review"
We have had our central air conditioning unit since we moved into our house in 2003 so its been about 8 years since we inherited the thing. For the most part there have been very few problems with it. It always does the job cooling the house relatively quickly when we decide to to turn it on which is all we really want from it. There are not too many negatives. One is that sometimes when we put it on and there is a distinct smell that comes from the vents but that is probably just from a lack of cleaning. We had to repair it once or twice throughout the years and it cost about one hundred and fifty dollars each time but only twice in eight years is pretty good. After each repair the air went back to normal. I would definitley buy the same brand again and would recommend Goodman brand central air conditioning units to anyone (friends, family, co-workers, etc).
Date created: 2011-10-13
Location: Topeka KS
I replaced a 16 year old Trane system that needed constant repair with the new Goodman gmvm96 Furnace, Goodman dsxc18 ac, and ComfortNet ctk01aa Thermostat approximately three months ago. I am very pleased with my system. I was able to get high end premium features at a fair price, not overpriced. The system is very quiet (I can talk on the phone standing next to the ac Unit). The two stage ac, variable furnace make my home noticeably more comfortable. I especially like the adjustable air circulating fan speed for summer use/balance. I was the second home in my area to get the new modulating furnace, my installer was very impressed with it and has installed several since based on his experience at my house. I would definitely buy this system again and recommend to friends. I have no reservations about choosing Goodman.
Date created: 2011-09-13
Name: Handy Man
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Years owned: 1
"DSXC180481 has been great"
I bought this unit from ac wholesalers and had professional assistance installing it, but did a lot myself. It is highly efficient, quiet, and has great installation instructions someone handy can follow. The components, E.G. Copeland scroll compressor and Emerson control boards and txv are the same as more expensive units. I have to agree that those who are having problems are in some cases older designs or poor installation. If you don't replace the line set, evacuate the system, etc. you are bound to have problems. So Far awesome unit for a great price.
Date created: 2011-06-15
Location: Wayne, PA
"Goodman Central Air Conditioner: A Great Purchase"
A few months ago I purchased a Goodman DSXC180601 central air conditioner system for my home and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. The summers can get very hot here so this air conditioner has been a lifesaver. I cannot comment personally on the installation process since I hired someone do install it for me, but there were no complications in the process and the installation went smoothly. The Goodman DSXC180601 has done an excellent job keeping our family cool no matter how hot the weather is, and has required almost no maintenance and has yet to fail us! While the price can be pretty high, the product is definitely worth it. The system is energy efficient so you won't spend a fortune on bills, and it runs so quietly you'll barely notice any noise when it's on and keeping your family comfortable. I would certainly buy a Goodman product again after this purchase. Wonderful air conditioner!
Date created: 2011-05-25
Location: saddle brook, nj
"My central air unit"
I have currently owned this unit for 2 years. I like it because it is quiet and keeps the house cool. Being able to control the temperature of my house is a amazing thing. I can just set it to a certain temperature and forget about it. The only thing that I don't like about it is that it doesn't cool my upstairs as much my downstairs level. However i was told that before buying it that i would need to get two in order to have both the same quality. So far i have never had to repair it nothing has gone wrong with it. I would buy the same brand again and would recommend it to a friend. I think it works well. It wasn't too expensive and has made my summers a lot better. It is also environmentally friendly which is a good thing. I like to buy products that are environmentally friendly.
Date created: 2011-05-25
Location: Bethalto, IL
"I love my Goodman AC central unit!"
I purchased this model last year and am very pleased with its performance so far. It keeps my house COLD, and I have yet to have any problems with it. There is nothing negative I can say about it. I have never had to have any repairs, or replace it, but it has only been about a year since I purchased it. It is environmentally friendly, so it makes me feel like I made a better decision purchasing this one rather than another. This particular unit is also the quietest one I have ever experienced. This unit also has humidity control, so with the Midwest weather and humidity, it is a lot less miserable. I don't think that I will ever purchase any other brand in the future. My old brand did not come close to comparison with this unit, and I am glad I saved up enough for the switch. I am now a loyal Goodman customer!
Other DSXC18 Reviews
Although some contractors on consumer forms warn homeowners away from the Goodman brand, homeowners on consumer forms such as doityourself.com or gardenweb.com are attracted to the DSCX18 because of the good value of the unit and its long warranty. Despite the negative reviews around the Goodman name, contractors note that with quality installation this unit should provide consistent performance.
In addition, a professional review on qualitysmith.com notes that while the DSCX18 may not be the highest efficiency air conditioner on the market, it offers solid performance at a price well below competing models. However, reviews on topratedhvac.com suggest that despite the quality of this unit, it may not offer the same longevity as high-tier models and could fail prematurely if installed incorrectly.
Goodman provides the original owner with a 10-year parts limited warranty for all parts and lifetime limited warranty for the compressor. The unit also is equipped with a 10-year heat exchanger replacement. Registration within 60 days of installation is required to receive the full warranty.