Consumer Reviews of the GOODMAN GSX13
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#2 of 5 Goodman Air Conditioners
Date created: 2013-10-31
Name: Sam Steele
Location: Parker, CO
"Goodman GSX Series"
I read these reviews with their negative ratings of the Goodman brand
and can tell immediately that the individual should be rating their
installation company and not the brand. With respect to the leak down
issues noted, Carrier was slapped in the face over the evaporator coil
leaks when using the R410A refrigerant. Trane had the same issue but
attempted to cover their tracks for a while by calling it an installer
problem. It was actually a metallurgy issue. Now, on to the quality of
the condensing units. It's all in the installation. Goodman uses the
Copeland scroll compressor, which is considered to be the industry
standard. This same compressor is used in Rheem, Carrier, and even
Trane. Trane is finally giving in after all these years and putting the
Copeland in their products. Yes, finally going to the compressor that
Goodman and Rheem have been using for years. The run capacitors,
contactors, fan motors, fan blades, and filter dryers are all off the
shelf units common to all the brands. Nowadays, the only (and I mean
only) difference in the quality of the brands is in the outer metal
enclosure. That's it. Brand name recognition is a thing of the past.
Even the furnaces are made from off-the-shelf parts common to each brand
with only the design of the draft inducer casing and the individualized
control boards (which can all be replaced by a universal board). The
metallurgy of the heat exchangers are the same. One brand is no better
than the other brand. Cost is the factor for most people. Those that spend
a fortune on a Trane or Carrier are paying for the name only. Those that
spend a reasonable amount for a Rheem or Goodman, are buying the same
quality but keep saving a load of money better used on a vacation.
Date created: 2013-07-10
Location: spruce grove, ab
"Bad Unit ALREADY!!!"
Just got this unit less than a year ago. Used it for a month before the
winter then it was off up until just a few weeks ago and wamo! The leak
started right away. Was told by the A/C repair guy, it was a leak and it
was a piston or valve piece and that he has been replacing them on
every Goodman unit for weeks. Did several that very day. It's a
manufacturer defect and yet they want us to pay $600.00 for a 4 hour job
for this dumb little piece inside a welded pipe that are all
insignificant. The seal on it is too small and doesn't have a second
back up seal like most other units on this piece. This is not an installer
issue, it's Goodman and them wanting to cut corners to save money and
making everyone else pay deep for it and put people lives at risk if
they have young children. Luckily my issue was outside not inside,
Date created: 2013-01-16
"Money pit no more"
Bought home less than 2 yrs new ac installed as part of contract- they
put in a goodman, summer #1 2 calls to hvac tech. Worked fine the rest
of the summer. Summer #2. 2 calls to hvac tech, never cooled the house
below 90 during the day or 85 at night. Having complete new carrier
system installed today, figured I have already spent a third of the cost
of a new system on labor etc.. Why keep funding a loser?
Date created: 2012-06-15
Name: J. Anderson
Location: S. California
Goodman air conditioners are great, they work the same as any "name
brand" air conditioner, when installed properly and matched with the
proper evaporator coil. I suspect all the negative reviews of this or
any make/brand air conditioner are the result of people going for the
low bid / low ball estimates, installation by idiots who don't care
about anything they do will not work for long. Goodman doesn't
warranty their units purchased over the internet...for good reason, I
Date created: 2012-04-18
Name: S. Swanson
Location: Lorton, VA
Years owned: 3
This is a very dependable system. I was worried about the dependability,
but I have not had an issue. Well worth the money.
Date created: 2012-04-18
Name: B. Barnes
Location: Springfield, VA
Years owned: 8
I have now owned my Goodman system for many years and have never had an
issue. This is a great system.
Date created: 2012-03-23
Name: J. T.
Years owned: 2
When looking to replace my ac unit I did plenty of research and found a
lot of bs out there with regards to this brand. I knew all the big
brands and felt like I was paying for the name and after looking into
it I found that Goodman really was the best value. It wasn't the
cheapest or most expensive but it has the best warranty out there and
cost me less than a comparable Trane, Lennox or Carrier unit. People
told me to not buy Goodman but I think I made the best choice...I Call
them the Hyundai of the hvac world cause they kick butt on warranty and
they back it up. Also I heard they are the biggest unit seller in the
country to boot.
Date created: 2011-05-12
Location: manchester, NH
"my goodman central air conditioner"
i have had my central air conditioner for six years. i like that the air conditioner can cool down any room i choose. i do not need a box hanging out of a window to cool down my house. i like that my house can get as cold as i like, and be able to be comfortable. i do not like the summer heat so having this machine is really awesome. i dont think that there is anything about it that i dislike. i probably dont like that it is so bulky on the outside of my house. i can not really make it disguised so people dont see the big box. i have not had to repair or replace my central air conditioner since i have purchased it. i would definitely buy this brand again because it is reliable, useful, and works great. if anyone asked if i could recommend a central air conditioner i would definitely say that goodman is the way to go.
Date created: 2011-05-12
Location: San Antonio , TX
"Great AC Unit for the Money"
I just bought this AC unit about 3 months ago and I have been very happy with it so far. It runs very quietly and cools my house very nicely. What I really like about it is the control top feature allows it to run with almost no noise at all which was a major problem for me with my last unit. It is also very efficient and does not increase my electrical bill by that much compared to my last AC unit. There is nothing that I have found that I do not like about it. I have not had to do any repairs on the unit as it is still brand new. I have recommended this unit to all of my friends and I would buy this brand again. The Goodman air conditioner is the best AC unit for your buck in my opinion. I expect it to provide me with many years of cool air.
Date created: 2011-05-06
Location: North Brunswick, NJ
"Goodman Air Conditioner Review"
I recently bought the Goodman GSX130361 air conditioner for my home and I have only fantastic things to say about it so far. The installation went very smooth and the unit has worked very well overall. One of the great things about this air conditioner is that it is good for the environment as there is no chlorine used in its functionality. Additionally, it is very quiet and rarely will cause any disturbance in the household, except for when its adjusting its settings. One of the disadvantages, I believe, is the price as I had to spend close to fifteen hundred dollars to purchase this unit. I have yet to have to replace it and will continue using this until I feel it is time to upgrade. All in all, I would definitely recommend this product to a friend as I am very confident in its results. Good luck in your search!
Date created: 2011-04-05
"I love my central air."
I purchased our central air conditioner about a year ago. Where I live at it would sometimes get up to 98 degrees in the summer which is really unbearable with the humidity level high. When I first looked around at central air units, price was one of my major concerns. I decided to go with this particular model because it is highly efficient. Compared to when I was using the window ACs it has drastically lowered the price of our bill. It also uses a ozone layer friendly gas which I also liked. The contractors who put it in were fairly quick about it. From seeing them install it, it looked pretty easy to do. This particular model has lights for when it needs maintained or serviced which is really going to help out my wallet later on. So far I haven't had to have it looked at. Over all I am very happy with the way it performs. Lower bill and great cold air without having to lug around boxy window ACs. I really enjoy it and would recommend this brand to my friends and family.
Date created: 2011-03-30
Location: Newtown, PA
"Cool and comfortable!"
We installed this central air conditioner in one of our rental properties last spring. We chose it because it has a reputation for being effective, efficient, and also easy on the environment because it doesn't release substances that contribute to ozone layer damage. That's important to us. We also picked this model because it has a diagnostic module that detects problems and informs the contractor about them using a series of codes. This means that our contractor or repairman has an easier time diagnosing and fixing the problem, and saves us money on per-hour labor. This is a huge plus, especially because the unit is installed on rental property that we want to maintain financially profitable for us.
Our Goodman unit runs quietly and has not yet had any problems. Our tenants have been very happy with the unit, and report that it keeps the house comfortable even on very hot and humid days. However, their energy bills have actually become lower since we installed this air conditioner, since this unit is so much more efficient than the one we had on that property previously. It's quiet and unobtrusive. I'd recommend this unit without reservation!
Date created: 2011-03-28
Location: Los Angeles, CA
"This Summer I Will Be Better Prepared"
Three summers ago I was unfortunately greeted with the failure of my air conditioning unit so I made the decision and commitment to install central air conditioning into my home. After reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of central air conditioning and couldn't help notice the advantages out weight the disadvantages and so I almost instantly called my local contractor to install my new Goodman unit. Since the installation I've been pleasantly surprised as how efficient this unit is comparable to standard window units. The only draw back I can recollect is that my unit was in need of repair almost 6 months after its installation which I feel was the result of the season changes and not the unit itself. Despite this set back I would still give my recommendation to friends who are in the market for central air conditioning. In addition, I dont think there is anything to dislike about this air conditioner because it is virtually maintenance free.