Goodman Central Air Conditioners

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Goodman Central Air Conditioner Overview

Founded in 1975 and based in Houston, Texas, Goodman is one of the biggest names in the HVAC industry. Before the company began manufacturing HVAC equipment, it made air ducts and plastic blade registers. Goodman has since acquired several manufacturers of HVAC units, and today the brand offers a variety of heating and cooling products, including air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces and packaged units. Goodman delivers affordable, energy-efficient and durable products. This guide reviews Goodman AC units, along with maintenance and warranty information.

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  • #17 of 67 Central Air Conditioners
  • 23.68% of customers recommended

Reviews by Central Air Conditioner Series

GSH13 GSX13 GSX14 SSX16 SSX14 GSX16 GSC13 GPG13 GPC15 DSXC16 DSXC18 GPC13 GSC14 EnergiAir

Air conditioners remove hot air from inside your home to reduce indoor temperatures. Some AC units collect and process hot air and then release cool air into your living space. Some Goodman AC models feature a two-speed condenser fan motor, while others use a single-speed motor. Goodman also sells units of various capacities and efficiency levels.

Goodman AC series and models

Goodman offers several air conditioner models, each with different features. Comparing each unit’s specifications can help you choose the best air conditioner for your home.

Goodman GSXC18 and GSXC16

These central air conditioning units have highly efficient two-stage condenser fan motors, and two-stage Ultratech scroll compressors deliver exceptional performance. The GSXC18 and GSXC16 models are Energy Star certified, which can reduce energy bills. These air conditioners feature ComfortAlert diagnostics and ComfortBridge technology, which continuously monitors system performance. The heavy-gauge, galvanized steel cabinet protects the AC components, and the factory-installed in-line filter dryers enhance performance. Both models feature quiet operation, are compact and have accessible service ports and controls.

The GSXC18 model measures 35.75″W x 35.75″D x 40″H. The unit is available with cooling capacities between 24,000 and 60,000 British thermal units (BTU) per hour. This split-system air conditioner has a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of up to 19 and costs about $3,400, including installation.

The largest GSXC16 unit measures 35.75″W x 35.75″D x 42.25″H. This model is available with cooling capacities ranging from 24,000 to 60,000 BTU per hour. The air conditioner has a maximum efficiency of 17 SEER and costs about $2,700, including installation.

Goodman GSX16, GSX14 and GSX13

The Goodman GSX16, GSX14 and GSX13 air conditioners are perfect for budget-conscious consumers who want to lower their energy costs without compromising on performance. These models feature energy-efficient compressors and single-speed condenser fan motors for even temperature control. Each unit has a factory-installed filter dryer that protects the system from contaminants. These models feature quiet operation and heavy-gauge steel construction for long-term durability.

The largest GSX16 unit is 35.5″W x 35.5″D x 39.5″H. This model is available in sizes ranging from 1.5 to five tons, with cooling capacities between 18,000 and 57,000 BTU per hour. The air conditioner has a maximum efficiency of 16 SEER and costs about $2,850.

The largest GSX14 unit measures 35.5″W x 35.5″D x 38.25″H. The AC is available with cooling capacities ranging from 18,000 to 60,000 BTU per hour. This unit has a SEER rating of up to 15 and an energy efficiency ratio (EER) of up to 12.5. The average cost of a three-ton GSX14 is $1,190.

The largest GSX13 model measures 35.5″W x 35.5″D x 38.25″H. This air conditioner is available in sizes ranging from 1.5 to five tons, with cooling capacities between 18,000 and 60,000 BTU per hour. This energy-efficient split-system air conditioner delivers energy efficiency of up to 14 SEER and costs about $1,500 for a five-ton unit.

Care and maintenance

Routine maintenance by licensed HVAC professionals can help keep your air conditioning system operating at peak performance. The best time for maintenance is before you begin operating the air conditioner each year. A professional will look for leaks, clear drain lines, check electrical connections, lubricate moving parts and inspect the exterior fan.

Additional steps you can take to keep your air conditioner in good condition include changing your air filter at least once per month and cleaning the coils regularly.

For an exterior AC system, you should cut back foliage and remove debris around the unit. You should also fix bent fins on the evaporator and regularly check the condensate drains. Also remember to replace your thermostat’s batteries when necessary.

Goodman AC warranties

Goodman stands by the quality of its air conditioners with product warranties. Every Goodman air conditioner automatically carries a five-year limited parts warranty. You receive additional warranty coverage after registering your AC unit. The additional coverage includes a 10-year limited parts warranty and, for select models, a 10-year limited replacement warranty and a lifetime limited compressor warranty.

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Goodman Central Air Conditioner Reviews

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"Technician here"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

First, the post below is not accurate. I have never seen flame sensors continually break nor hot surface igniters constantly break on any furnace and that includes Goodman. This is obviously from an untrained technician or handyman. Second, every unit made has bad reviews but what about the good reviews? Rarely does anyone write those. Ok, local distributors will not warranty parts from online purchases at all. Just do your homework and find a reputable contractor. I work on plenty of old ass Goodman's that are still cooling and heating just fine. Buy the best parts and labor warranty you can afford



"Goodman ac"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Sent me a unit that had no gas in it. Come to find out, condenser had a leak. Gave us new condenser, but had to pay another $1,500 to repair.

spenncer kneeland

Key West, FL

"If you love fixing it"

3.0 rating

If you're a handyman, you can save by buying your own Goodman hvac unit/equipment online. But don't expect more than a 5 year parts warranty (unless you're nate certified) because they won't honor their warranties past 5 years for do it your selfers. Their equipment can save you money, but it costs- example- don't expect their evap coils to last longer than 8 years. They make them from aluminum vs copper to save money, but they also perforate easier and in less time. Compressors – from my experience you can expect a Goodman compressor to last 5-8 years. Cheaper to just buy a new $1,500 outdoor unit than repair it. Heat exchangers – I don't recommend a Goodman gas furnace – they require alot of maintenance – commonly the igniter will break (buy a half dozen of those), the flame sensor breaks (buy a half dozen of them also). The circuit board ( have an extra on hand also) will go out when it is 13 degrees on Friday night. Been there done that on all of the above. Goodman's don't hold up like Carrier, but then you can't buy carrier online as easy as you can Goodman units and Carrier costs more, but you can expect 20 years without even a service call with a good Carrier unit. It all depends if you're a fix-it guy. If you are, you can save with Goodman. If you're not, you're gonna pay the same as a Carrier, just over time rather than up front, plus the headache of needing a service tech at 2 am Sunday morning when it is 3 degrees outside. Been there.


Birmingham , AL

"Goodman should be renamed Badman"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I just had a home built from the ground up, after much sacrificing and saving for years. The builder used Goodman ac units for the bottom and top floors. The top floor unit gave me issues from the day I moved in and the repair guy had to come like 3 three times before he finally was able to "rig" it up enough to work. That should have been enough to send me running to the builder to exchange the units out with another brand, but I thought it was mostly the repair guy, because he was saying those are not very good units, blah blah blah, so I just chalked it up to him being a lazy, money hungry dude, but looks like now he was right, because now the other unit was blowing hot air this week and a trusted ac repairman came and told me the damn thing has a leak causing the Freon to disappear. I can't recall the name of the part because I am at work right now and don't have my receipt here with me. But whatever the case, maybe it is too early for anything to be broken or worn out, as I have only been in the home 3 years! This is ridiculous. And some kind of warranty they have because they pay for the part, but I am responsible for the labor and Freon, which is around $650.00. Man, I really dislike this company. I will never buy any of their products again and advise you to do the same.

Kaye Williams


"Compressor went out in 1 year!"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I bought a 300k town home that had a Goodman ac installed. I cannot believe after 1 year the compressor went out! These things are supposed to last for 15 years or more! Warranty does cover it, but not the labor, which cost me $1000! If I had the money, I would have just got another brand!!!


Houston, TX

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