Date created: 2016-01-25
Heater is a waste of money. Had it 2 winters, it broke 11 times. Had it
repaired each time and something else was wrong. Have had no heat 11
times in 2 winter seasons. Broke again; it's a lemon. Don't waste your
money, the company doesn't care.
Date created: 2015-06-11
Good dependable furnace
We had this furnace installed in September of 2006 and have had zero
problems with it. We went with a local, very well known and dependable
company who, in a small town, have to maintain their reputation. The
only service, if you can call it that, that's been done is to properly
clean the electrostatic filter monthly. The furnace heats our century-
old house easily and we've had two consecutive horribly cold and windy
winters here in west Michigan.
Date created: 2015-05-11
No more Goodman heaters for us
Bought this heater in 2008 and it started acting up in 2011 and has not
worked properly since. Luckily, I have a service contract with the
contractor who installed it. We have had the control board and igniter
replaced several times - many times within the same year. I do not feel
comfortable at all with this heater since it is so unreliable.
Date created: 2015-05-01
Not a happy camper
This natural gas furnace has worked well for 5-plus years. Now it cycles on
and off multiple times and wont stay on long enough to warm my house. I
called Goodman Manufacturing, only to find out my 10-year warranty is really only 5 years because I did not send the registration card by registered mail.
I was not told by the installer that it had to be done online in 60 days
or sent by registered mail. In California this would be illegal! (I
live in Virginia now). I am pretty sure I can fix this myself, but that
is not the point. What about next time? A lot of the reviews talk about
frequent control board failure and that sounds like a lot of money. The
unit is in my hallway and is very noisy and I don't want it to run hot
so I'm stuck with the noise. The warranty issue sticks in my craw and
you can be sure I will never buy a Goodman product again and would never
recommend it to anyone I liked!
Date created: 2015-04-10
Goodman furnace delivered powerful heating when we needed it. I would recommend it to a friend.
Got this furnace in my cabin before I moved in. The furnace has been in the cabin now for at least four years. I love the way that it heats up the house so rapidly, and always works whenever I need it. It is powerful enough to heat all rooms in the cabin, even rooms without vents heat through convection because this baby is so powerful. I like also that this furnace is relatively quiet. I also liked that this furnace was really affordable, and I only had to pay about 12$ a month when I first got it. Never had to replace any parts, the only thing I do not like about this furnace is that sometimes I have to relight it manually, because it randomly cuts off on rare occasions which is strange. However, after relighting it goes right back to normal. Even though that happens though, overall I would highly recommend this furnace, you certainly will not freeze while you have this in your home.
Date created: 2015-02-23
Bad inducer motor connection
Had my local heat & AC company install a new furnace and the draft inducer
keeps having issues. There are two electrical connections on it and
somehow the connection broke inside the block on the side of the motor.
The company who installed it said they'd never seen anything like it.
I contacted Goodman and for some reason they've superseded the one on mine.
The part number is 0131F00006S which, before it was superseeded, didn't have the S on the end. $100 to buy from a local Goodman authorized dealer, easy
to install. AC/heating company Freedom Heating & Cooling wouldn't
Madison Heights, MI
Date created: 2014-09-14
Two inducer motors in two years. The unit is eight years old. Total junk.
Date created: 2014-03-03
Installed this unit in April 2013 and have had no problems. We have had
one of the coldest winters on record and the unit has worked great. I
have seen on some reviews that Goodman is not a good brand. I don't feel
this is the case. I think it is important that the installation be done
by someone competent. I was however concerned that utility power
fluctuations could damage the electronics so I installed a voltage
monitoring relay, the icm 492. This unit monitors incoming voltage and
if it goes higher or lower than the setting you program in, it will cut
power to the furnace control board. Got it for $50 online. This furnace
has the capability of low fire and high fire utilizing the single stage
thermastat that most homes have. Didn't have to buy a two stage
thermastat. The one problem I see with the system set in two-stage auto,
is the control board is supposed to calculate the amount of time to
delay until it goes from low fire to high fire. This delay supposedly
can range fron 1-12 minutes. I have found it always waits the entire 12
minutes. Possibly this is because I keep the house cool at 66-67
degrees. Based on the performance so far, I would purchase another
it aint goodman
Date created: 2012-10-02
READ THIS and you'll never buy goodman
Goodman control boards have a know fault in that they have the wrong
rated relays built on to the boards. You'd be lucky if the board lasts
5 years. Even the replacement boards have this same issue. The motor
mfg for the blower motor make a junk product period. Its hit or miss
you might get get a good one or not. The inducer motors had a design
change to help increase longevity. They are still junk. And still
suffer high rate of failures. Heat exchangers should last life of unit
assuming your contract did not put in the wrong size furnace cause the
bigger model was on sale. Seen that every day. Goodman cuts cost where
they can to deliver a value priced product . While if all I installed
correctly and size accordingly your rolling the dice. If you do decide
to buy ask contractor about assure warranty. If you catch it while on
sale this is an extended warranty from Goodman mfg. That will pay all
labor costs for 10 years.
They make a decent AC unit but all units require hard start kits. Its in the installer book. And the txv valve that they use is 100% junk. Some swear by it while others bash it till no end. Would I buy it? Yes, but I'd look at other off brands that are say clones of some other brand. Like Payne which is carrier budget brand, or heck thermal zone which is made by by rheem. No name brand less money but not issues like good junk.
Coastal Southern California
Date created: 2010-03-07
Good Furnace but Noisy
I had a gmh80704bx installed last summer to replace a 30-year-old 90k
btu furnace. We live in coastal Southern California in a 1700 Sq Ft.
home so requirements are modest. The furnace has been perfect except
that it is noisier than the furnace it replaced. The burner sounds like
a blow-torch in the hall closet. I installed weather striping and
additional (tight) latches on the furnace closet door and it's
tolerable. The good news is that, despite heavy usage this winter, our
gas bills have been about 15% lower than the same months last year.
The GMH8/GDH8 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.