Date created: 2017-12-30
10 years and running
House built in 2007, bought in 2010. Provides good heat. Had to replace
the Control board 2 years ago due to cold solder joint. Repaired myself
and have a backup in case the new one goes bad. This week the flame
sensor stopped the gas flow right after ignition due to being dirty. Not
bad after 10 years of use. My recommendation to the average homeowner is
to have your furnace serviced once a year. Find a highly rated
technician and they will find most problems before they happen.
Unfortunately our homes require maintenance and homeowners usually fail
in the performance. I can't stress enough, perform predictive and
preventive maintenance to save yourself some stress. Have a great day!
Twin Lake, MI
Date created: 2017-11-02
Very unhappy with this unit. 3 years old and 3 service calls for the same thing.
Date created: 2017-06-02
Furnace has operated well: even heat; quiet. One rather annoying factor
is that the machine was not designed to accept a filter! I don't
understand how this can today. Prospective buyers of a Goodman furnace
would do well to contemplate this lack and what it might mean to them in
Kansas City, MO
Date created: 2017-05-15
Scrap metal! 2017 and less than 6 months the control board has gone out.
Goodman distributor says not his problem and to call the install people.
Now I am finding all these reviews that are showing me my future with
this piece of crap and I am out of $$
Date created: 2015-12-23
Goodman Gas Furance
I have owned this furnace for about a year. The things I love about this furnace are the dual-diameter tubular heat exchanger, the very quiet single-speed, induced-draft blower, and the quiet multi-speed direct-drive circulator blower motor. All this for a very affordable price. What I dislike about the product is what seems to be the lack of efficiency. But the price is what you pay for. I have only had it for about a year so therefore I have not had to have this unit repaired, this does come with a 10 year parts warranty. If one was on a budget and looking for a very simple furnace, I would recommend this product to a family member or a friend.
Date created: 2015-10-05
Great quality at a reasonable price!!!
I bought this furnace because I am remodeling a house and have had it around 4 months. It is extremely quiet, works really fast, and the only negative I can say is it was a tad bit to pricey. I never had to replace or fix it and I will say I will buy this brand again if something happens to this version. I have told a friend about it who is also remodeling a house.
Date created: 2015-05-08
Great Furnace Replacement
So this is the first time I've ever had to purchase a furnace and I was
very nervous. For one thing, I wasn't sure how much a furnace ought to
actually cost. I spent about three days collecting information from
the internet, from dealers and repairmen, and from friends who have
needed to replace theirs. I finally settled on a Goodman. The reason for
this was that I was told that it was a brand that most repairmen were
comfortable and familiar with installing. This couldn't have been more
incorrect. I called two different companies and both said that they
wouldn't install a furnace I bought through a 3rd party. The third
company I called finally sent someone out and they were unable to install
it. Eventually I ended up calling my father-in-law, who had been an oil
guy for 20 years, and we installed it together one afternoon. Since
then, I can't have been happier with the performance. My heating bill
has gone down and it's a lot quieter than the old guy. Couldn't be more
satisfied, even though it was tough to get it installed.
Date created: 2014-12-15
Cheap to buy but expensive to repair
The unit is 6 years old and seems to need annual repairs of $600 plus.
The igniters last 2 years, and the blower motor died. It's noisy. There's not much good to say. It came with the new house. The contractor obviously didn't care about quality.
Staten Island, NY
Date created: 2014-06-04
Check that Control board before replacement
Bought this unit in 2008, with matching a coil and Condenser unit. It
bore the Coleman Name then. Just yesterday the ac shut down, trouble
code was 5 red flashes. Roll Out switch, the unit is calling for
cooling. Roll Out is a heating malfunction. Wtf! Checked all 4 roll out
switches for continuity all ok. Checked wiring loop of the 4 roll out
sensors back to the control board 12 pin plug cot continuity through the
whole loop. Before purchasing and installing a new control board I
removed the failing one and examined it with a magnifying glass and
found a cold solder joint on one of the pins of the 12 pin connector and
it was a Roll out sensor pin. Reflowed the solder on all 12 pins and the
unit was again 100%. Don't be too quick to let a repairman sell you a
new control board without checking all the connection points for poor
soldering from the factory!
Date created: 2010-02-12
I purchased a Goodman gms8 gas furnace in January 2005 and it ran good. Until 2 years later, we had to replace a major part which my husband hired/paid a repairman for but we never got to keep the replaced part to see if it was warrantied (which is another matter I am not happy about). The following year in 2008, another problem and then again this winter, we've had a repairman come out twice which he told us we eventually will need a certain part that my husband was able to order online and install himself which saved us a bundle. We are hoping we won't have further problems. My daughter is looking for a new furnace and I don't think I will recommend Goodman.
The GMS8 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.