Date created: 2016-09-22
Canadian warranty note
As many here know, Goodman says its product must be registered within 60
days to qualify for the 10-year warranty. Canadians should be aware that
under Federal Law, such a registration request is illegal. The 10-year
warranty must be observed by Goodman Inc. As long as the unit is
installed by a qualified installer and maintained accordingly. In
voiding the 60 day registration requirement, this law prevents E.G.
Goodman Inc. From claiming they "didn't receive the warranty card" or
whatever nonsense they might cook up to get out of the 10-year warranty.
Be also aware that this furnace, among other Goodman products, uses a ClimateTalk Alliance open source communication system between the thermostat and the furnace, AC, etc. The thermostats are very expensive, typically starting at $500 US just for the thermostat and more for the installation. Ours broke a few months after the 5-year warranty. Dealer wanted $700 for a new thermostat. Ridiculous.
The furnace control board will accept a regular thermostat like a Nest, Honeywell or Ecobee without major modifications or reprogramming the control board if you know what you're doing. There are lethal voltages on the board so it's best to install e.g. a cheap $50 thermostat by a technician but mine wanted over $200 to do it. It's a 15 minute job.
Date created: 2016-04-21
Way too many repeated problems
Of the two identical units installed in a duplex, one has ongoing
problems of no heat. A flame season they say. About every six weeks it
needs service. The other unit works fine. Main circuit board and
numerous flame sensor cleanings have created a very untrustworthy
experience. What is worse is Goodman customer service. They have blamed
me for not asking to have a company service technician work on it. They
have blamed me for not registering the units. Check your records
Goodman, I did that. They have blamed me for not buying a service
contract. They have blamed me for operating it in the vicinity of a
clothes dryer.....really? Warranty means nothing to Goodman Mfg.
Deflecting and blaming they are good at, listening and keeping the
customer happy, not so much. Do not consider this brand. Stay away from
Goodman. Spend your money on a more reliable brand.
Date created: 2015-04-24
Heat exchanger goes bad in 4 years
The furnace is only four years old and the heat exchanger went bad. The
Cu piping was rusted through and created a leak; extremely poor
workmanship/design. Material is under warranty but labor and coolant are
not; the total bill is $1,250.
Date created: 2015-03-05
Goodman brand furnace exceeded my expectations
This furnace has exceeded my expectations. It is very quiet and very
efficient. The average gas usage you will save is around 20%. The
average kilowatt savings from just the variable speed fan motor is
anywhere from 25% to 75% less wattage. When combined with Goodman brands
5" filter box, this product stays clean and will last a long time.
Goodman brand 5" filters usually need to be replaced once a year and are
Date created: 2015-02-17
After just 5-6 years of ownership of this heating unit it died, and
apparently they have a little caveat in their 10-year warranty that you
must register the product, otherwise it is only a 5-year warranty. I
didn't get the impression that the guy on the phone even thought it was a
good product, because he started to compare the $10,000 investment in their
heating air-conditioning unit to buying shoes that wouldn't usually last
5 years. In any case, it seems that their product isn't good and their
customer service is worse so avoid buying Goodman.
Date created: 2015-01-16
Best furnace on the market
I work for a contractor and we install Goodmans. I work for service so I
see a lot of different furnaces normally and I can say these are the
best furnaces on the market, specifically the GMVC. They are the easiest furnaces to service by far. Easier to service means everything is accessible and it's better for the consumer. The trap on the outside of the furnace
makes it far easier to clean and prevent from being plugged up. I can
remove the burners from the chamber and clean them without any
difficulty; on most furnaces, the burners are welded in and cannot be
removed. There are easy to set fan speeds and gas pressure. Not too many things go wrong with them, the odd board or pressure switch. It has the best warranty - 10-year parts and labor, 25-year heat exchanger warranty. The best furnace out there when installed correctly. Most contractors don't set fan speeds or gas pressure. We always do.
Date created: 2014-01-24
Great furnace. Installed it myself. Has run perfectly for 6 years. Easy
to install; really liked the fact that I could duct it with pvc. My
tenants love that its so cheap to run.
Date created: 2013-04-19
My older Carrier furnace (13 yrs.) developed a crack in the core and was leaking carbon monoxide. The company who was currently servicing my HVAC wanted to replace it with a Bryant. I called a friend who has rental properties and asked for a recommendation. This company gave me a proposal for a Goodman that was $1000's lower than the competition. This gave me cause for concern. Were these units really a junk as the competition tried to point out? Or were bad reviews really caused by poor installation? I decided to go with the Goodman unit Goodman GMVC951155DX (variable speed) and use the additional money on another home improvement project. This high efficiency unit has produced more even heat throughout the home and also lowered my energy costs. I would recommend a Goodman with a qualified installer for best results.
St Paul MN
Date created: 2011-10-20
Goodman GMVC95 is a GREAT Furnace.
I work for a very well established residential hvac Company that is not
exclusive to any specific brand. We've installed thousands of the
Goodman gmvc95 & gmh95 Furnace over the years, and we've never had an
issue with these furnaces. These furnaces are solid, they have some of
the best technology in the heat exchangers, and back it with the
industries best warranties & guarantees. We've also installed thousands
of air conditioners ssx14 & ssx16 and they're great too. The Goodman a/c
has a lifetime warranty on the compressor, almost all other brands only
offer a 10 year warranty. After close to a century of being in business
our best advice is to worry more about the company installing the
equipment than the brand of the equipment. Good Luck.
Date created: 2011-09-09
Amazing how comfortable we are
We am very happy with our purchase from Boonstra's One Hour of our
furnace and ac combo. The hot summer we just had actually made my
electric bills go down year on year. The install and professionalism of
the one hour team is amazing, from purchase to post service I am glad
we paid the extra because we are hot in the winter and cool in the
summer to whatever temp we want not just comfortable cold or hot!! I
would highly recommend you at least get a quote from one hour and see
the time they take to fit the system to your house, its the best
education I got...wow!
Date created: 2011-01-16
95% variable speed a winner
Had a Goodman gmvc95070 installed last fall. Gas bills way down from old
80% furnace, and because the furnace has a high and low fire rate, it
matches the heating needs of my house and is very comfortable. Very
quiet as well. Dealer said all manufacturers make good furnaces because
they are highly regulated. The key is the installer. Bad install will
screw up any furnace.
Other GMVC95 Reviews
A homeowner asks the hvac-talk.com forum about choosing between the GMVC95 and the GMVM 96 furnace by Goodman. A professional member recommends the GMVC95 due to better humidity control and better overall value.
A GMVC95 owner writes to justanswer.com that he receives an error message from his control panel each day about a drainage pipe problem. He goes over everything that has been checked by his HVAC technician; the expert online concludes that the homeowner should try a larger PVC drainage pipe, as that is the only thing left that has not been tried.
Another Goodman GMVC95 owner discusses the fact that he wants a different thermostat for his unit on hvac-talk.com. The current thermostat is single-stage, so the owner is not getting the benefits of a two-stage furnace. He plans to install a Goodman air conditioner in the near future, so the online contractors suggest he should check out the ComfortNet system, through which all the HVAC equipment can communicate information such as diagnostics and errors. The owner states that the unit was just installed, so one expert advises that he contact the installing technician for a different thermostat.
The GMVC95 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.