Goodman Furnaces

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Goodman Furnace Overview

Goodman was founded in 1975. Though it has not been around as long as some other companies, Goodman is a leader in the furnace market, known for energy efficiency and reasonable pricing. With so many Goodman furnace models to choose from, it can be tough to decide on the right one. This guide provides detailed information about Goodman’s traditional furnaces and package units so you can find the best option for your needs. 

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Consumer Reviews of Goodman

2.8

  • Very Satisfied
    144
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    14
  • Neutral
    15
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    20
  • Very Unsatisfied
    187
  • #13 of 86 Furnaces
  • 41.58% of customers recommended

Furnace overview

All Goodman furnaces fall into two main types: traditional and package unit.

A traditional gas furnace is placed in a cabinet inside your home. If you have a traditional air conditioner, the furnace shares space with its indoor components. It also shares ducts and a thermostat. If you don’t have an air conditioner, then a gas furnace can be installed alone. Modern gas furnaces have an electric ignition system for added safety and convenience.

If you need both heating and cooling but have limited space, a package unit is a great choice. The unit bundles all the components you need into a single device installed on your roof or on a concrete pad outside your home. 

All furnaces are rated for energy efficiency according to their AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) percentage. This number indicates how much of the furnace’s energy use actually becomes heat for your home. A higher number indicates a more efficient furnace. Package units are also rated for air conditioning efficiency with a similar number known as the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio).

Goodman furnace series and models

GMVM97

Type

The Goodman GMVM87 is a gas furnace.

Features

  • Variable-speed blower
  • Self-calibrating modulating gas valve
  • ComfortBridge technology for precision temperature control

Tech specs

  • Available in 5- to 10-ton models
  • 34.5 in. high x 17.5 in. wide x 28.875 in. deep (5 ton) to 34.5 in. x 24.5 in. x 28.875 in. (10 ton)
  • 60,000 to 120,000 BTUs depending on size

Energy efficiency

Pricing

  • Starting at $2,210, depending on size, plus installation
  • Pricing varies based on location, installation difficulty, and home size
  • Contact a local HVAC professional for the most up-to-date pricing

GMES96-U

Type

The Goodman GMES96-U is a gas furnace

Features

  • Ultra-low emissions
  • Multi-speed blower motor
  • Self-diagnostic control board

Tech specs

  • Available in 3- to 6-ton models
  • 34.5 in. high x 17.5 in. wide x 28.875 in. deep (3 ton) to 34.5 in. x 21 in. x 28.875 in. (6 ton)
  • 40,000 to 80,000 BTUs depending on size

Energy efficiency

  • AFUE 96%

Pricing

  • Starting at $2,050, depending on size, plus installation
  • Costs vary by region, home size, and installation difficulty
  • Contact a local HVAC professional for a detailed estimate based on your needs

GMVC80

Type

The Goodman GMVC80 is a gas furnace.

Features

Tech specs

  • Available in 5- to 10-ton models
  • 33.375 in. high x 17.5 in. wide x 28 in. deep (5 ton) to 33.375 in. x 21 in. x 28 in. (10 ton)
  • 60,000 to 100,000 BTUs

Energy efficiency

  • AFUE 80%

Pricing

  • Starting at $1,150, depending on size, plus installation
  • Costs vary by home size, location, and installation difficulty
  • Contact a local HVAC professional for the most accurate pricing

GMES80-U

Type

The Goodman GMES80-U is a gas furnace.

Features

  • Multi-speed blower motor
  • Single-stage gas valve
  • Stainless steel tubular heat exchanger

Tech specs

  • 3- to 10-ton models available
  • 33.375 in. high x 14 in. wide x 28 in. deep (3 ton) to 33.375 in. x 21 in. x 28 in. (10 ton)
  • 40,000 to 80,000 BTUs

Energy efficiency

  • 80% AFUE

Pricing

  • Starting at $1,100, depending on size, plus installation
  • Price varies by location, home size, and installation difficulty
  • For the most up-to-date pricing, contact a local HVAC professional

GPG16M

Type

The Goodman GPG16M is a package unit.

Features

  • Multi-speed blower motor
  • High-efficiency compressor
  • Multi-position installation options

Tech specs

  • 2- to 5-ton models available
  • 34.375 in. high x 47 in. wide x 51 in. deep (2 ton) to 42.375 in. x 47 in. x 51 in. (5 ton)
  • 60,000 to 140,000 BTUs

Energy efficiency

  • AFUE 81%
  • SEER 16

Pricing

  • Starting at $2,440, depending on size, plus installation
  • Costs vary by location, installation difficulty, and home size
  • Contact a local HVAC professional for a comprehensive estimate

Care and maintenance

Your gas furnace needs regular cleaning and maintenance to maximize its efficiency, safety, and lifespan. Healthy people living in a pet-free home should change the filter every 90 days. If you have pets, change your filter every 60 days. Homeowners with asthma or severe allergies, as well as those with numerous furry friends, may need to change the filter even more often, possibly every three weeks.

Keep all flammable materials away from your furnace. If anything spills near the floor registers, remove them and clean up the mess. Dust and debris, as well as pet hair and liquid spills, can make their way into the ducts, reducing efficiency. Vacuum and dust all vents and registers on a regular basis.

Periodically check the flames in the burner. They should burn with a clear, solid blue flame. Also, listen for any unusual noises or vibrations. Call a service professional right away if anything in the operation of your furnace seems amiss. Schedule an annual service appointment each fall, shortly before the heating season.

Goodman furnace warranties

Goodman warranties are among the most comprehensive in the industry. Even the lowest-end traditional furnaces carry a limited lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger and a 10-year limited warranty on the remaining parts. Package units have a 10-year limited parts warranty and a 20-year limited heat exchanger warranty. Extended warranties, which also include labor, are available through your dealer at an additional cost.

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Goodman Furnace Reviews

Showing 11-15 of 335 reviews

"Not worth the money"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Furnace is not even a year old and has been worked on four times in the past 3 weeks. The installer is who has come out all four times. They first replaced the gas flow part, still didn't work, so they put in a new board, and only worked not even a week, so they came back out with another new board. Needless to say that board didn't even work when they put it in, so got another new board and it only lasted a week. We've asked for the furnace to be replaced but the company refuses a replacement, so the installer will be back out tomorrow with another new board. If this doesn't work I am liable to yank the damn thing out and throw it on their office floor and tell them to shove it where the sun don't shine. As it is ridiculous having this much problems and not able to get the help need. Don't buy an goodman furnace you will regret it!!!!

KELLIC

Indiana

"Where the blame lies"

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

As a contractor for over 25-years and having sold several brands over those years, I'd like to throw my two-bits into the pile. Goodman products produced over the past decade are as reliable as more expensive brands. The problem is that the low price point of the unit attracts a disproportionate number of poor quality contractors and side-jobbers who are ignorant of the proper sizing, application and installation techniques required for equipment to perform properly. If you have a recurring problem with your equipment and your contractor cannot figure out why, then you need a new contractor. Has your contractor been in business at least 10-years? Does he operate out of a commercial address or does he operate out of his garage? Does he have at least 25 4+ star reviews? Select a good contractor and you won't have to worry about writing bad reviews.

Jack

DuPage County, IL

"Stand behind your product"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Brand new Goodman furnace installed in late June, tried to start it up October 30, 2017, would not start tried for several hours now I am going to have to call a HVAC company to look at it, and spend more money. Never had a furnace that I was not able to start. With all of the bad reviews you would thing Goodman would have a service rep. To handle the problems..

tony

Florida

"A review I was compelled to write"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I am a Goodman/Amana dealer in Illinois and am shocked by the poor reviews written here. Goodman/Amana are top performers in the industry! If you cipher through all the hype and angst, you can determine that each and every poor review is written by a consumer that was connected with a contractor that lacked no installation skills, no communication skills, or a contractor that should not be installing furnaces or air conditioning units, period! Also, why people cannot understand that the manufacturer's warranty and the dealer's warranty are two distinctly different things is beyond me. There is where the poor communication comes in! The ten year warranty should be registered by the consumer, the contractor should explain all of that. And no where does it say that installation costs for a defective part are paid for by Goodman/Amana, ever. Read your warranty! Heating and cooling units do not operate outside of certain operating temperatures which are controlled by not only the equipment, but the duct system. And most duct systems are inadequate. So before you criticize that manufacturer that spends millions of dollars researching, developing, and testing these units, do yourselves a favor and get in touch with a real heating and cooling contractor and listen to what he says. You may not like what he has to say (which is the case most often) when you get an honest one and he tells you that you have a deficient air distribution system. But it is because of that why some new systems do not work well. And for heaven's sake, when you are writing these reviews, check your spelling and forget the name calling and cool phrases like "This furnace sucks". All that does is shows ignorance on the part of the writer. Amana and Goodman are great furnaces and an excellent value! My company has been in business for 42 years, we enjoy good standing in the community, and look forward to many more successful years as a Goodman/Amana dealer.

Doug Lombardo

Grayslake, IL

"Terrible inducer, heat exchanger issues to come"

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

I'm a little tired of seeing so many Goodman/Amana products at the top of these lists. I wouldn't write a review but my own experiences and the experiences of most of the techs I know agree that their products in general are not well-made. The Goodman/Amana single-stage inducer is the only inducer motor I stock. I've replaced about 5-8 of them a year for the last 3 seasons, with about 80% of those failing within a month after warranty is up. Besides that I've called Goodman tech support 3 times about a significant flaw in their units that will lead to many $700 repairs down the line, with no real solution offered besides "wait 'til it fails". With a combustion analysis, many of the furnaces in my area are showing signs of eventual heat exchanger failure (symptoms of blockage). From my experience-only based knowledge I give these units an overall lifespan of 10 years until heat exchanger replacement becomes necessary. I've spent a lot of time looking into why these analysis readings show high carbon monoxide readings and very low o2 readings, but have found no root cause as of yet. These readings are very similar to the infamous Carrier secondary heat exchanger failures a few years back that led to a class-action lawsuit. In Goodman's defense, one of their tech support agents did go over all the reasons why it could be reading that way (which I checked). Something is blocking them a bit and I believe it's only a matter of time before it becomes a major problem for Goodman/Amana and its customers. I could be wrong though, of course! Also certain screws in the system, when removed, can no longer be tightened back adequately due to the thin metal used in manufacturing certain components. The control boards also suffer from weak soldering in the back of some of the pin connections on the board. Thankfully for my customers, I bring a soldering kit with me to repair some of these when they fail. But in my area, I might be stuck having to sell equipment I don't like, because it's what people know and get prices on regularly. They have just about the lowest price-point in the area after-all, so they get put in everywhere. Similarly to Lennox, it's a name people recognize, and for some reason I can't understand, they seem to be well-reviewed.

Jonathan Bowler

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