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#14 of 14 GOODMAN Heat Pumps

Updated: May 9, 2015

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Overview of the CPLT

The CPLT heat pump from Goodman, now discontinued, is a 13 SEER split-system unit that features a high-density sound blanket designed to minimize the compressorís operating noise. According to the last available data from the manufacturer in 2006, the unit reaches a rating of up to 8.6 HSPF and is available in capacities ranging from 2 to 5 tons. It has a 4-blade fan assembly and a high-efficiency scroll compressor that is fitted with an internal pressure relief valve for easy control. Other features of the CPLT include a time-initiated and temperature-terminated defrost function. For loss of charge protection, the unit features a low pressure switch.

The heat pumpís cabinet has a polyester powder paint finish over G90 galvanized steel. The system can be installed on the ground or mounted on the roof. The basepan elevates the unit above the slab in order to promote water drainage; this elevation also keeps away from the coil debris that may collect inside the heat pump. In addition, the unit has a louvered metal guard system designed to protect the coil from damage and strengthen the unit.

Consumer Reviews of the GOODMAN CPLT

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Date created: 2015-05-09 Name: robert young
Location: Bethel, NC

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

"Sorriest in the world"
Trouble from the beginning. The worst in the world.

Date created: 2013-09-01 Name: J. Dupree
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

"I Bought This System 9 Years Ago"
I bought this system 9 years ago and my service technician just told me that I would need to replace the entire unit very soon. This system is a piece of junk. Just about every part on it has been replaced one or more times since I purchased it. I would advise anyone who is considering buying one, Don'T.

Date created: 2013-06-08 Name: craig
Location: waco, tx

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

"Won't Buy Another"
Built a custom house in 2004, upgraded everything, neither bldr or contractor told me what quality of units were being installed. Even when I had a conversation with the bldr about wanting a reliable heat pump installed, been constant string of problems since 2006 and now compressor is out. A service tech told me this was a low grade unit possibly refurbished, that means to me that either the bldr or AC contractor was cutting corners and installed cheap equipment. Have to have service every winter and every summer, paid twice for this. AC contractor will not stand behind this equipment or his installation. Typical waco...

Date created: 2012-07-12 Name: L S Minor
Location: Chilton County, Alabama

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

Goodman is the worst heat pump I have ever owned, and I have owned many through the years. After 2 years of operation the compressor went out, with a cost of $500.00 for labor and the warranty according to Shelby Chilton Heating and Air on its last leg, so $500.00 labor only, Goodman did supply the compressor and some other parts not installed originally or so they(Shelby Chilton) said. Since then I have spent thousands of dollars on numerous heating and air companies trying to find and repair a problem without success, finally one found a leak in the indoor coil unit and advised me they could try and repair it with no guaranty the repair would last through the season, then told me this was a common problem with Goodman because of their manufacturing practices. Since the Government is forcing a change in types of Freon again, Freon has gone through the roof price wise, the last time I had Freon installed, three and a half pounds cost $250.00, roughly $72.00 a pound which makes having Freon installed two to three times a year cost prohibitive. Long story short I could have purchased a new unit for the costs involved in attempted repairs many times over. After checking with numerous companies, I have been told by all of these companies that Goodman has substandard manufacturing practices and they love them for the repairs they generate. I am purchasing a new unit and the Goodman will be put where it belonged when it was new, in the scrap yard! The bottom line here based on my experience with heat pumps in general, no one on earth should ever, ever, ever, ever, ever; purchase a Goodman product unless you just enjoy wasting time and money.

Date created: 2011-05-18 Name: Karen Melton
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Years owned: 6

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

"Piece of junk"
This was installed in my home when we bought it 6 years ago. Nothing but trouble, always something going wrong. Had to have it serviced every year since we moved in. Electric bills go sky high in the winter because it never heats our home, even set on 75. Now the inside coil is bad, $700 to replace because warranty went out in 5 years- not 10(always read the fine print in the warranty). Each time serviced has been over $200. Looking for new unit now and will NOT buy a Goodman.

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Other CPLT Reviews

Having been discontinued for several years now, there are but few consumer reviews of Goodmanís CPLT heat pump. Among them, a homeowner on gardenweb.com lists the 13 SEER unit in his question to professional contractors on the site about which might be the best heat pump to consider for a coastal region with mild winters. An HVAC expert responding says that it is not possible to give the right recommendation without having the model number of both the inside air handler and the outside condenser. When forced to make a recommendation without that information, this brand is not one that the experts suggests considering.

GOODMAN CPLT Model Numbers

The CPLT is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number SEER / HSPF BTUs per Hour
CPLT24-1* 13 / 7.7 0
CPLT30-1* 13 / 8 0
CPLT36-1* 13 / 8 0
CPLT42-1* 13 / 8.4 0

CPLT Warranty

Goodman heat pumps have a 10-year limited warranty. This warranty is for functional parts and compressors for all single phase residential systems units of up to 5 tons. Registration must be completed within 60 days of installation to qualify for the 10-year warranty.

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