Founded in 1975 and based in Houston, Texas, Goodman is one of the biggest names in the HVAC industry. Before the company began manufacturing HVAC equipment, it made air ducts and plastic blade registers. Goodman has since acquired several manufacturers of HVAC units, and today the brand offers a variety of heating and cooling products, including air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces and packaged units. Goodman delivers affordable, energy-efficient and durable products. This guide reviews Goodman AC units, along with maintenance and warranty information.
What are the 10 Best Air Conditioners?
Air conditioners remove hot air from inside your home to reduce indoor temperatures. Some AC units collect and process hot air and then release cool air into your living space. Some Goodman AC models feature a two-speed condenser fan motor, while others use a single-speed motor. Goodman also sells units of various capacities and efficiency levels.
Goodman AC series and models
Goodman offers several air conditioner models, each with different features. Comparing each unit’s specifications can help you choose the best air conditioner for your home.
Goodman GSXC18 and GSXC16
These central air conditioning units have highly efficient two-stage condenser fan motors, and two-stage Ultratech scroll compressors deliver exceptional performance. The GSXC18 and GSXC16 models are Energy Star certified, which can reduce energy bills. These air conditioners feature ComfortAlert diagnostics and ComfortBridge technology, which continuously monitors system performance. The heavy-gauge, galvanized steel cabinet protects the AC components, and the factory-installed in-line filter dryers enhance performance. Both models feature quiet operation, are compact and have accessible service ports and controls.
The GSXC18 model measures 35.75″W x 35.75″D x 40″H. The unit is available with cooling capacities between 24,000 and 60,000 British thermal units (BTU) per hour. This split-system air conditioner has a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of up to 19 and costs about $3,400, including installation.
The largest GSXC16 unit measures 35.75″W x 35.75″D x 42.25″H. This model is available with cooling capacities ranging from 24,000 to 60,000 BTU per hour. The air conditioner has a maximum efficiency of 17 SEER and costs about $2,700, including installation.
Goodman GSX16, GSX14 and GSX13
The Goodman GSX16, GSX14 and GSX13 air conditioners are perfect for budget-conscious consumers who want to lower their energy costs without compromising on performance. These models feature energy-efficient compressors and single-speed condenser fan motors for even temperature control. Each unit has a factory-installed filter dryer that protects the system from contaminants. These models feature quiet operation and heavy-gauge steel construction for long-term durability.
The largest GSX16 unit is 35.5″W x 35.5″D x 39.5″H. This model is available in sizes ranging from 1.5 to five tons, with cooling capacities between 18,000 and 57,000 BTU per hour. The air conditioner has a maximum efficiency of 16 SEER and costs about $2,850.
The largest GSX14 unit measures 35.5″W x 35.5″D x 38.25″H. The AC is available with cooling capacities ranging from 18,000 to 60,000 BTU per hour. This unit has a SEER rating of up to 15 and an energy efficiency ratio (EER) of up to 12.5. The average cost of a three-ton GSX14 is $1,190.
The largest GSX13 model measures 35.5″W x 35.5″D x 38.25″H. This air conditioner is available in sizes ranging from 1.5 to five tons, with cooling capacities between 18,000 and 60,000 BTU per hour. This energy-efficient split-system air conditioner delivers energy efficiency of up to 14 SEER and costs about $1,500 for a five-ton unit.
Care and maintenance
Routine maintenance by licensed HVAC professionals can help keep your air conditioning system operating at peak performance. The best time for maintenance is before you begin operating the air conditioner each year. A professional will look for leaks, clear drain lines, check electrical connections, lubricate moving parts and inspect the exterior fan.
Additional steps you can take to keep your air conditioner in good condition include changing your air filter at least once per month and cleaning the coils regularly.
For an exterior AC system, you should cut back foliage and remove debris around the unit. You should also fix bent fins on the evaporator and regularly check the condensate drains. Also remember to replace your thermostat’s batteries when necessary.
Goodman AC warranties
Goodman stands by the quality of its air conditioners with product warranties. Every Goodman air conditioner automatically carries a five-year limited parts warranty. You receive additional warranty coverage after registering your AC unit. The additional coverage includes a 10-year limited parts warranty and, for select models, a 10-year limited replacement warranty and a lifetime limited compressor warranty.