Reaching up to 18 SEER, the DSXC18 is Goodman’s highest efficiency air conditioning product line. This split-system series includes three models with cooling capacities ranging from 34,000 to 56,000 BTU/H. All models feature two-stage operation and are AHRI certified
The DSXC18 features a Copeland scroll compressor with a high-density foam compressor sound blanket, quiet condenser fan motor and sound control top design to help the unit achieve sound levels as low as 71 decibels. A wire fan discharge grille also contributes to the unit’s quiet operation.
The manufacturer also touts this series’ quick troubleshooting thanks to built-in diagnostics and its compatibility with the Goodman ComfortNet Communication system, which allows contractors to monitor and review data on service calls.
I've had a Goodman 5 ton unit installed about 7-8 years ago during my complete remodeling project. From day one the unit has not performed properly and the compressor burned out twice, both times needing to be replaced. Goodman corporate should be renamed, badman!. Don't walk away from a Goodman, run away, and fast!
"High Quality and Affordable!"
My Goodman DSXC180361 central air conditioner is really impressive. I have, unfortunately, had to buy several central air conditioners in my life and this one certainly performs the best. This is not an overstatement! This unit is highly efficient and very quiet. The efficiency, coupled with the great price of the unit itself, is hard to beat. The unit is strong and sturdy to the touch. It seems that it was made in a high quality manner. I am impressed with this part of my unit, I didn't think I'd get such high quality at the price. When I found this Goodman I couldn't believe that I would get such a great unit for the price. I can't think of any cons to write so I would want to go ahead and recommend this brand and model to any others out there who find themselves needing a quality unit at an affordable price!
"Does the job it is supposed to"
I have owned the Goodman DSXC180481 central air conditioner for about a year now. Everything arrived as advertised. Delivery happened just as expected, I was notified when they were on their way. The only thing I didn't like about the unit is it didn't come with any instructions when it arrived, so unless you've installed one of these units before, you are at a bit of a disadvantage. But having a family member that can install things of this sort I was able to work my way around it. It works and cools, but takes some time for the inside temperature to come down. There were positives and negatives but I am very satisfied because of the bargain price. It is great for a super warm summer once it cools down. Only having it for one year I have not had to replace or repair anything yet. I would definitely purchase again if I need one down the line. I would also recommend to a friend if they are in need of a central air conditioner unit.
"Great quality system if installed correctly."
Goodman is quality, I'm not sure why anyone has issues with this unit or any other Goodman units but I will say, if you have a good installer this unit should perform as it should. It seems a lot of people complain about the start -run capacitor failing. Lightning and surging can cause these to fail. I recommend a surge suppressor on the outdoor unit to stop the capacitor failures. My unit works perfect and has for nearly a year or so now. I would recommend Goodman to anyone who wants a quality central air system. Great job, Goodman employees who built my system; a job very well done.
Brian L Miller
North Port, FL
"Goodman no longer my choice"
I own 3 units, 2.5 and 3 ton. My neighbor wants to move away because it is louder than a diesel truck constantly running by the house. We initially had a bad technician install the units. We spend a lot to fix the outside unit. The pump does not seem to work efficiently. This causes it to run almost nonstop when the temperature is around 90-95 and the setting temperature is 78 degrees.
Although some contractors on consumer forms warn homeowners away from the Goodman brand, homeowners on consumer forms such as doityourself.com or gardenweb.com are attracted to the DSCX18 because of the good value of the unit and its long warranty. Despite the negative reviews around the Goodman name, contractors note that with quality installation this unit should provide consistent performance.
In addition, a professional review on qualitysmith.com notes that while the DSCX18 may not be the highest efficiency air conditioner on the market, it offers solid performance at a price well below competing models. However, reviews on topratedhvac.com suggest that despite the quality of this unit, it may not offer the same longevity as high-tier models and could fail prematurely if installed incorrectly.
Goodman provides the original owner with a 10-year parts limited warranty for all parts and lifetime limited warranty for the compressor. The unit also is equipped with a 10-year heat exchanger replacement. Registration within 60 days of installation is required to receive the full warranty.
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