The Goodman split system GSC13 air conditioner is a 13 SEER unit. Models in this condenser series range from 1.5 to 5 tons, with BTU/H values that range from 18,000 to 53,000. This air conditioner series complies with safety standards and is ETL listed.
The GSC13’s condenser coil is made from corrugated aluminum fins and rifled copper tubing. For quiet operation, the three-bladed fan is covered by a louvered sound control top. A salt-sprayed powder paint finish coats the galvanized steel cabinet, and brass liquid and suction service valves with sweat connection are incorporated into the design. The GSC13 uses R-22 refrigerant and comes with an R-22 piston kit.
Goodman does not make a quality AC compressor. It eventually melted the circuit breaker, lasting only 7 years. It was under the 10-year warranty, but it cost me $1200 to have the free replacement installed (labor, nitrogen testing, reclaiming recovery of old refrigerant and install of new refrigerant). As I read the other horrible reviews, I wonder how long the replacement will last.
"The worst company to deal with!"
I purchased this unit to replace a 10-year-old York that had the Bristol compressor go bad. My repair guy told me to get a Goodman, and I told him only if it had a Copeland compressor. It did, so I bought it. He installed it in April 2015 and it worked fine until early June when I noticed it was not cooling. I called him back and he found a leak in the coil where it could not be repaired so he went and got me a new unit. He installed the replacement unit that same day and when we turned it on I told him it did not sound the same as the first unit as this one was much louder. It was getting dark so he came back the next day to check the charge and I told him again how noisy it was and he told me all units can be a little different. The next day I was getting the serial number from the side and look down at the compressor and it was a Bristol compressor. Bristol compressors are pure garbage. Cheap pieces of junk. I contacted Goodman direct and explained to the woman why I purchased the first unit and told her I wanted it replaced with one with a Copeland compressor and she pretty much said I was stuck with the one I had because Goodman uses both brands of compressors. I called my installer and told him the unit had a Bristol in it and he told me no way because his supplier told him Goodman uses Copeland compressors. So I guess now I am stuck with this noisy piece of crap. All I want is what I paid for and that was a Goodman unit with a Copeland compressor.
Las Vegas, NV
"Goodman Central Air Conditioner Review"
This air conditioner is quiet and extremely energy efficient. Before purchasing this conditioner, my summer time electric bill averaged between $10-$12 per day. After purchasing this air conditioner, my bill has been reduced by $2-$4 per day. I fully attribute this to the new air conditioner as my habits have not changed at all. In fact, I have actually changed my habits to use the air conditioner more, as the cost has been so significantly reduced. Also, the noise pollution is greatly reduced. It used to be the case the unit was so loud, it would disrupt people who were inside the house. This was partly the reason that we replaced the unit in the first place. However, I was amazed at how little noise this air conditioner made! Although it was one of the more expensive options, I cannot explain how happy I am with our decision and I know it will provide us with great service for years to come!
"Best Central Air"
I have owned this Goodman air conditioner for 1 year. This thing has been solid. This is inexpensive for the type of air conditioner. The only thing I don't like is that the standard is a bit outdated. I havn't had to replace anything yet. I think these are much more affordable than replacing your R-22 system with a 410 unit. These have gone up in price a little bit in the last few years but they stay solid and do the job. I would recommend this brand if they are planning to use R-22. Otherwise they will have to stick with the system that they have. These work great and I don't have to think about air conditioning much since I don't have a sloppy window unit blocking up the sun. I like having my house cooled by Goodman and will hopefully continue for the next several years going forward.
"Does not cool."
The phrase you get what you pay for come to mind. This unit is exactly what it is.. Cheap. Does not cool the house properly. Has a 13 SEER energy rating. My last house had a Trane. The one before that had a Ruud. I believe you get what you pay for and anyone reading this should keep that in mind when they buy. I am a realtor renting a brand new home built in 2013. Cannot handle maintaining 10 degree difference in temp. It is consistently running all the time (great for electric bills) As I write this it is currently 80 degrees out and I have the thermostat set at 72… continually running.. And cannot get the house down to 74. So you all considering this unit make sure you read all these reviews. I live in Suwanee, ga. House is heavily insulated. Back of house is shaded by trees. House faces North. About 3000 square feet. Only 2 story room is foyer. 9 foot ceilings up and down.
The reviewers at qualitysmith.com consider the Goodman GSC13 a low-end unit that doesn’t offer longevity in warranty coverage or much in energy cost savings, but is well-priced. As an R-22 operating product, purchasing this air conditioner is discouraged by this particular reviewer.
Contractors on hvac-talk.com agree the warranty on this entry level unit leaves something to be desired. A homeowner considering installing this unit in his new home is told by experts on this discussion forum that other entry-level units offer more features for a similar price and are well worth considering over the GSC13. Others point out that this system is on the noisy side.
The Goodman GSC13 comes with a 5-year limited parts warranty, which includes the compressor. The warranty applies to models manufactured after January 1, 2010.
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