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.
In July 2007 we had a Goodman gsc130361 13 seer high efficiency louvered condensing unit and matching cased evaporator coil capf3636. New refrigerant lines were installed. Today a major refrigeration leak was found from the evaporator coil due to corrosion. Evaporator coil needs to be replaced with new style aluminum coil. The cost $2,000.00 The unit cost me $4,500.00 not 4 years ago. I believe a unit should hold up better than this. Thinking of starting Civil Suit against Goodman. I believe they knew about problem with units built between 2007 and 2009.
I have had no problems with this unit I have a little rental property thus the reason for the number of units I own about 16 a/c units now of different mfgs and none have caused me a real problem. I agree with the prior post that the main thing is who installs your unit more than the mfg of the unit. The common denominator is the same guy installed all of my units over a period of 10 yrs I just installed another goodman today replacing a unit that was over 12 yr old the other goodman is my home unit installed 5 yr ago for the condence and 26 yr on the airhandler
My 5 ton units works great, I got a 13 seer unit and wish I bought the 16. My electric bill was cut by half with this new unit (old unit was a 10 seer). The guy who installed it was a true pro. He told me that the wire going to my unit was too low a gauge and I should go to a 10 gauge wire. I went to 8 and have never had a problem with it. My only regret now that electricity costs have gone up so high with Obama is that I didn't get the 16 seer. Spend the extra money and get the 16 and have a competent guy install it.
"Purchase this from a local hvac contractor"
Purchase this from a local hvac contractor to replace existing unit. The contractor knows me and stated no problems with this unit and the manufacturer representative for warranty. Install on 4-14-11 ran until 7-14-11. When unit became loud, well they replace the motor 8-23-11, still issues the compressor is loud it sweats and has short cycles and runs all the time on and off, unbelievable made in USA. They should be out of business, I am electrical contractor for 25 years, I would never treat anyone like this, going to file a small claims in the court. Model # gsc130361fa
Atco , NJ
"R22 A\C PURCHASE"
I WILL BUY ANOTHER AT THE FAIR PRICE I HAD MINE INSTALLED BY A 59 YR OLD CERTIFIED HEATING AND AIR COND HVAC COMP.HE SAID I BAUGHT A GREAT UNIT THAT MATCHED MY 2 YR OLD COIL. MY OLD UNIT WAS 24 YRS OLD I HAD IT SERV. EVERY TWO YRS. IT WAS A NO NAME A/C …. BUT I TOOK CARE OF IT . PEOPLE THINK YOU DONT NEED TO CLEAN A\C UNITS WELL THATS WHY YOU HAVE PROBLEMS…. DO YOU CHANGE THE OIL ON YOUR CAR 1 TIME IN 24 YRS .NO WONDER YOU HAVE PROBLEMS. HE SAID MY COIL WAS TOO GOOD FOR OLD A/C UNIT AND PUT TOO LITTE ENERGY ON NEW 3 TON COIL.I BAUGHT ASC130361A 3 TON 13 SEER. WOW …BEST A\C IVE FELT IN MY LIFE,EASY TO BREATH AND RUNS VERY LITTLE.I BAUGHT OFF INTERNET AND HAD INSTALLED BY A PRO HE SAID I WILL HAVE THIS FOR A LONG TIME. THEN, SAID MOST PARTS ARE THE SAME AS LENNOX WHICH HE SELLS FOR ALOT MORE MONEY.WHEN I TOLD HIM WHAT I PAID WITH FREE SHIPPING. HESAID I WAS FULL OF —-. I SHOWED HIM PAPER WORK AND HE SAID HE WILL GIVE ME 100% WARR 1ST YEAR PLUS MFG WARR IS INCL. NO CHARGE FROM GOODMAN.AIR WAS 42 DEGREES OUT OF VENT.TOTAL COST WITH INSTALL AND R22 FREON 1425.00 HE SAID A MATCHING COIL IS THE TRICK TO LONG LASTING A\C UNITS EVEN IF YOU PAY 6000.00 FOR HIGER SEER UNITS. HE CHARGED TO EXACT SPECS ON MANUAL FOR YTHE 3 TON UNIT .I HAD 2.5 TON 19 YRS BEFORE I FOUND THIS QUIET LOW COST A\C. I PAID 11OO.00 18 YRS AGO. AND SERVICED EIGHT TIMES. FIND OUT WHAT SIZE COIL YOU HAVE IN YOUR FURNACE AND MATCH A GOODMAN A\C .YOU WILL NOT BE MAKING A MISTAKE…HOMEOWNERS DONT KNOW CRAP ABOUT WHAT SZE COIL THE HAVE ,MAYBE THATS WHY THEIR A\C BLOWS WARM OR BREAKS ..LIKE MINE .I JUST LEARNED THIS OFF THE INTERNET. BUY A GOODMAN AND STAY NICE AND COOL…. JUST MATCH YOUR COIL SIZE TO THE A\C TON SPECS…….
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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