Goodman GSX13 Central Air Conditioners

Goodman GSX13 Air Conditioner Overview

Goodman markets the GSX13 air conditioner as an efficient and reliable product. This three-phase 13 SEER split-system series has models ranging in capacity from 1.5 to 5 tons and producing anywhere from 18,000 to 60,000 BTU/H.

The Smartcoil technology used to enhance the GSX13’s heat transfer capability incorporates refrigeration grade, rifled, 5 mm copper tubing and aluminum fins that reportedly provide a larger-than-average surface area. The coil is protected by a steel louvered guard. The GSX13 has sound-reducing features such as a quiet condenser fan system and a louvered sound control top to provide reduced operating noise.

Goodman produces the GSX13 with a louvered cabinet made with heavy-gauge galvanized steel. The cabinet has a side panel that allows access to the controls and provides enough space for accessories. The liquid and suction line service valves are made of brass, and the GSX13 features R-410A chlorine-free refrigerant.

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Consumer Reviews of Goodman GSX13


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  • #3 of 15 Goodman Air Conditioner
  • 58.97% of customers recommended

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Goodman GSX13 Air Conditioner Reviews

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"Great AC for the money"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

We remodeled our home last year, which meant pulling the window units and installing a central air system. We looked at reviews and chose the GSX130481 model from Goodman. Great choice on our part. This thing is great- it keeps the entire house cool, even on really hot days. The house is 2 story and we were worried we might only get decent out put on the lower level, but both stories are kept nice and cool. So far no repairs have been needed. My only complaint- the unit is a little bit loud. Not overwheling, but the house is never completely quiet when it's on and the hum can be kind of hard to ignore. Over all though, we're very happy with the unit and if we had to, this would be the brand we'd buy again. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a decently priced full size AC unit- probably better for larger homes than smaller ones.

Booneville MS

"Some of you were suckers"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I have been in the apartment industry for 30 years. I've had more success with Goodman products than Trane or Carrier. When I start a job on a property that may be 15 to 40 years old, most of the issues are the service guys, and not only in the apartment industry. The worst are the a/c contractors, as their job relies more on the sale of a complete system, even if yours is less than 5 years old. Now, I have worked properties that have had 20, 30, and 40-year-old units still running, some in bad shape and some in excellent shape. The brand didn't matter as usually they were all mixed, including air handlers. An a/c is an a/c, period. They all function exactly alike. If installed correctly, they will work efficiently. Those here that complain of a high electric bill, well, $250 to $300 is quite normal and very good for a 2000 sq ft home. If it is higher than normal, it could be the heat running at the same time. The relays sometimes weld themselves in the closed position. On any brand this can happen. It could be undercharged or overcharged. Those that say it's not cooling enough, somebody suckered you. They probably undersized the unit or just didn't do the correct installation, such as not enough Freon, or too much. As far as leaks, that's debatable, too. It could have been vibrations, or manufacturer's defects. The person that said it was Goodman's seals at the regulator piston is full of crap. He sold you a new unit and made a ton of money on it. I bet he took that older system and sold it to someone else and it works fine. Any of the brands can experience issues right out of the box. I've been there and seen it with my own eyes. I've been doing air conditioning so long, I can set up a mismatched unit and make it work just fine. See, in the apartment industry, a tech doesn't have much choice when 99% of the management companies cut your expenses to the point that all you can do is work with what you have. That's the first reason apartment communities have a/c issues. The second reason is the techs are not taught correctly nor have the ability to really understand a/c. Third, is the outside contractor come in and do a lousy job because they are not making the money they think they should. I promise you, I have more experience on a/c's than the contractors do. I have done more a/c troubleshooting, repairing and installs in one day than any single person working for a contractor, as their time is spent driving from one place to another. All of mine are usually within walking distance. So contractors, don't put all of us maintenance techs down, as you usually do. A very few of us really do know and understand a/c. Contractors are more of the salesman type than they are the repairman type. A contractor's philosophy is replace, not repair. In my eyes, you're not much of a tech if you have to replace a working unit. If it works, it can usually be corrected to do the job it was intended to do. An old maintenance tech once told me, "Randy, you don't need gauges to charge a unit, you only need them for troubleshooting." And I learned he was right. If you learn the tricks, it is true. So, the brand name is only something you pay for. Goodman is just as good as the big names. I've installed hundreds of them and others like Bryant, Rheem, York, and Trane. Actually, I've seen more Trane units blow the terminals out at the compressor than I have any other brand. Confusing, ain't it? So, contractors, if your company got a really good deal on Goodman products, you would sell them to your customers just like you do any other brand and you would put down brands like Carrier, Trane, GE, etc. I'm right, ain't I?

randy t.

Tampa, FL

"Very high power bill"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I bought a house in winter of 2011 had central air unit put in my 1st year and every year since my summer bills range from $271 to $350 a month for a 2,000 sq ft house. I have had a central air repair guy, an electrician and even the power company come out to see the cause and no one can find a problem besides that my bill should not be that high.


West Valley, UT

"What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I had this a/c installed in my house by a professional contractor about two years ago and I gotta tell ya it's been nothing but a pleasure. I've read some of the reviews here but if you look at the top ten list of Air conditioners on this site you'll find that Goodman and Amana (same company) are four of them listed.


Kansas City

"Never again – 3 different machines broke!!"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

What can I say, Goodman products are absolute junk. I run a business and had a total of 3 of these machines installed. ALL 3 BROKE. The first two in the first year of use (coil popped), the second broke about half a dozen times over 2 and a half years. Compressor, condensor, fan motor, you name it… These machines don't have high pressure/low pressure safeties like other brands do, so if something breaks, the machine continues to run, builds the pressure, and pops. Even if parts are guaranteed, it'll cost you expensive service calls each time. I ended up changing all three machines with other brands, and I have never had any problems with them since. At least two ventilation companies confirmed Goodman was junk, and they even referred to their units as "the service call units". Stay away, unless you like wasting a lot of time and money.



Other GSX13 Reviews

When a homeowner asks the experts on to comment on the quality of the GSX13 being installed into his new home, the contractors are split. Several say that this unit offers reliable performance, so long as it is properly installed. Others, however, point out that it is a budget unit and homeowners will get the minimal efficiency for which they’re paying. On a different thread, several contractors agree that this unit does have the quiet performance that the manufacturer promises.

GSX13 Warranty

The GSX13 come with a 10-year parts limited warranty, although homeowner are required to register the unit within 60 days of installation in order for this warranty to apply. Consumers should discuss additional coverage options with their Goodman dealer.

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