Other GDS8 Reviews
A post on finehomebuilding.com includes several opinions about the lack of quality among Goodman�s furnaces. Among other comments, an HVAC technician states that he would choose another brand over Goodman, as he has repaired many Goodman furnaces over the years. However, another reviewer counters that he likes the easy access made possible by the open design and the accessibility of service parts.
A Goodman owner writes to hvac-talk.com about a problem with his 80 percent AFUE gas furnace: the unit always cycles twice before the burner lights. Experts responding to the query can't seem to agree on what is causing problems with the firing cycle, suggesting a sticking gas valve, a bad capacitator or damaged wiring, among numerous other potential faults.
Several posters defend Goodman furnaces on gardenweb.com. One review mentions that Goodman offers the same equipment as other companies at lower prices. These contractors recommend checking out the installers in the area; a proper installation of a Goodman furnace is better than a poor installation of a more expensive brand, they advise.
Another post on gardeweb.com mentions that Goodman sells equipment to anyone, not just licensed dealers. This results in many improper installations, and from this scenario Goodman gets a poor reputation. Several experts say the Goodman furnaces are similar to other brands; proper installation is the key.
The GDS8 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Goodman offers a lifetime limited warranty on the GDS8�s heat exchanger. The unit also comes with a 10-year limited parts warranty. Online registration is required within 60 days of installation of the Goodman GDS8 for the full warranty to apply.