The Goodman GMV95 is a discontinued variable-speed gas furnace with integrated controls for activating and monitoring diagnostics, as well as an Energy-saving hot surface ignition system. This furnace is Energy Star rated with an AFUE from 93 to 95%. It is a two-stage heater with a two-speed induced draft blower. The design of the Goodman GMV95 Furnace is CSA certified.
We purchased our furnace in October, 2009 right before we retired. Our goal was to get a new furnace that was energy efficient before we were on a minimum senior income. What a disappointment! Three years and two months later we lost heat, of course over Christmas which meant a costly service call. The flame rod had to be replaced. Two years later we had the same problem and were told these had to be replaced every two years. October 23, 2015 we had a regular fall maintenance check by the dealer from whom we purchased the furnace. The next morning we had no heat and a burning smell in the house. Again it was a weekend so we had an emergency call. We were told the motor was burnt out and as with all other reviews I have read the ten year warranty would not be honoured because the online registration had not been completed. We do not recall being instructed or encouraged to do this. We have several friends looking to replace furnaces and certainly would not recommend this brand. Although there is a saving on energy the costly repair bills are not offset by the savings!
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
"Does not honor warranties"
Goodman has a catch in its warranty that stipulates it must be registered within 60 days after original installation. If you send a warranty card in and they don’t document it, your are out of luck. My circulator motor (blower) failed after less than 7 and half years. It should be covered for 10 years, but they denied the claim. Best advice is to stay away from Goodman no matter how hard your installer recommends them.
I purchased a Goodman furnace in January, 2010 from a building supply company in Steinbach, which is about 20 minutes out of Winnipeg. I liked the fact that Goodman was offering a 10-year warranty on the parts and a 10-year full replacement. We have had nothing but issues with the unit every winter and they always seems to be the same issues – a circuit board, sensors, condensation build up and the motor. I had the Goodman account manager in my home last year after I said I wanted the unit out of our house. I was told he was going speak to his superior in Toronto to make sure I was satisfied and get back to me, but that never happened. I never write reviews about products but the word needs to get out that the furnace is not reliable. If you live in area where you need your furnace periodically then maybe it’s fine, but in the Canadian climate, no. I write this review as I sit and wait to hear back from a service tech to arrange a time to service the failed unit again.
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
"5 yrs NO PROBLEMS GMV95 70000btu"
I don’t understand why people are saying Goodman is not a good equipment. I had a gmv95 70000btu installed 5 years ago and never had a problem with this model. Never had it cleaned, only changed my filter regularly myself. The only thing I did was upgrade my single stage thermostat to a two stage which I highly recommend. I paid $2800 Canadian installed taxes in. My friends are installing Carrier, Lennox etc. Paying prices of $8000 plus for basically what I have and some are already having small problems. They are shocked when I tell them that I have a Goodman paid $2800 and never had a problem in 5 years. Maybe it was the installation or this particular model but whatever the case I think I made an excellent purchase. I hope this can help some of you decide as buying a new furnace can be a very frustrating process. Good luck!
I replaced a Patriot fuel oil furnace with a gmv950704cxb lp Furnace, and ssz160481 Heat Pump. I could have put in Carrier because I work for an authorized dealer but chose Goodman because of ease of installation, product history, features, and faith in the product. Not only have I saved on my seasonal fuel and electric costs but I gained comfort too. This system is by far the best investment that I have made in the last 20 years.
Comments on HVAC-Talk message boards and heating contractor sites are mixed regarding the Goodman Furnaces:
One service tech at HVAC-Talk forums says that his company has preferred selling Goodman over Lennox for two years. Goodman, like Amana, has had absolutely no problems whatsoever and is deemed superior over Lennox, which has been known to be problematic.
A few people observe that Goodman units have weak control response and initiation. Even new wire boards, which are expensive, don't bring forth any positive results.
Yet others at HVAC-Talk have asserted that Goodman is one of the most inferior makes on the market. The biggest gripe: They don't last very long.
Another service tech at HVAC-Talk claim that Goodman units generally receive less-than- enthusiastic support from professionals, but, on the flipside, receive positive reviews from many buyers in the residential sector.
Goodman equipment has a 10-year replacement limited protection on all models, and a lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger. Note, however, in 2005 a Goodman representative told FurnaceCompare.com that they WILL NOT BACK their warranty if you buy your furnace online. In 2014, we were told that the warranty on an online purchase would be backed as long as the furnace was installed by a licensed contractor. Double-check on this before you you buy a Goodman furnace online!
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