Note: Before you dive into the specific brand review, we highly recommend you to read our elaborate Gas Furnace Buying Guide in advance, there are several crucial steps you need to take before you even start to think about the brand.
The Goodman gas furnaces are a great brand for homeowners looking for the perfect balance of temperatures in their homes. Goodman heat furnaces have good annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratings making them good energy savers. Their gas furnaces average 80% AFUE, which is far better than most standard furnaces. Few brands like the Carrier have better AFUE ratings. Goodman gas furnaces are among the cheapest in the market, but this does not mean they cannot serve you well. The price will usually vary with their efficiency. They offer many installation positions ranging from up flow, right and horizontal.
Let’s discuss some of the main Goodman features:
Wrinkle bend technology
Almost all the latest gas furnaces use a wrinkle bend technology in the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is an essential part of any gas furnace. Having an extremely durable heat exchanger is an excellent feature offering users durability, reliability and efficiency. The heat exchanger is constructed from very durable aluminum steel.
Self-Calibrating modulating gas valves
The valves allow for easy installation. The gas valves are self-modulating and allow for auto-configure when installing.
The Goodman gas furnaces come with a self-diagnostic self-board that allows the unit to diagnose any problem. There is also a constant memory code history to check for the previous diagnosis. All these can be seen on a dual 7-inch screen display.
Multiple continuous fan speed options
For a quiet air circulation, the Goodman gas furnaces come with multiple speed fan options. This simply gives homeowners options of speed. They can control the noise and the air circulation with ease using by changing the speed of the fan.
Other features include:
Enhanced dehumidification modes and auto-comfort
ComfortNet communication system that is compatible.
Note: Goodman communicating thermostat is proprietary which means if something goes wrong you can’t buy it in local hardware store. If there is no stock of your corresponding parts, you have to wait 1-2 weeks for the part to be shipped from parts center.
|Model||Stage||AFUE||Communication||Warranty For Heat Exchanger|
Choosing the right Goodman model will come down to your home cooling and heating requirements. Goodman is well known for its low prices. Most installers know the low price is a good selling point for developers and homeowners. Despite Goodman being a new company and having units with low prices, the GMVM97 is one of the best models with AFUE ratings of 97%. The GMVM97 comes with all the latest features including the tubular heat exchanger. If you buy one from competent and professional HVAC contractors, then you will be off to a good start. Another good choice is GMSS92. 92 AFUE is enough for the saving your power bill. The unit only price is 70%-80% of GMVM97’s.
Goodman has one of the best warranties in the HVAC industry. They will replace your entire furnace if the heat exchanger fails. However, you have to register your warranty within 60 days from the date of purchase. This is an important point as most customers have had complains about warranties afterwards.
Professional Contractor Feedback
A quality installation is much better than any model or brand you choose nowadays. The Goodman brand has established itself in the market, and as long as you get a good installer, you are good to go.
The Goodman might be that good, but there are some few cons every homeowner needs to be aware of before making a purchase. You may have to file all your warranty registration properly as some customers have had complaints when seeking repairs. If you have any part replaced during the warranty period, then you have to register it too for it to be covered.
Some customers have also had complaints that the warranty is for five years although Goodman claims its ten years. You have to check this properly when buying one.
-Erich, Product Manager from Hunter Fan
Final Thoughts on The Goodman Gas Furnaces
Well, they might be among the cheapest in the market but cheap does not always mean poor quality. It all comes down to the contractor hired to install the unit.
Goodman Gas Furnace Prices By Model
We need to set an equal baseline before we can list the prices for each Goodman model. In this list, each furnace includes the same parameters: 70,000-75,000 btu with 1000 cfm blower which is mid-sized home of around 2,000 square feet, 10 year warranty exclude labor fee.
The Unit Only price is the online wholesale price without shipping fee. The Unit Installation Cost include gas furnace unit, all the material for the house and labor fee.
Unit Installed Cost
|Goodman GMVC96 GCVC96||$2,300||
|Goodman GMSS96 GCSS96||$2,300||$2,900|
|Goodman GCSS92 GMSS92||$1,900||$2,650|
Goodman Gas Furnace Submitted Prices
Brand & Model & Size
|$1,549 unit only||GMVM96||Grand Forks, ND||1900 sqft|
|I installed this unit in early 2008 replacing a ten-year-old Rheem. I have done Replacement of a coil twice on my pump because of severe leaking. Maytag is stainless steel making it look attractive and sharp. My HVAC technician added zinc on the copper lines control the corrosion. So far I have no other problem but reasonable electric bills. The unit is soundless and uses little space.|
|$4,400 isntalled||GCVM96||Seattle, WA||2400 sqft|
|I had an old furnace, but it stopped functioning during the last winter. I decided to try a Goodman furnace as recommended by one of my brothers. The GCVM96 model heats my house quick, and my gas bills have gone down by a noticeable margin. I am yet to do any repairs on this model, and I don’t expect to do any repairs soon. If I am to buy again, I will, of course, buy Goodman again although the prices are a bit high.|
|$1,649 unit only||GMVC95||Eugene, OR||2200 sqft|
|Our old Rheem furnace died after 21 years of service, and we decided to try a Goodman gas furnace. As far as heating is concerned, the furnace heats evenly keeping the house warm, and it does so without making any noise which is very convenient. This furnace had saved us about $100 on our gas bills as compared to when we used the Rheem. If our Goodman furnace lasts long enough, we won’t hesitate to buy and stick to this brand. We love it so far.|
|$3,890 installed||GCVC95||Boston, MA||2600 sqft|
|I bought this furnace about a year ago, and it has lowered the temperature swings and reduced my heating bills by almost half. This is all thanks to the double stage heating and a high energy efficiency of 95%.The installation was hard for me, and I was forced to hire a technician to do all the setup work and everything turned out well after that. I have not had any issues with my furnace, and I love how well it works.|
|$3650 installed||GMH8||Canada||1800 sqft|
|I purchased this gas furnace about three years ago for my old folks, and they are yet to experience any problems with the pump. During summer, the house is evenly cooled as well as being equally warmed during the winter season. The furnace is quite expensive but according to my experience, the quality is worth the high price. Many expensive products are believed to be of high quality but last longer. I would buy this product again and also I would, without a doubt, recommend it to anyone.|
|$5149 installed||GKS9||Portland||2100 sqft|
|I have had my unit for six months now. The mistake that many people do is to install a unit without the help of an expert, this leads to poor installation, and the unit starts having problems too early and some to no end. Proper installation of any unit is essential if you want your furnace to last long enough. The only bad thing I had with this unit is the unit being a little noisy, and I am often looking for ways to keep it running without the noise.|
How to Get the Best Goodman Gas Furnace Prices?
- Firstly, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for gas furnace project. So never sacrifice contractor quality for lower price.
- Secondly, remember to look up the latest tax credit and rebates.
- Thirdly, ask for at least 3 bids before you make the decision. You can click here to get 3 free estimates for you local contractor, and this estimate already takes rebates and tax credit into consideration and filter unqualified contractors automatically.
At last, once you chose the right contractor, remember to use the tactics from this guide: homeowners tactics when negotiating with HVAC dealer to get the final best price.
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