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Goodman gas furnaces became a best-selling brand with the right combination of:
- Quality that is good, even if not quite equal to Trane, American Standard, Carrier and Lennox
- Low cost, with Goodman gas furnaces starting at less than $700
- The best warranties in the home heating industry including replacement of the entire furnace if the heat exchanger fails on top models
A new era began for Goodman in 2012 when the brand was purchased by Daikin Global, one of the world’s first-tier HVAC manufacturing companies. So far, Daikin has continued Goodman’s approach of being the low-cost leader with outstanding warranties. In addition, the parent company is using its large R&D budget to improve the quality of Goodman products.
Read on to see why PickHVAC is the only source you need to research your next gas furnace. You’ll learn more about Goodman gas furnaces including reviews and prices. You can use the information to compare Goodman to Rheem, Carrier, Trane, Lennox and other leading brands we’ve reviewed.
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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.
Best warranty in the industry (exclusive feature)
Lifetime heat exchanger warranty with 10-year furnace replacement warranty on top models like the GMVM97, GCVM97 and GMVC8. Warranty applies to original furnace owner only and is not applicable to rental properties. The furnace must be properly registered with Goodman within 60 days of installation, or the warranty will revert to a 10-year general parts warranty.
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.
Goodman’s Model Recommendation
|Model||Stage||AFUE||Communication||Warranty For Heat Exchanger|
When you’re looking for the most cost-effective Goodman model, the strategy is to find the balance between furnace cost and energy costs. Let’s use the zone map to identify efficiency levels for each that strike that balance:
|Zones 1 & 2 (hot)||80%||
|Zone 3 (warm)||80%||
|Zone 4 (moderate)||90%||
|Zone 5 (cool)||90%-93%||
|Zone 6 (cold)||92%-95%||GMVC96, GMEC96|
|Zone 7 (very cold)||95% and up||GMVM97|
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, HVAC Contractor of Chicago
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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