Goodman Heat Pump Prices and Reviews 2020

Note: Before you dive into the specific brand review, we highly recommend you to read our elaborate Heat Pump Buying Guide in advance, there are several crucial steps you need to take before you even start to think about the brand.

Goodman’s Features

1. Compressors With Lifetime Warranty

One of its unique services is the offer for a lifetime warranty for its compressors. This is quite reassuring for potential clients of the Goodman heat pumps. A faulty compressor could spell doom for a heat pump, in addition to being quite costly to replace. The reason they offer the lifetime warranty is the revolutionary suction accumulator. The primary reason for compressor breakdown is the accumulation of refrigerant in the suction lines. Any refrigerant in liquid form is trapped in this suction accumulator, ensuring trouble-free compressor operation. Other unique features are a gas muffler at the discharge point and a compressor sound blanket. Consequently, one is assured that their heat pump will remain within the noise levels. Most manufacturers claim noise levels can go as low as’ but have no way of assuring clients that.

Related article: HVAC Warranty Myths Debunked

2. Copper Tube Coils

Today, more and more brands start to use aluminum coils to decrease the cost of manufacture. If your aluminum coils break down, you need to replace the whole coils instead of patching up the hole on the Copper tube. So the repair cost for aluminum coils will be 3-4 times as expensive. Goodman keeps on using the copper tube is good for customers.

Related article: Copper VS Aluminum – Condensers and Evaporators Coils

Goodman’s Limitation

No High-end Models

The highest efficient Goodman air conditioner is 18 SEER. In most cases, 16-18 SEER is enough for residential using and long-term saving. However, if you want an 18+ SEER or variable cooling air conditioner, we recommend you to check Trane, Carrier, Lennox or American Standard. The highest SEER for Trane and Carrier is 21, and in 2016 Lennox just launch their 26 SEER XC25 air conditioner.

What’s the Difference Between Goodman and Amana?

Actually it is very common to see several brands from a same manufacturer in the HVAC industry. In some cases, the only difference is the logo and the units are 100% same. However, this is not the case for most Amana and Goodman models. Here is the quote from BaldLoonie who is the global moderator of HVAC-Talk forum. He has compared the Goodman GSC13 with Amana ASC13 Model for so many details.

Many sizes use recip compressors, scroll 3.5 ton and up
Stamped top, hang a fan motor, cheapest way to do it.

100% Copeland scroll.
Heavy compressor cover for sound reduction.
Heavy duty top and venturi for sound reduction.
2 speed fan motor, extra sound reduction in mild weather.
Compressor protection switches.
Copeland Comfort Alert diagnostics module tied in with pressure switches to lock out the compressor in event of problem, saves compressor.

As we can see in the above quote, Amana is actually a high-end product which will take you more money for that.

Model’s Analysis and Recommendation

ModelSEERHSPFCompressorFeaturesCoastal Model
DSZC18189.5Two-stage compressor Life-time warranty,ComfortNetYes
DSZC16169.5Two-Stagecompressor Life-time warranty, ComfortNetYes
SSZ16169.5Single-Stagecompressor Life-time warranty No

Note: “Coastal” models have additional anti-corrosion features to protect it from the ocean-related corrosion.

GSZ Series: The GS series was designed for the budget-minded consumer. The two models in the series provide efficiencies of 15 and 16 SEER respectively, and both units have an HSPF rating of 9. Every unit includes a single-stage Scroll compressor, liquid-line filter drier and suction-line accumulator.

DSZC Series: The DSZC series incorporates all the features in the GSZ series and adds a two-stage compressor and ComfortNet Communications System compatibility. Efficiencies range from 16-18 SEER, and 9.5 HSPF for both models.

Quick Take-Aways for Models

When you’re looking for the most cost-effective heating, 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:

Suggested SEER and HPSF
Cost-effective Models
Zones 1 & 2 (hot) 18-19 SEER/9.5-10 HSPF
Zone 3 & 4 (moderate) 14-15 SEER/8.5 HSPF
GSZ14, SSZ14
Zone 5 (cool) 15-17 SEER/8.5-9.5 HSPF
SSZ16, GSZ16
Zone 6 (cold) (18 SEER/9.5 HSPF) or (AC + Furnace) DSZC16 , SSZ16 or (AC + Furnace)
Zone 7 (very cold) (18 SEER/9.5 HSPF) or (AC + Furnace) DSZC16 , SSZ16 or (AC + Furnace)
Plan to move in the next few years 13-14 SEER/8 HSPF SSZ14


Note: In Zones 6 and 7, the coldest zones, a system with an efficient gas furnace and small central air conditioner is also a good option.

What Contractor Say About Goodman?

Goodman has one of the most solid reputations in the HVAC market, yet many people don’t know much about them. Amana and Goodman are come from the same company and Goodman has a lower pricing for most models. Goodman is one of our favorite manufacturing companies and has the most hassle-free warranty of all major HVAC products.

-Tim From ASM Air

Goodman Heat Pump Prices By Model

In order to offer an objective and equal comparison, we set the baseline below:

Each model includes: 3 ton outdoor condenser, 1300-1400 cfm air handler, programmable heat pump thermostat.

System Only
System Installed
Goodman DSZC18 $2,130 $6,050
Goodman DSZC16 $1,840 $5,470
Goodman GSZ16 $1,770 $5,390
Goodman GSZ14 $1,490 $5,225
Goodman  GSZ13 $1,125 $4,950

Goodman Heat Pump Prices By Size

Before installing your heat pump, a HVAC contractor needs to size your system by “Manual J” calculation. This will take into accounts factors like where you live, how much insulation you have, windows types and directions, and everything else. Then you will get a right sized heat pump unit ranging from 1.5-ton to 5-ton.

Each Unit includes: Goodman DSZC16 3-ton outdoor condenser, 1300-1400 cfm air handler, programmable heat pump thermostat.

Heat Pump Size
Home Size
System Only
System Installed
1.5 ton 600-1000 sf $1,240
2 ton 1001-1300 sf $1,450
2.5 ton 1301-1600 sf $1,650
3 ton 1601-1900 sf $1,850
3.5 ton 1901-2200 sf $2,160 $5,790
4 ton 2201-2600 sf $2,550 $6,070
5 ton 2601-3200 sf $3,060 $6,990

Reader Submitted Prices and Feedback

Brand & Model & Size
Home Location
Home Size
$3,750 Goodman 3 ton 16 seer heat pump Palm Bay 1600 sq ft
Our system ran perfectly for the first two years after installation. However, it started giving us grief two years later. Since then, we have had the Freon refilled twice. Although it continues to run, the contractor is yet to identify the source of the leak.
$5,300 Goodman GPH15M Miami, FL 2200 sqft
The Goodman has been quite troublesome. This is primarily due to the inefficiency in getting rid of condensation. Since installation of the system two years ago, I have noticed mold growing in the house. This has been a huge turnoff for me. Am disappointed and I believe Goodman need to fix this problem with the humidity.
$6,200 Goodman GPH13 Vermillion, KS 1900 sqft
Since I installed the system some time back, it has been running quite smoothly. However, it does get a bit noisy when defrosting. About two weeks ago, the entire unit shut down and I called the contractor. He informed me that the fan had to be replaced. However, they did not have it in stocks and it could take weeks for a new one to arrive.
$6,700 Goodman SSZ14 Clayton, NC 2000 sqft
I bought the system about eleven months ago. During that time, it was operating perfectly without any problems. However, three months ago, I noticed the Freon was leaking, which I topped up myself. When the Freon started leaking again, I contacted the customer service and was told to send my warranty card. However, they lost it and claim there is nothing they can do to help me. I feel very disappointed although the system is still working.
$5,100 Goodman SSZ16 Virginia Beach, VA 1800 sqft
Living near the sea, we go through heat pumps quite fast. While other heat pumps typically last only five or six years around here, our last Goodman unit lasted ten years. We have been using this heat pump for three years and we expect to continue using it for a while.
$4,900 Goodman GSZ13 Blountville, TN 2200 sqft
I purchased my Trane XR15 in 2010. I was pulled to it by the low costs and higher efficiency. Since I installed the system, I have had to replace the evaporator coil twice The installation technician commented that the build quality of the Trane has really dropped. However, it still runs efficiently and I would definitely buy a Trane again if I had to.


How to Get the Best Goodman Heat Pump Prices

  • Firstly, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for heat pump 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 your local contractor, and this estimate already takes rebates and tax credit into consideration and filter unqualified contractors automatically.

Lastly, 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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19 thoughts on “Goodman Heat Pump Prices and Reviews 2020”

  1. Have had Goodman for 8 yr.’s and it has been riddled with problems. I have had repairs yearly, some years more than once. I would never recommend this product.

  2. Our furnace has been running all the time since we moved in a couple months ago. The inside furnace runs when the outside unit is quite. Is that normal for a heat pump to operate?

  3. I am having a Model GSZ16 Goodman Heat Pump unit installed. I live in north Florida and from looking at your Zone map it may not be the correct model for my area. What do you think? Thanks

  4. I currently have a 14 yr old 4 ton Bryant Heat Pump that has an evaporator coil that is leaking (in air handler) and has very little R22 left. I am not sure of the CFM output but would like to replace with a Goodman SSZ16 4 ton unit. Will this size work with my current home duct work or will a technician need to come out to get a measurement?

    Also I have been told that it is very important to have a qualified technician do the install. Can you recommend a certified Goodman technician for the installation from the Daytona Beach area?

    • Since you had such a great run with that Bryant, why on earth would you switch brands? Although, I’ve installed two Goodman’s and find them to be great. Oddly enough, it didn’t take much to stop the super expensive Trane I installed new on 2012 -lasted only five years in a two bedroom vacation condo.

  5. Hi
    the compressor on my 2007 GSH130601 unit blew the common lug out a few days ago. I want to replace the whole condensor unit with a SSZ140601AJ. WILL that work ? When and why did Goodman stop manufacturing the SSZ140601AJ Condensor units.

  6. Hey:
    Thanks for the great information and advice.
    One question though is when I look at split systems I see several manufacturers who produce split systems that work fairly efficiently at -5F or even lower, but I don’t see a Trane, Lennox or other stand-alone heat pumps that even mentions the low temperature performance of their products. Can you explain why?

  7. I live in Tulsa OK, we have both extreme temp in heat of summer and cold of winter, I am a mechanical contractor. When you do pay attention to the compressor maker, all will agree Copeland is best, which is the Heart of the unit, and the warranty of compressor. You will notice Goodman has same compressor and warranty as top 3 manufacturers. When you get into high efficient equipment you lose your savings by the amount of bells and whistles you have on your system, the more bells the more times you will see service call charge and whatever the serviceman wants to throw in on ticket, cause he isn’t coming for free, and that bell or whistle is not going to be free either, even though it has warranty.

  8. I ended up using Aire Solutions (Kevin Junior) to have my new AC system installed. I was referred to them by neighbor who lives 6 houses down from in Clearwater, close to US 19 and Sunset Point Road. The main reason why I chose these guys, is that they came in and found my problem, which was a gaping hole in my coil. Once I saw the problem, I spoke with my wife and we chose to go with a new Goodman AC System…as that is what my neighbor purchased from them several years prior. So far its been 8 months and I am loving my new AC unit as well as my new AC Company over at Aire Solutions. They are no nonsense, straight up and gave me a New High Efficiency Goodman 3 Ton 16 SEER AC System for less than $5,000.00 – which was a real blessing. Thank you Aire Solutions. If you want a quality AC Contractor call them. Here is their phone number: 727-498-5900!

  9. I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I have an old heat pump which is having issues with the outside unit so though of replacing it.

    One contractor came in to provide estimates for Lennox product and quoted 2.5 / 3 ton for “2000 sqft” home.

    XP20 for $13,000 (3 ton)
    14HPY for $6,630 (2.5 ton)
    EL16XP for 9,454 (2.5 ton)

    Any suggestion on what brand I should go for; and about the above estimates.


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