Goodman HVAC???

Has anyone here ever heard of the Goodman brand of HVAC? My nephew is looking at units, and his friend sells Goodman units. Me personally, I never heard of 'em. Any feedback? Thanks, Mark
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Ya, heard about that Google thing. I was in here when the kid called and wanted to post the query before I forgot.
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mark wrote:

basic/economy brand. I've got one here, and it has served me well. Some HVAC installers bad mouth them, probably (IMHO) because they have a lower margin than some of the more heavily advertised brands. They were definitely cheaper than the others when I was looking.
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mark wrote:

Goodman is a basic good equipment. It doesn't have all the bell and whistles but do you really need them.
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There was an 8 year or so poll by Consumer Reports of maybe 35000, Goodman came in a solid Last Place by a good margin, Get the review online.
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On Tue, 20 May 2008 20:03:51 -0700 (PDT), ransley

Goodman is number one seller in America. That means they sell more than anyone else. I would expect a halfass poorly executed poll of consumers would indicate more complaints even though their equipment failure rate was better than the others.
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On Sun 15 Jun 2008 07:46:49a, Duff2 told us...

We have had two Goodman units in two different homes with nary a problem. Both hve also cooled well and efficiently.
35000 out of the probable many more thousands that are sold is hardly a poor recommendation.
Consumer Reports is often full of crap anyway. It is rare that I agree with their assessment of products after I've done my own research.
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Builders grade. Basic. They work. That of course is, just as any brand, if they are sized correctly for the particular home. I've seen old ones around as well.
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Some of the people that I've talked with said Goodman should be avoided if possible. They said that their quality is variable and that they've seen more failures from them than the big brands. I have nothing to back this up of course ... it's just what I've heard.

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They used to be known as Janitrol. They were so bad, people called them Junkatrol. But they've cleaned up their act and taken the name of the parent company Goodman. They have a good warranty now and it's a decent brand. But they are priced cheaper to gain back some market share. If you Google, you'll see a lot of posts regarding problems with ignitors. That's true. But, if you dig deeper, you'll find that everybody had problems with ignitors back then. Lennox had a huge problem with their electrostatic ignitor. You'd have to have a service guy clean the electrode every year before heating season or it wouldn't fire up. These days, most manufacturers use ceramic hot surface ignitors and the majority of the problems are gone.
But you have to keep in mind that the big name brands only sell to certain dealers. So, unless you're a Lennox "dealer," you can't buy that brand. To become a dealer you have to sell X number of units per year and agree not to sell any other competing brands. But every major manufacturer has a "no-name" brand to compete price-wise.
For example, York has the Luxaire brand. Carrier has the Bryant brand. So, if you're an idenpendent heating guy that isn't a dealer for the big names, you install those no-name brands and the Dealers take pot shots at you. The Goodman brand is carried by Ferguson, a nationwide wholesaler to the plumbing/heating/AC trade.
If you buy it, make sure you read the warranty registration. If you register online within 20 days of installation and it's installed by a pro, you get a longer warranty.

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I have it in one of my units. My HVAC contractor was pushing it to save a few $$ - more profit for him. Goodman is JUNK, I have not used that contractor again.
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Frank wrote:

wrong with it? At what age? How much did the repair cost?
Mine was installed in 1999 and continues to purr along without issues.
That your contractor didn't pass any savings along to you is an issue with HIM, not Goodman. Maybe he didn't do a very good installation, either, which could certainly cause problems with the unit.
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We had a Goodman installed in 1992 and it was still working fine when we replaced it last summer. I know people say bad things about them but we never had any problems with it.. only reason we replaced it was we needed a new air handler and it seemed wiser to just get both at the same time.
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On Wed 21 May 2008 05:04:16a, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com told us...

We've had Goodman HVACs in two homes, including our current home. We have never had a problem, and they have worked efficiently. Goodman's are made by York Corp., one of the old manufacturer's of cooling equipment in the business.
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On Thu, 22 May 2008 04:44:48 GMT, Wayne Boatwright

You're a retard. Goodman is made by Goodman in Texas. Not by York. Go smoke another one. Bubba
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On Thu 22 May 2008 04:54:40a, Bubba told us...

FOAD
Our compressor unit has both Gooodman and York on the engraved metal plate.
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On a little different note, remember that sizing and installation is 75% of the job. No matter how good the hardware is, if it is not properly installed and sized, it will not perform properly.

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Yes to do it right he needs a load calculation and a good installer.
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Goodman has been around a long time and many units are installed here in NC. That also means parts are plentiful and service for them is widely available and competitive.
All units will eventually crap out. When and how frequently is what everyone wants to know. The attraction is the initial pricing, Gotta remember, some people swear by Fords and some by Chevy's. Depends on your personal experience.
I just had a 2.5 tom Goodman gas pack installed in a 30+ year old place with the original split AC/furnace system. Ductwork was also installed. I've worked with the AC company for years and have grown to trust his 25+ years as an owner.Was told the existing ductwork was poorly designed for flow and that even with a new unit airflow would be poor. He's not hurting for business and has never recommended this at other places I've rebuilt.
We've had a heat was from the beginning of June till jst a couple of days ago where temps were running daily 98-100. A 1250 sf home with a 14ft cathedral ceiling. Ductwork in crawlspace. The hottest part of the day (and unit is in direct sun at this time) it pushes a 22 degree differential. Other times the differential has been 25-27 degrees,
So, up front, I'm happy with the Goodman and with the HVAC company work. I won't be here to see have it works over time but if the new owner changes the filter religiously the first of every month like I do, spends the 75 bucks a year to have it checked out and doesn't pile shit around it outside, I bet the damn thing will die after me.
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