First of all, I'd like to ask if Goodman is a top tier brand (as good as
Carrier, et al).
Here's why I'm asking this: I received a letter from my local Heating/
CentralAC contractor, with whom I have a service contract and already have
done business with. The letter said that this is the slow season for them,
and that since they have some quality 2004 Central AC systems, and 2004
furnaces, in inventory which they obtained at low prices (and these are
fully warranteed units, and not factory seconds or blems) they are making a
special offer. They say they have around 72 complete systems in the four
most popular sizes, so this is a limited offer.
Basically the deal is supposed to be that if I have one of the new AC units
installed in March at a normal price (including installation), then they
will "throw in" a brand new furnace at only $999 installed. My
understanding is that the total cost for the entire system would be
somewhere between $4500 and $6000 for the complete system depending on their
determination of the sizes for the new furnace and new AC units. My
understanding is that my total savings will by $1800 or more depending on
the size of the newly installed units.
I'm located in northern NJ, and currently my townhouse has a 17 year old
system with a 17 year old Carrier Furnace and a 17 year old Carrier central
AC system (condensor, evaporator coils, etc.).
This offer is intended for homeowners who have 15 yr. old or older systems.
They project that those who accept the offer will likely have heating bills
and cooling bills that are 30 or 40% lower and have some sort of guarantee
that if the heating bills and cooling bills are not 20% lower they will
"double my savings" if it is less than 20%. (not sure what they would do if
by some fluke my bills were higher rather than lower after the new
Anyway, they say they would be happy to have a specialist come over and work
out the exact numbers, projected savings, etc. for me at no obligation.
They don't want to work based on the sizes of my existing units, and prefer
to take their own measurements.
Again, they say I'm under now obligation if they send someone over, but my
time is valuable. Is this worth pursuing? Would I be better off replacing
only when necessary? Is Goodman a quality top tier brand, or not? If not,
then what other brands do you recommend.