Evidently Goodman sells lemon air conditioning. Do yourself and your
customers a favor and don't ever buy a Goodman or Amana product.
I have a unit that is 4 years old. I've already replaced the condenser
coils. The compressor sounds like hell, and I had to put a hard-start
cap on it.
And now the evaporator coils need to be replaced. My AC has been down
for a week. First, Goodman told the service guys that they didn't make
the coils anymore. Then they came up with a replacement which they
said would be there overnight. Then when the service guys went to pick
it up, they said they didn't have any in stock.
So now I have in Florida heat without air conditioning for another
week until Goodman finds a replacement coil and sends it here.
One would expect from this that this is a conclusion based on a large
number of reports.
Now it seems that in fact you're saying this because *you* got a bum
unit. Don't you know that every product from every manufacturer is less
than 100% glitch-free? You have no business telling people to avoid a
single product, let alone an entire manufacturer, based on your one
experience with one unit.
The OP is a home owner, and most likely not a tech. It was the cheapest
equipment, most likely installed by the lowest bidder for be found. The OP
didn't get what he didn't pay for, and now he's pissed.
Remember the commercial "Pay me now, or pay me later"?? Guess what, its
Well I got a Goodman gas pack this year. It's putting out 58 deg when
it's 100 outside with the sun on it and 52 when the sun does down
representing a 20 to 26 degree differential. So, I can't complain.
I guess my experience negates the OP's experience.
It will be serviced by the company who installed it in the spring. Any
preventative maintenance (PM) it needs it will get. I prefer paying PM
anually in pieces vs saving a nickel anually then whining because
something got fried being over worked.
By that logic I should tell everyone to buy the unit that I installed in
my house about 10 years ago. It's a heat pump & its run trouble free since
the day I installed it. I've never touched it since, not even done any
periodical check-ups. Guess what brand it is, oh! it's a Goodman.
Your problem seems to be not with the equipment but with the people
you're dealing with. I wouldn't be surprised if the condenser coil was
replaced on a guess & now the next thing to replace is the evaporator coil.
If you replace enough stuff sooner or later the leak will have to stop.
And we have no idea if it was run without those pesky filters or is still
sporting the original one. Or maybe it's installed directly under an eve
bombarded by water or better yet below a valley. Bulls-eye for icicles.
Depending on the brand and the installation, if its not done correctly in
the first place, you can expect 7 - 10 years befor they start leaking.... if
it was installed correctly, and properly maintained, you may get 18 - 30
years before your have problems.
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