Goodman High Efficiency Gas Furnace Review

goodman gmv90 gas furnaceGoodman High Efficiency Gas Furnaces enjoy outstanding ratings for performance and durability. They are also covered by a limited lifetime warranty on the quality heat exchangers and a 10-year limited warranty on everything else, top to bottom.

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22 Responses to “Goodman High Efficiency Gas Furnace Review”
  1. Dale says:

    i bought one of these furnaces on ebay in 2004 and had a local company install it. The furnace has broken down 4 times in 6 years and I have had to pay for service and parts every time.

    • Shawn says:

      The first problem I see is that you bought it on ebay. No manufacturer will honor warranties on hvac systems purchased on the internet UNLESS it is purchased from an authorized dealer. In addition, the unit you purchased may not be sized properly for your home, and the contractor you hired to install it may not have done a quality installation. All these factors and more can contribute to the furnace not performing well, so don’t be so quick to blame the equipment. ANY furnace, if bot properly sized and installed, will have performance issues.

      • dennis says:

        bought mine in 2012 . very happy with the steady heat . old furnace was oversized . went hot to cold in 15 min . this gives even heat with half point set back . same temp thru house .

      • Ed says:

        Don’t let buying it on the net from “a non-authorized” fool you.
        I buy many things from the net, and bring a lawyer, I’ve “rammed” it up the manufacturers %}% when they try to pull this. See: “Magnusin-Moss warranty act”.

        Consult your attorney if you gave questions.

        Don’t let some dealer who’s trying to protect their turf fool you into thinking you gave no warranty on a new product.

        Consult an attorney if you have questions.

  2. B. K says:

    Have installed in 2007 November. 95%, two stage, variable speed.
    Furnace is operating without any problem since last 4 winters (upstate NY). I will recomend Goodman furnace to other. Compare to other manufacturers It is easy to get Goodman parts at reasonable cost. .

  3. MARK says:

    I have had good man for 7 years now, and still works great.

  4. Bob says:

    Have to replace my 14 year old gas furnace. It was a very efficient furnace , but I don’t care how efficient it is , you should get more than 14 years out of a well maintained furnace. How does a heater core crack after 14 years ?

    • Mark says:

      @ Bob – Sorry to hear of the issues, definitely not welcome with the holidays in front of us.

      Before talking about why, I want to mention that you should beware of scams about heat exchanger cracks, and always get a few other opinions before just assuming its a bad furnace heat exchanger on the system.

      As far as what makes them crack… stress. heating and cooling cycles, overheating, etc. There is a number of reasons why it could have cracked. Overheating is probably the most common cause of heat exchanger failure. Poor airflow (dirty filters, etc) into the system doesn’t allow the heat to properly dissipate off the heat exchanger and it gets super-hot… and expands and contracts through cycles. Just like that burner on a gas grill, over time small holes and stress cracks occur.

      I do want to stress a second opinion though. Unless you are shown actual cracks and you can see rises in CO levels, its a hidden repair that may or may not be accurate. If the contractor is a pro, he wont mind your getting a second opinion.


  5. Shawn says:

    Had our Goodman furnace installed 4 years ago. Very quiet and very reliable. Have not had any problems and our utilities bills are much lower than with our previous furnace.

  6. Ben says:

    I have two Goodman furnaces and AC systems and for the last 8 years have only replaced one $20 dollar part on one of the outside units. They where one third less expensive than other choices and I cannot tell any difference from the Carrier system that we pulled out other than the furnaces are not as loud as the older Carrier units.

  7. TIM says:

    Had one winter on it, works fine, good price no problems so far.

  8. Jim V says:

    Had a Goodman furnace and A/C unit installed in 2010 and LOVE it. Both work flawlessly and are so quiet we sometimes go to the basement to make sure they are actually running. Gas and electric bills are about $100/month lower year round too. GREAT installation crew and solid support, can’t beat it.

  9. Scott says:

    replaced a 20 year old weathermaker system with goodman. 3 years ago, now it wont start and the guys that put it in cant be found anywhere. forget about the furnace, choose a good installer.

  10. Ben says:

    Awesome price and works great!

  11. Steve Hegel says:

    I have a 7 yr old GMVC95070 furnace and love it. The whiners should have had a reputable installer do the work and not Chuck in a truck do the install. Wouldn’t it be great if cars could be bought online!!!!

  12. Vince Amato says:

    Replaced a Coleman with a GMH95 Goodman. Very efficient and quiet. It’s so efficient that the vent stack is PVC. The exhaust is barely warm so all your heat is captured and not going up the vent. Make sure you have a double filter system so NO dust gets past the filters and into your new furnace and AC coil. This furnace has electronic built in diagnostics. There is an LED that blinks a pattern to diagnose any problems, so when the repairman comes, you’re not at his mercy. Look in your manual, and know what the problem is by counting how many times the LED blinks. If the repairman comes and says something else is wrong, get a new repairman.

  13. nate says:

    this industry is a joke, because any company that will not stand behind a product it make regardless where purchased is just plain greedy. they should not sell to wholesaler if they are not going stand behind there product, if sold by wholesaler. this is what business in American has come to just plain old greed.

  14. Ed says:

    My Goodman high efficiency works great!
    If you want to install it yourself, DO THE RESEARCH on how to do it.!

    I saved over $5,000 in labor installing my own new generator and upgrade to 200AMP service along with saving nearly $2,000 on the furnace/air-conditioning install.

    If you don’t feel competent, don’t it. If you screw it up, you could not only hurt/kill yourself, your family and or cause your house to burn down.

    I was going to by a Lennox system, but the trouble with getting it from an “authorized” dealer was a bit troublesome, but doable.

    Don’t let some dealer tell you there’s no warranty if you do it yourself.

  15. John Bergles says:

    Goodman is JUNK. It doesn’t matter who you have install this junk, it will still be a substandard product. Do yourself a favor and check out consumer reports.They are the most unreliable furnace out there. We just has our furnace heat exchanger fail catastrophically causing life threatening amounts of Carbon Monoxide enter our home.
    Goodman would not honor the warranty because the heat exchanger was not being made anymore, no doubt because of all of the failures. Check out consumer product safety warnings on this beauty!
    The only thing worse than their product is there customer service. Their consumer affairs number is either staffed by completely incompetent people or trained liars, I don’t know which is worse.
    I sat for days in the heart of winter with no heat because they would not get back to me and didn’t care.

    • Ed says:

      I’m an engineer. I’ve looked at nearly all brands.

      I’ve worked for Honeywell, I have colleagues at Johnson, United Tech and many control companies.

      Everything is similar or the same.

      What’s your background and basis?

      Do you know who McQuay is?

      And if you look at furnace guides, Goodman comes in first. Consumer reports doesn’t even rate Goodman because Daiken didn’t respond. The mother company of Goodman is one of the largest companies on the planet and bigger than the top 4 HVAC manufacturers combined.

      In doing research, I found many horror stories from each brand. I’ve found its who installs it and who maintains it.

      If you have a utility service contract, it doesn’t matter.

      BTW, in doing research, Rheem was the worst for parts availability and customer service.

      I’ve heard good and bad about Goodman. Much of the bad comes from HVAC (7th grade techs) people who don’t like the stuff. Why do I say 7th grade? Because we had to write the documentation for products in 6th to 7th grade English level so the HVAC “techs” could understand it.

      • John Bergles says:

        I am a mechanical engineer, but I have numerous friends and an HVAC department at my employer. These are the people you need to talk to. The ones that are out there servicing these. They all stay the same thing, stay away from them, they are cheaply built and the most prone to failures. I can send you the brand repair data from 37,000 installed furnaces. Goodman was the worst of all the major brands. The only reason they sell so many is that low end builders pawn these off in the cheap homes they throw up. Buying cheap is OK for some things but this is an item that can endanger your families lives, just as it did mine.

        The worst part of the company is there lack of customer service.
        I have been without heat at 18F for a week and they could care less. All I have been given is the run around and they will not let you talk to anyone at there 2nd grade help line number.

        • Ed says:

          Sounds like you had a bad experience all around. I’ve got a few friends who have Goodman and have had good luck. The Goodman I installed was actually at a friends house, I helped them install it. I ordered the same system and the freight company destroyed it. So, I ordered a York system (YP9C, 4T-MC, 2 stage 18SEER which yields 13.5EER in this combination and an AprilAire 800, AprilAire 5000 and AprilAire Exchanger) and the system came damaged.

          I finally got the same system undamaged and installed it, it works fine.

          BTW, the Goodman 98% system uses some of the very same components as many systems. The modulating valve and inducers are identical. The ECM motor is the same as many systems. The compressor is the same as about half of the systems out there.

          I don’t see where you get this “use cheap components” from.

          I do see that some HVAC dealers who sell cheap and are a bit dodgy (and probably less competent) sell Goodman. I have a neighbor who has had a Goodman system for 8 years, no problems. I know people who swear by and swear at other brands and opinions are like (deleted-you know what I mean) – everyone has one.