Goodman Air Conditioner Review

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Updated January 17, 2023
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Goodman Air Conditioners stand apart from the pack and earn their best central air conditioner designation because of their energy efficiency, and great warranty coverage. And True HEPA filter compatibility. It can get a bit noisy sometimes, but wouldn’t you say that’s a small price to pay for clean and refreshing air? Read on to learn more about this central AC and how it compares to other popular air conditioners on the market today.

Why We Like It – Goodman Air Conditioner

The Goodman Air Conditioner is great for homeowners looking for a good value on their heating and cooling needs. The Two-Stage Compressor, built by the reputable Copeland company, helps to regulate the power output of the unit so you aren’t using more energy than you need between the winter and summer months.

  • Energy Efficient
  • True HEPA Filter Compatible
  • All The Warranties You Could Possibly Want
  • Noisy
  • No Factory Designated Installers


Goodman Air Conditioning Units offer a 19 SEER rating which is just slightly higher than the 14-16 rating recommended for houses but still not as high as the Carrier Air Conditioner. A better option is the Goodman 3 Ton AC Unit, which has a perfect SEER rating for houses. The two-stage compressor means the unit is more energy efficient because, when the situation calls for it, the unit will power down to 65% of its max power. However, 71-74dB is high for central air conditioners so be prepared for some noise.

Energy Efficiency

As we’ve already seen, being a two-stage compressor means the unit can save 30-35% of its energy consumption. Unlike this unit’s cousin, the Goodman GSX13, this Goodman Air Conditioner is Energy Star Certified and thus prevents greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficient guidelines set by the United States EPA.


Unlike a lot of other air conditioning units, like the Amana Air Conditioner, the Goodman Air Conditioner is actually compatible with True HEPA Filters and thus provides a greater amount of indoor comfort because of the cleaner air. They also feature an electronic air cleaner and a UV light for particle destroying as well as particle trapping. That is the same filtration system used on the Goodman Central Air Conditioner (GSX 14). Although, it’s not the same for the Goodman GSX13.


The indoor coil is innovative because it’s all aluminum and thus reduces the chance of corrosion and leaks because there are no dissimilar metals. The products Goodman offers have compressors that are manufactured by Copeland. Copeland is, by far, the leading manufacturer when it comes to compressors in a heat pump or AC unit.


Goodman maintains their stellar tradition of backing up all its products with stellar warranties. These include a Lifetime Compressor Limited Warranty, a 10-Year Unit Replacement Limited Warranty, and a 10-Year Parts Limited Warranty. However, they may need to offer these warranties because they do not have Factory Authorized Installers.

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