Latest Goodman Furnace Prices

An honest comparative look at Goodman furnaces prices versus other brands of furnaces would have to take in several factors. These factors include installation of the brand name furnaces at the same time and in homes that are comparable within size and the year the home was built.

Further evaluation would center on the variations that are present with the zoning of the homes, as in the climate, type of insulation requirements and windows that are in the existing homes.

As technology is advancing into producing smart houses and environmentally friendly housing, many contractors conceded that it takes up to at least twenty years to assess the value of the furnace.

According to a recent study, more emphasize is stressed on the choice of contractor and dealer the consumer chooses to have a furnace installed into their home. Because of the ever changing rate of furnace models according to installation and manufacturing guidelines, the evaluation of value priced furnaces fall into the choice of a contractor and dealer.

The market is being flooded with new high-efficiency furnaces that hit the mid-range of $1000 to over $2000 dollars. When Goodman furnace prices are compared with these prices, the differential in heating costs and savings should be taken into consideration. The other variations in prices depend on the British Thermal Units (BTU) and marketability of the products per region.

The average newer furnace models lean towards being dual-stage furnaces that are more energy efficient than the older one-stage furnace models. These older models stand at only 80% efficiency compared to the 90% of new dual-stage furnaces. There are stage-three furnaces that are considerably higher in pricing, but well worth the initial investment.

Basically HVAC installers agree that most furnaces are manufactured with the design of using the same type of parts. The difference in their pricing comes with the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating, the BTUs and the model stage of the furnace.

Trane, Rheem/Rudd, Carrier/Bryant, Coleman, Lenox and Tempstar are brands with multi-dual furnaces. Carrier/Bryant dual-two stage model will run around $3500 dollars, a Trane of the same capacity will cost the homeowner around $6000 dollars, and a Goodman furnace prices will be in the $2000 range for their two-stage gas furnace.

The homeowner should also be aware that a good price quote may not include the entire installation fees. These fees include all ductwork, removal of asbestos if needed, vents, blowers and groundwork and the final labor cost of the installation. A good job at researching HVAC installers, dealers and the type of furnace models offered should be done thoroughly by the homeowner.

Other factors that need to be taken into consideration are any warranties that are placed on the furnace from the factory. Many of the furnace parts can be under warranty for ten years.

The final deciding factor of Goodman furnace prices compared to other brands of furnaces comes down to a year’s worth of energy bills, repairs that were needed, and the time and energy spent on menial low-maintenance of the furnace.

Originally posted 2010-01-09 12:36:49.

Goodman Furnace Troubleshooting

Nothing takes the joy out of owning a furnace faster than having to call a technician in to fix the problems with the unit. It is always recommended that a certified HVAC technician be called for any Goodman furnace troubleshooting.

This is to ensure the safety of the homeowner and their home, as well as ensuring that the warranty of the Goodman furnace is not voided from unauthorized repair jobs to the unit.

The most common issue with the furnace seems to be with the ignition of gas. This problem could be due to cracks in the flue box, furnace circuit control board, roll-out switches or a faulty or dirty thermal flame sensor.

A simple Goodman furnace troubleshooting check-point should be in these areas, only after the furnace has been shut down. Use a pair of gloves to check the ignition parts and see if the flame sensor is covered with debris. If so, lightly sand down the flame sensor.

A continued problem with the ignitor parts may come from the installation of the wrong part, which can affect the voltage levels for the unit. Power surges due to electrical problems can result in a furnace owner having to do some troubleshooting. The best way of solving this problem is to allow a qualified electrician to check the house voltage line and a HVAC technician to check the gas pressure to rule out potential overheating of the unit.

Other furnace troubleshooting tips for ignition problems would be to clean out the squirrel cage, the filters and the evaporator coils. Furnace owners should also check to make sure that the thermostat is directly set to heat and the condensation reservoir, which is the pump, is running and the reservoir is not full. If this is the case, the reservoir pump will have to be replaced.

Another check-point to look into with a Goodman furnace is the condition of the filters. Cleaning the filters or replacing them is recommended to keep the furnace working properly.

The model number of the filter is located on the edge of the filter for a quick reference for the replacement of the filter. The installation of the filter will be indicated by an arrow that points towards the direction as to how the filter is to be replaced.

Other furnace troubleshooting tips for the ignition problems is to make sure the condensation drain trap is cleaned and that the burners go through the required cycling time. A recommended furnace troubleshooting tip is to listen for the sound of the sound of an inducer that has shorted out. This could be noted by the hissing sound a furnace will make during the cycling time.

Even for the most menial Goodman furnace troubleshooting maintenance jobs on the furnace, the homeowner should make sure that the unit is shut down completely. This goes for cleaning out the squirrel cage compartment, checking the reservoir and drainage traps, and sanding down or wiping down the thermal flame sensor. A qualified HVAC technician and installer should be contacted for any unresolved Goodman furnace troubleshooting problems.

Originally posted 2011-01-15 10:44:56.

My Goodman Furnace Keeps Blowing Fuses

Often time, one of the most dreaded of all maintenance task done to a furnace is changing out fuses in the coldness. It is a fact that most all furnaces due to similar problems, blown fuses at one time or another through their lifetime use. A Goodman furnace keeps blowing fuses for several reasons.

When the 3amp control fuses blow, a check on the thermostat wires may be the culprit. Shutting the system off and testing the voltage is a good start, as this may be an indication that the voltage is low enough to short a circuit.

If this is not the case, a 5 amp fuse may rectify the problem of why a Goodman furnace keeps blowing fuses. If the fuses continue to blow, check the limit switch at the place where it enters the furnace.

Sometimes a furnace will start a frequent pattern of blowing fuses because the heat exchanger is being pushed by the fan, subsequently heating up the limit switch and blowing fuses.

Taking the time to locate the limit switch housing, removing the screws and bending it slightly away from the heat exchanger will more than likely take care of the fuse blowing problem. According to a HVAC technician, there should be a clearance of at least of five inches between the limit switch and the heat exchanger.

A homeowner can distinguish a blown fuse by the color of the blown fuse, which should be dark purple looking and clearly damaged. It is recommended that a homeowner take the time to completely shut the power off to the furnace before attempting to take out or replace any fuses. Make sure the manual dictates whether to be using a slow-blow fuse instead of a fast acting fuse, which tends to be blown under the most normal of start ups.

Any visible notching or frayed wiring leading to the thermostat should also be checked and ruled out as possible culprits. The most unfortunate reasons why a furnace will keep blowing fuses may be located inside the furnace itself.

When a short-ground wire from the thermostat to the furnace results in the fuses not being blown, than the homeowner can rest assure the problem was indeed a low voltage problem.

If the problem persists and fuses for the furnace is still being blown, it may be time to call a certified HVAC technician to the scene. The original HVAC installer would have left a visible sticker on the unit with any needed contact information. If the HVAC installer can not be found call the nearest dealership and talk to a qualified technician about the problem.

Another way to check to see why a Goodman furnace keeps blowing fuses is to establish exactly the location they are blown. A homeowner should check to see whether the location is on the low voltage side or the side of the furnace control circuits that houses the high voltage.

The amount of current that is being drawn when fuses are blown may have to be check by a certified HVAC technician, to fully understand why the Goodman furnace keeps blowing fuses.

Originally posted 2010-12-31 08:26:40.

Goodman Furnace Problems

The fact that Goodman furnace has a 10 year warranty on their parts is definitely a bonus for buyers who invest in a Goodman furnace. This may not be the case for homeowners that acquire an existing Goodman furnace with their newly purchased home.

One such homeowner was dismayed to hear from the Goodman furnace manufacturer that not having an invoice to claim the parts warranty leaves him out in the cold, when he began to experience Goodman furnace problems.

One particular homeowner had some Goodman furnace problems centered on the cycle of the unit. The plastic casing that housed the heath exchanger, called the flue collector box, was cracked, causing circuit board problems. Repairs for these furnace problems would have reached the $1000 dollar amount.

The HVAC contractor suggested that the homeowner invest in another Goodman furnace since the Goodman furnace was the builder’s model and more problems with the furnace would lead to more non-warranty covered repairs.

This dilemma causes one to stop and think about the ethics of the HVAC contractor when it comes to pushing the homeowner to purchase a newer furnace. The homeowner was in a fit over what to do about his furnace problems and queried several prices for a new Goodman furnace.

Another HVAC contractor stepped in to suggest the homeowner get a second opinion for his furnace problems before sinking more money into a newer Goodman furnace.

Another HAVC technician rallied with the fact that any poorly designed heating and cooling system will created repair problems down the road. He also pointed out that there are many lower quality furnaces on the market today that make Goodman furnace problems seem atypical.

About the warranty problem, he allowed that sometimes paperwork gets misplaced, but when owners of a unit have the paperwork, read the manuals and store the paperwork in a safe place.

The heat exchanger and problems with the ignition experiences seem to be a pattern with furnace problems. Some owners of Goodman furnaces reported similar problems with the mother board and wiring.

HVAC dealers and installer comments are leveled at the fact that Goodman furnace owners will avoid furnace problems if they spend as much time researching the HVAC installer as they do the Goodman furnace.

Experts in the HVAC field have a similar view of problematic installations of the furnaces, which they feel contributes to most Goodman furnace problems. Many of these HVAC installers have a general consensus that Goodman furnaces have stood the test of time and are very comparable in price and performance with other furnaces on the market.

Most of the HVAC installers and dealers agree that choosing the right installer and the right furnace company can mean the difference between furnace problems and a perfect unit.

While there are buyer reviews on Goodman furnaces that deal with sticking thermostats and cracked heating casings, the complaints that stood out the most with Goodman furnace problems was the feedback given when a problem arose.

Again, HVAC installers rallied their support of the Goodman furnaces and commented on the fact that if a qualified installer had installed the furnace, most of these problems would be non-existent.

Originally posted 2011-01-09 10:38:47.

Goodman Furnace Complaints

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) installers and contractors deal with Goodman furnace complaints as they are on the job. Often time, these complaints are fielded by them from questions their clients have about the furnaces.

Although some of the contractors readily agree that Goodman furnaces have been a reliable source of heat for many clients, there are some still some contractors and clients that have furnace complaints.

One client decided to investigate the knowledge of a contractor about how to calculate the proper load for his house to adjust the Gas Metering Valve (GMV) unit of his Goodman furnace correctly.

The client took a poll from four contractors about his Goodman furnace complaints. Three contractors said no, to his inquiring about the need for a true dual stage thermostat for optimal efficiency. One contractor conceded that yes, there was a need for one.

This led the client into contacting a Goodman engineering spokesperson, and the spokesman confirmed the need for a dual stage thermostat for regulation on time delay for the room temperature to rise.

Although the complaint was leveled at the complexity of figuring the GMV according to the measured heat load in a house for proper set deep switches, he was more perplexed at the mixed answers from the HVAC contractors about the issue. As he pointed out, the suggested temp rise measurements were not even addressed by the contractors, and it was clearly regarded in the manual.

In conclusion, the client was more irate with the contractors and came away feeling that a homeowner had to be knowledgeable about HAVC and plumbing, gas and electricity to make sure the contracting jobs were done the right way.

Some furnace complaints are centered more on the fact that they are harder to service by the HVAC contractors because of their design. HVAC contractors who routinely install and repair units, hear that furnace complaints usually center around the manufacturer, and their less than perfect pre-screening process for their contractors, who are also used as dealers.

This revelation seems to echo the exact sentiments of the client that had a simple question for contractors, yet had to seek a Goodman furnace engineer for the answer.

Some initially contented buyers of Goodman furnaces direct their furnace complaints on a small defect that assumingly prohibits the furnace burners from igniting. Surprisingly, a HVAC contractor stepped in to show the owner of the furnace how a coat hanger could unclog the valve where the vacuum is created to activate the ignition of the burners.

This owner’s Goodman furnace complaints centers on the fact that once a month in the winter he has to do his own maintenance on the furnace.

According to the Goodman spokesperson, they would not advise any furnace owners to take apart a gas furnace to do maintenance. The components used in the furnaces are said to be the same components that are comparable to the ones that are used by other manufactures. For owners who have Goodman furnace complaints on parts, these owners should understand that Goodman has a 10 years warranty on their parts.

Originally posted 2010-12-28 11:23:51.