Heat Pump -- Goodman SEER 13?

melmoreOctober 4, 2012

We are building a new addition to our home, at approx. 1000 square feet. We need a heat pump for the new area. The contractor recommended a Goodman Heatpump, 1.5 ton, 410A Heat Pump(GSZ130181) with 1.5 ton air handler. We are in the Washington D.C. area, so not too much cold here . . . .

This is completely new to us, and not much on the internet on specific models. any advice on how to choose? thanks!

Any suggestions or knowledge out there on Goodman?

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Would like to see some mdl numbers both condenser and air handler.

Goodman 13 SEER HPs are low end.

there are three equally important components-quality HVAC, the install by dealer, and probably the most overlooked and disregarded is the ductwork system.

these are my minimum specs for a new HP system. both outside and inside units should be replaced to have a properly matched system.

15 SEER, 12.5+ EER, 9 HSPF
best matching VS air handler
full BTUs in both cooling and heating for your rated size
R-410a refrigerant(same as Puron)
scroll compressor preferred
electronic demand defrost preferred
thermostat with "dehumidify on demand" feature
staged backup heat strips
new and correctly sized refrigerant line set

you want a thorough inspection of your ductwork system. size, overall condition, supply and return lines, insulation qualities, leak test, etc.

any hot/cold spot issues in your home should be addressed.

I would only use authorized dealers for the various brands that provide quotes.
see mfg websites.

I would look at Trane/AmStd,Rheem/Rudd,Carrier/Bryant.

Depending on your location, I would not purchase a new HP system that did not have electronic demand defrost.


    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 6:44AM
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I second tiger. This offers the best bang for the buck of options for any climate.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 9:15PM
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why install minimum efficiency when
savings to upgrade to 15-17 seer
are so good?

mastic seal of all ducts, plenum, returns
and supply boxes.

best of luck.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 4:37PM
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