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  1. #1
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    Goodman vs Rheem

    My contractor is asking me to choose between Goodman and Rheem.

    Is one any better than the other?

    A: Goodman (GPH 13 M) Goodman, Packaged Unit, Heat Pump, 13 SEER,

    B: Rheem (RQNA-B) Rheem, Packaged Unit, Heat Pump, 13 SEER,

    This is for an apartment in Arizona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pines View Post
    My contractor is asking me to choose between Goodman and Rheem.

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    You will be fine with either of them they are both good I am a RUUD dealer "RHEEM same thing as RUUD" but for your neck of the woods you'll be fine, RUUD has a modulating furnace which I think is the best furnace available and if you use your furnace a lot that would be my only reason to go with RUUD or in your case Rheem.
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    I would personally prefer Rheem, but you can get a Rheem unit incorrectly sized and installed and a Goodman unit correctly sized and installed and be better off with the Goodman. Good unit with good design and bad installation equals a bad result. Good unit with bad design and good installation equals bad result. Good unit with bad design and bad installation equals real bad result and what most people end up getting

    Bottom line is the quality of the design and the installation is what you need to go for.

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    Goodman is what you get if you live in a mobile home park

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosc View Post
    Goodman is what you get if you live in a mobile home park
    or the 250 grand house on the hill
    It is time for all good men to come to the aid of their country, for we are in deep crap.

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    RHEEM!
    Now that was short and sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosc View Post
    Goodman is what you get if you live in a mobile home park
    In my neck of the woods its Coleman or Intertherm

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    I am not to fond of either one, I like Lennox.

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    Confused Goodman vs. Rheem

    This is for apartments in Arizona.

    Ok they are basic cheep builder models. The makers are offering volume discounts. We are getting these units for $3,650.oo each. installed. We are not willing to pay an extra $1,000.oo per unit to go to Lennox. $100- $400 more for something better is possible.

    Goodman is offering us a
    10 year compressor, 10 year parts, 10 year labor warrantee.

    Rheem is offering us a
    10 year compressor, 5 year parts, 1 year labor warrantee.

    We are leaning towards Goodman simply for the labor warrantee.

    Is one unit better than the other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pines View Post
    This is for apartments in Arizona.

    Ok they are basic cheep builder models. The makers are offering volume discounts. We are getting these units for $3,650.oo each. installed. We are not willing to pay an extra $1,000.oo per unit to go to Lennox. $100- $400 more for something better is possible.

    Goodman is offering us a
    10 year compressor, 10 year parts, 10 year labor warrantee.

    Rheem is offering us a
    10 year compressor, 5 year parts, 1 year labor warrantee.

    We are leaning towards Goodman simply for the labor warrantee.

    Is one unit better than the other?

    Nope. The only thing you are going to notice with the Rheem is more money out of your pocket and a lesser warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosc View Post
    Goodman is what you get if you live in a mobile home park
    Tell us more please.

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    Wink

    Goodman is better now. five years ago ruud was better. i think ruud is having a hard time somewhere. ALL of the new ruuds i have seen they strap the wires right to the freon lines. they used to be good about it. Also get another price from someone else. i tell ALL my friends that i work for to do the same. Back to your question, Goodman is better than Ruud/Rheem AT THIS TIME! (reapeat AT THIS TIME IN HISTORY)
    Right on....

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    Quote Originally Posted by techace79 View Post
    Goodman is better now. five years ago ruud was better. i think ruud is having a hard time somewhere. ALL of the new ruuds i have seen they strap the wires right to the freon lines. they used to be good about it. Also get another price from someone else. i tell ALL my friends that i work for to do the same. Back to your question, Goodman is better than Ruud/Rheem AT THIS TIME! (reapeat AT THIS TIME IN HISTORY)
    Man, where do you get your info?? A cracker jack box?? I put them at an equal playing field when it comes to builder's grade stuff. That being said, refer to my previous post!!

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