Goodman or Aspen Coil?
I have a Goodman GMV90905DXA furnace, and have received two bids on adding AC to my system. I wanted a high efficiency system, so both contractors specified a 16 SEER condenser (Goodman SSX160601A).
However, they proposed different coils, and I wanted to see if there are any pros/cons or other surprises with either:
One proposed a Goodman CHPF4860D6 with a separate TXV;
The other proposed an Aspen CE60A34-240L with the factory installed TXV.
Oddly, the bids are almost the same price, so that is not an issue. Assuming the contractors are equally competent (they have great references), is one system better than the other? Does the "all-Goodman" system offer some advantages? Does the "factory TXV" of the Aspen make it better? I have no idea what's involved in installing a TXV, but assume it's a no-brainer for the contractor?
Would appreciate any feedback or thoughts.
With Goodman coil:
ARI Ref. #1047200
With Aspen Coil:
ARI Ref. #1088551
Looks like the Aspen coil provides the better performance numbers. What are the warranties like between the two? It would be nice to have a complete Goodman system, but coil mix-matching to get better performance numbers is not uncommon practice.
I am very disapointed in the current generation of Goodman/Amana corporate coil. The Aspen is a much higher quality coil, however performance on the Aspen coil is not tested just determined by paperwork. If I install an Amana/Goodman unit it gets an Aspen coil.
The only drawback is with the Aspen coil you will not get the Lifetime compressor warranty. You can get a 10-year Parts and Labor warranty I use Datacor insted of the Goodcare/Assure warranties.
Aspen is a very high quality coil I have one in my house and have used them for more than 20-years on various products.
Thanks for the quick replies! I never heard of Aspen, so was wondering if it's some "off" brand - good to know that's not the case.
What about the built-in TXV of the Aspen - is that a nice bonus, or is it comparable to the field installed TXV with the Goodman?
I prefer they Aspen factory installed TXV.
Originally Posted by mark johnson
Beenthere the Aspen coil is going to provide excellent humodity control with the GMV furnace and a good thermostat with a humidty feature. I prefer the White Rodgers or RObertshaw stats to the Honeywell.
Apen coils seem to have a better "fit" into a shorter/smaller plenum as well. With the higher SEER equipment today, some of these coils are HUGE because of the coil surface area to obtain the higher SEER.
I'll take your word on the coil.
Originally Posted by classical
Can't believe you like WR stats better.
If your in a humid area, I'd go with the one thats better for humidity removal.