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    Goodman vs Rheem

    I live in Southern California, and our 22 year old Lennox Furnace just went. We live in 2 story condo with vaulted ceilings, so it is a pretty open floor plan. We have 1750 square feet.

    We are looking to keep costs to a minimum since we only plan on being here for 3-4 more years.

    Our 2 most promising quotes are:
    1) Single stage Rheem (Classic Super Quiet 80; Model RGPN) 80% furnance with a 13 SEER Rheem Air Conditioning unit (Model RAND)
    2) Two Stage 80% AFUE GMH8/GDH8 Multi speed Goodman Furnace with a GSC13 - 13 SEER Goodman Air conditioner.

    Which one would work better, or should I look into the Rheem with a two stage furnace.

    Any feedback would be appreciated!

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    i recommend you changeover to a heatpump!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Airmechanical View Post
    i recommend you changeover to a heatpump!



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    Heat pump in southern Cal is very rare. Electricity is way to expensive down there, much cheaper to run on gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy37 View Post
    Heat pump in southern Cal is very rare. Electricity is way to expensive down there, much cheaper to run on gas.

    can't imagine how you figured that!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Airmechanical View Post
    can't imagine how you figured that!



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    So what are you saying? You suggested it to the op, I was just stating that they were not commonly used there.

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    Rheem over goodman (unless you are going with the amana line that goodman makes, which that is not what you were bid) And I second the motion for a heat pump. Click the link to check out the rheem heat pump.

    http://www.rheemac.com/products/Prod...ificModel=RPPL
    Last edited by aintitfun; 07-15-2008 at 07:26 PM.

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    Keep in mind, that there will probably need to be some electrical updating involved to change to a heat pump. Definitely don't go goodman.

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    Rheem, Carrier, Bryant, Trane, Goodman, Lennox....it's all the same

    Find a quality installer and someone you trust and buy them....the equipment they install doesn't matter.
    I need a new signature.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnpro18 View Post
    Keep in mind, that there will probably need to be some electrical updating involved to change to a heat pump. Definitely don't go goodman.
    what's your problem with Goodman?



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    I am a RUUD dealer (Rheem/RUUD are pretty much the same), so I am a bit biased.

    I would put the Rheem on my list BUT; be SURE the dealer will provide a quality installation. The best equipment installed poorly will end up similar to simple equipment installed well. And a poor install (read that a cheap $$$ install) will have problems down the road. Residential HVAC is truely an area where you get what you pay for.
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    Rheem
    No Heat No Cool You need Action Fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airmechanical View Post
    what's your problem with Goodman?



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    Why do you ask??lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dash View Post
    Why do you ask??lol
    Because non-specific accusations about equipment brands and one line quips that don't add anything to the conversation are basically wastes of time by posters who just want to create crap.


    OH......lol
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