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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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    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 06:26 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.
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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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    I've put in both, and had less problems with the Goodman. Goodman is cheaper and will last just as long, and with fewer problems......I'm sure others will disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machery View Post
    I've put in both, and had less problems with the Goodman. Goodman is cheaper and will last just as long, and with fewer problems......I'm sure others will disagree.
    Fewer problems with the goodman, with recip compressor. Dont think so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aintitfun View Post
    Fewer problems with the goodman, with recip compressor. Dont think so!
    LOL

    How about NO problems with the Goodman?? Put 'em in right and let 'em rip....no problems here and I install them exclusively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by machery View Post
    I've put in both, and had less problems with the Goodman. Goodman is cheaper and will last just as long, and with fewer problems......I'm sure others will disagree.
    There is always one in the crowd... LOL

    Seriously, I started out on Goodman. After looking at RUUD, I could clearly see it was built better! Now some folks see it as all numbers, and to each their own. But some see things as technical/mechanical quality. And IMO there is no comparison between Goodman and Rheem/RUUD on those terms... Goodman just does not measure up.

    OK, I suspect Robin will be along soon reminding us that 'good techs' do not bash equipment...
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    Sorry guys, you are just not going to talk me into a reciprocating compressor being better than a scroll.

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