I know you're going to read this BaldLoonie
Anyway, I had one last person out to the house yesterday for a quote and this guy told me they can get just about any brand of furnace and heat pump but they recommend and have had the longest relationship with Lennox.
When I asked about Goodman I got an interesting answer. He said Goodman is better now than it's prior reputation but that while the company is certainly good for their warranty, they don't have any serious technical support nor are they as "technically centered" as some of the other brands.
He cited a for instance: If there was an issue that a local tech couldn't solve, with Goodman the HVAC technician would be pretty much out in the cold if they couldn't find the answer in the technical documentation. Lennox on the other hand would send out a master technician from the factory / technical support group.
So I guess the questions are: Is this true? Is this a real issue?
BTW, the Goodman units in question are the GMV95 (90,000BTU) and the 3 1/2 ton, 13 SEER GSH13.