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    Goodman or Rheem heat pump

    What do you pefer? Goodman or Rheem heat pump.

    Specs are 2 ton, two stage heatpump 16 seer HSPF 9.0. I have heard good things and bad about both and trying to make a decision. Rheem is about $ more.

    Thanks
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    You got a AHRI number of each, to show the SEER, EER, HSPF and total cooling BTU to compare, if that's important to you. The Goodman is communicating, not sure about the Rheem as you never referenced a model. See what standard features come with both then compare if that's important to you.

    Believe the Rheem has demand defrost whereas the Goodman has the time/temperature I believe.

    What blower motor comes with these units, variable, constant torque ECM, do you care?

    Both should apply for rebates if you have a AHRI number.

    What's the standard labor warranty being offered of each?

    Not sure where the Rheem model number your interested are manufactured, but the Goodman is made in the USA.

    With the extra savings of the Goodman, consider purchasing a extended up to 10 year labor warranty from the manufacturer for extra peace of mind if you go that route.

    What color of the OD unit matches your residence better....the dark grey Goodman or the light grey Rheem....sorry,...that part was a joke...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazooka Joey View Post
    You got a AHRI number of each, to show the SEER, EER, HSPF and total cooling BTU to compare, if that's important to you. The Goodman is communicating, not sure about the Rheem as you never referenced a model. See what standard features come with both then compare if that's important to you.

    Believe the Rheem has demand defrost whereas the Goodman has the time/temperature I believe.

    What blower motor comes with these units, variable, constant torque ECM, do you care?

    Both should apply for rebates if you have a AHRI number.

    What's the standard labor warranty being offered of each?

    Not sure where the Rheem model number your interested are manufactured, but the Goodman is made in the USA.

    With the extra savings of the Goodman, consider purchasing a extended up to 10 year labor warranty from the manufacturer for extra peace of mind if you go that route.

    What color of the OD unit matches your residence better....the dark grey Goodman or the light grey Rheem....sorry,...that part was a joke...
    looking at Goodman GSZC160241 or Rheem RP1624AJ2NA compressors. Both Air handlers have a variable speed air handler.

    The goodman would match better

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    If you live in a snow belt state, manufactures recommend elevating OD unit.

    What are some things important to you? Warranty, brand recognition, standard features, labor warranty, cost, better energy efficiency, etc.etc. please do not mention reliability as that falls under the quality of install and existing duct design, and start up/commissioning of system IMO. They both share many vendor parts made in China and Mexico and other countries. Very little parts are actually made by either. Believe both use the Copeland compressor, ( who knows where they are made? ) The Goodman has the Core Sense for a better compressor protection IMO.

    The manufacturer warranty is superior with the Goodman. Rheem gives the standard 10 year compressor 10 years parts once registered. Goodman gives a limited lifetime compressor warranty to original registered owner, and if compressor ever fails in the 1st 10 years you get a new OD unit, not a replacement compressor like the Rheem.

    Anyway I'm sure both would work out fine for you, as long as the install guide is followed as closely as possible and having a commissioning report and your ductwork is somewhat correctly sized. An occasional future PM checks wouldn't hurt either...

    Anyway that's my worth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazooka Joey View Post
    If you live in a snow belt state, manufactures recommend elevating OD unit.

    What are some things important to you? Warranty, brand recognition, standard features, labor warranty, cost, better energy efficiency, etc.etc. please do not mention reliability as that falls under the quality of install and existing duct design, and start up/commissioning of system IMO. They both share many vendor parts made in China and Mexico and other countries. Very little parts are actually made by either. Believe both use the Copeland compressor, ( who knows where they are made? ) The Goodman has the Core Sense for a better compressor protection IMO.

    The manufacturer warranty is superior with the Goodman. Rheem gives the standard 10 year compressor 10 years parts once registered. Goodman gives a limited lifetime compressor warranty to original registered owner, and if compressor ever fails in the 1st 10 years you get a new OD unit, not a replacement compressor like the Rheem.

    Anyway I'm sure both would work out fine for you, as long as the install guide is followed as closely as possible and having a commissioning report and your ductwork is somewhat correctly sized. An occasional future PM checks wouldn't hurt either...

    Anyway that's my worth...
    thanks for your advice and input. Yes Im in a cold climate. PA lehigh valley.

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    Units are almost equal IMHO...
    You need to look at instillation and service after the install...

    FWIW Goodman has a better extended warranty, if you are inclined...
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