Goodman GSX13 Review
SEER:Up to 14
Decibel Level:As low as 72
Price:$2800 - $4500
Tonnage:1.5 to 5 tonnes
Cooling Capacity:18,000 - 60,000 Btus
The GSX13 is the most affordable and most basic air conditioner that Goodman manufactures, making it great for households that need an upgraded cooling system on a budget. This single-stage split air conditioner is great for homes and residential buildings that have ductwork to accommodate central heating and air. Even though it doesn’t have a lot of extras and cool features, the GSX13 is still an excellent and reliable air conditioner that will keep your home cool and your family comfortable for many years. Plus, the unit is backed by a great warranty, so you know Goodman stands behind their product.
About the Goodman GSX13
Average Price (with installation): $2800 - $4500
- Efficient single-stage compressor
- Quiet cooling power
- Split air conditioner
- Good warranty
- Assembled in America
- Single-speed fan
- Designed for quick installation
The Bottom Line
The GSX13 isn't the most advanced air conditioner on the market, but the good SEER rating and energy-efficient compressor could save you hundreds of dollars on your annual energy bills, especially if you upgrade from an older and less efficient unit. Goodman products are also built to last, so you can rest assured that you'll get many years of reliable performance from the GSX13. And if anything does go wrong, there's a good parts warranty that could protect you from expensive repair bills.
In Depth Review
Goodman GSX13 Product Specifications:
- Compressor: Single-stage
- SEER: Up to 14
- ENERGY STAR® certified: No
- Decibel rating: As low as 72
- Tonnage: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
- Cooling capacity: 18,000 - 60,000 Btus
- Sub-models: GSX130181E, GSX130181EH, GSX130181EJ, GSX130241E, GSX130301B, GSX130301L, GSX130361E, GSX130421B, GSX130481B, GSX130601B, GSX130611A
Easy installation: Installation is a big cost that you have to budget for when you buy a new air conditioner, so buying a unit like the GSX13 could save you some extra cash here, because the system has been designed for quick and easy installation. For one thing, the system comes charged with enough refrigerant for 15 feet of tubing, and this simplifies installation. The ground wire can also be connected with large screw lugs, and this makes wiring the unit a breeze.
Other Key Features
- PSC condenser fan motor
- Consistent airflow
- Comes with a filter drier installed
- Smartcoil technology
- Copper tubing
- Enhanced aluminum fin coil
- Uses less refrigerant than other air conditioners
- AHRI certified
- ETL listed
- Chlorine-free refrigerant
- Energy-efficient heat transfer
Every Goodman air conditioner comes with at least a two-year unit replacement limited warranty and a 10-year parts limited warranty, including the GSX13. However, part of the warranty terms dictate that the unit must be installed in an owner-occupied dwelling, so as long as you're putting the GSX13 into your own home, then you'll get the unit replacement and parts warranty.
Also, Goodman requires all air conditioners to be registered within 60 days of installation before they’ll honour these warranty terms. You can register your unit easily online. To do it you'll need to provide the unit’s serial number, the installation date, your contact information, and information about the dealer from whom you bought the unit.
Comparable Models by Goodman
Model Comparison by Price: Goodman GSX13 versus Goodman GSXC18
The GSX13 and GSXC18 are, respectively, the most affordable and most expensive air conditioners in the Goodman line. Whereas the average GSX13 will cost around $4,300 with installation, the GSXC18 costs an average of $5,500 or more. With the added cost, however, you do get quite a few extra features and technologies that the GSX13 doesn’t have.
For one thing, the GSXC18 has a whopping 19 SEER rating, and that means major savings on your energy bills. It also has ENERGY STAR certification, so it could be eligible for certain rebates. It also has self-diagnostic technology to monitor performance and make repairs easier, as well as a communication system that lets you control the system through a Wi-Fi connection. Finally, the GSXC18 has a two-stage scroll compressor and two-speed fan, both of which deliver quieter performance, better energy efficiency, and improved temperature maintenance.
Model Comparison by Features: Goodman GSX13 versus Goodman GSXC16
When compared to the GSX13, the GSXC16 is nearly identical to the GSXC18 in terms of additional features. It costs a few hundred dollars less than the GSXC18 because it has a lower SEER rating of 16, but aside from that the two units are pretty well comparable. The GSXC16 also has a more advanced two-stage scroll compressor and two-speed fan, qualifies for ENERGY STAR certification, and has extra features that make it more efficient, quieter, and slightly more durable than the GSX13. It also has a more comprehensive warranty, self-diagnostic and communication systems, and you can control it remotely through Wi-Fi.
Model Comparison by Tier: Goodman GSX13 versus Goodman GSX16
The GSX16 is a mid-range model from Goodman that costs a little more than the GSX13, but with the additional sticker price you get a SEER rating of 16, and that will translate to even more energy savings on your power bills. Beyond that, the two units are very similar in terms of specifications, including having the same condenser and fan style, the same easy installation mechanisms, the same warranty terms, and more.