Goodman GSX14 Review
SEER:Up to 15
Decibel Level:As low as 71
Price:$2800 - $4500
Tonnage:1.5 to 5 tonnes
Cooling Capacity:18,000 - 60,000 Btus
The GSX14 is a standard air conditioner from Goodman that offers quiet and high-efficiency performance, but without a lot of the additional features and technologies that their more advanced cooling systems offer. Because this is a more basic air conditioner, it’s more affordable for families on a budget who still want to upgrade to a more efficient and cost-saving central air system. Even without the extras and cutting-edge technologies, the GSX14 is still a great and reliable air conditioner that will see your family comfortably through many summers.
About the Goodman GSX14
Average Price (with installation): $2800 - $4500
- Quiet and reliable performance
- Great warranty
- Made in the U.S.
- High-efficiency single-stage compressor
- Single-speed fan delivers consistent airflow
- Special components protect the unit from wear and tear, and the elements
- Easy-installation components can mean more affordable installation costs
The Bottom Line
Goodman’s GSX14 is a good option if you want a basic high-efficiency air conditioner. If efficiency is a priority, make sure you pay attention to the specifications of the different models, because most of the GSX14 air conditioners only have a SEER rating of 14, with a select few that are rated as high as 15. This might not be the most advanced air conditioner on the market, but it’s well-made with high-quality components, and promises quiet operation, easy installation, consistent temperature control, and cool comfort all summer long.
In Depth Review
Goodman GSX14 Product Specifications:
- Compressor: Single-stage
- SEER: Up to 15
- ENERGY STAR® certified: No
- Decibel rating: As low as 71
- Tonnage: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
- Cooling capacity: 18,000 - 60,000 Btus
- Sub-models: GSX140181M, GSX140191K, GSX140241L, GSX140251L, GSX140301K, GSX140301N, GSX140311K, GSX140361K, GSX140371K, GSX140421K, GSX140431K, GSX140481K, GSX140601K
Smartcoil Technology: The way an air conditioner manages heat transfer will help determine how efficient it is, and how well it can keep your home at the ideal temperature. In their condensers, Goodman uses an industry-leading coil copper tubing that’s smaller and more efficient than what's available in some other air conditioners, and this means the GSX14 can deliver cool air while using less energy.
Other Key Features
- Split air conditioner made for homes with ductwork
- Enhanced aluminum fins
- Filter drier ensures lasting performance by protecting the unit from moisture
- Uses a chlorine-free refrigerant
- PSC condenser fan motor
- AHRI certified
- Wires connect with large screw lugs for quick installation
- Complies with ETL safety standards in North America
The warranty that comes with the GSX14 isn't the best one that Goodman offers, but it still has an excellent warranty, especially for a standard air conditioner. When you buy a GSX14, it’s covered for two years by a unit replacement limited warranty, and for 10 years by a parts limited warranty. To be eligible for the full two- and 10-year terms, make sure you register the unit online with Goodman within two months of installation.
Comparable Models by Goodman
Model Comparison by Price: Goodman GSX14 versus Goodman GSXC18
The GSXC18 is Goodman’s top-of-the-line air conditioner, so it won’t come as much of a surprise to learn that you’d spend at least $1,000 more to get the higher-end cooling system. That being said, the GSXC18 has a lot of great features and technologies that the GSX14 doesn’t, including ENERGY STAR certification, a SEER rating of 19, a highly efficient two-stage scroll compressor and two-speed fan, remote Wi-Fi control and monitoring capabilities, better warranty terms, and more. At the same time, the GSX14 is still just as durable and reliable, so it’s much better for families that need a dependable high-efficiency air conditioner without all the extras.
Model Comparison by Features: Goodman GSX14 versus Goodman GSXC16
The GSXC16 is one of the more advanced air conditioners that Goodman makes, so there are quite a few differences between it and the GSX14 when comparing features. In terms of efficiency, the GSXC16 has a more advanced and more efficient two-stage scroll compressor, and that also means quieter operation and better temperature control. Other improvements the GSXC16 has are a 16 SEER, ENERGY STAR certification, a two-speed fan, a self-diagnostic system, and communication technology that lets you monitor the system remotely and control it via Wi-Fi connection.
Model Comparison by Tier: Goodman GSX14 versus Goodman GSX13
There are a few air conditioners in the Goodman line that are in a similar tier to the GSX14, and that includes the GSX13. Aside from a slight difference in price and SEER rating (the GSX13 has a SEER rating up to 14), the two units are quite similar. They have the same type of single-stage compressor and single-speed fan, the same features to ensure durability, the same easy installation mechanisms, and the same warranty terms. You might, however, save yourself a couple hundred dollars by opting for the GSX13, which is the most basic air conditioner that Goodman offers.