Goodman GSX16 Review
SEER:Up to 16
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 71
Price:$3500 - $5500
Tonnage:1.5 to 5 tonnes
Cooling Capacity:18,000 - 57,000 Btus
Goodman’s GSX16 is a mid-range split air conditioner that’s great for families who need to replace an older and less efficient cooling system, but aren't looking for a lot of extra bells and whistles in an air conditioner. The GSX16 is durable, reliable, and efficient, and it’s backed by a great warranty. Although this model is lacking some of the additional features and technologies that higher-end Goodman air conditioners have, it’s a relatively quiet, affordable, and high-quality cooling system that should keep your family comfortable for many summers.
About the Goodman GSX16
Average Price (with installation): $3500 - $5500
- Energy-efficient compressor
- PSC condenser fan motor
- Smartcoil technology promises better efficiency and lower operating costs
- Quick and easy installation
- Many additional features to increase durability and long-term reliability
- Designed and assembled in the U.S.
- Quiet performance
- Chlorine-free refrigerant
The Bottom Line
The GSX16 is a great choice if you're looking to upgrade to a high-efficiency air conditioner that’s built to last. This offering from Goodman promises great performance and excellent cooling capabilities, and it has been engineered to withstand the elements and years of use. Although it doesn’t have some of the more convenient technologies as other Goodman air conditioners, the GSX16 is affordable, generally reliable, has high-quality components, and is backed by a warranty that could save you plenty on repair bills.
In Depth Review
Goodman GSX16 Product Specifications:
- Compressor: Single-stage
- SEER: Up to 16
- ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
- Decibel rating: As low as 71
- Tonnage: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
- Cooling capacity: 18,000 - 57,000 Btus
- Sub-models: GSX160181F, GSX160241F, GSX160301F, GSX160311A, GSX160361F, GSX160371A, GSX160421F, GSX160481F, GSX160601F, GSX16S181A, GSX16S241A, GSX16S301A, GSX16S361A, GSX16S421A, GSX16S481A
Smartcoil Technology: Some of the most important components in an air conditioner are the compressor and coils, and Goodman uses cutting-edge copper tubing for their coils and durable aluminum fins. For you, this means better efficiency, less refrigerant use, and lower energy bills in the summer months.
Easy installation: The GSX16 has been specifically designed for easy installation, and that means faster service and potentially lower installation costs. Factors that assist with installation include the unit being charged with enough refrigerant to accommodate 15 feet of tubing, easy-connect wires, and a ground lug connection.
Energy-efficient performance: Although the GSX16 doesn’t have a more advanced two-stage or variable compressor, it is equipped with an efficient compressor that’s more energy smart and quieter than standard ones. It also has a permanent split capacitor condenser fan motor that ensures consistent airflow and quiet comfort.
Other Key Features
- Copper coil tubing
- Enhanced aluminum fins
- Heavy-gauge steel cabinet for increased durability
- Protective louvered cabinet
- Baked enamel finish
- Filter drier protects the unit from moisture
- AHRI certified
The GSX16 doesn’t have the best warranty that Goodman offers, but it’s still an excellent warranty that will protect your investment for up to 10 years. To get the best warranty terms, make sure you register the unit within 60 days of installation. As long as you do, the GSX16 will be covered by a two-year unit replacement limited warranty, as well as a 10-year parts limited warranty.
Comparable Models by Goodman
Model Comparison by Price: Goodman GSX16 versus Goodman GSX13
As a mid-range offering from Goodman, the GSX16 is also in the middle of their price range. If you're looking for something even more affordable, the GSX13 could save you a couple to a few hundred dollars. However, the GSX13 only has a SEER rating of 14, and that means you won’t save as much on your monthly energy bills. Aside from that, however, the two units are fairly comparable in terms of specifications, features, and cooling output.
Model Comparison by Features: Goodman GSX16 versus Goodman GSXC18
When you compare the GSX16 to Goodman’s premium air conditioner, the GSXC18, you start to see the additional features and technologies the lower and mid-range models are missing. The GSXC18 will cost about $1,000-plus more, but you'll also get a SEER rating of 19, ENERGY STAR certification, a more efficient two-stage scroll compressor and two-speed fan, remote Wi-Fi control over the system, built-in diagnostic and communication systems, and a more comprehensive warranty that includes a lifetime compressor limited warranty.
Model Comparison by Tier: Goodman GSX16 versus Goodman GSXC16
The GSXC16 is only one step up from the GSX16, but it offers many of the same additional features that the top-of-the-line GSXC18 has. The GSXC16 does come with a higher price tag than the GSX16, but it has a SEER rating of 16, the more advanced two-stage scroll compressor and two-speed fan, better warranty coverage, ENERGY STAR certification, and ComfortBridge technology that lets you monitor and control the system remotely from anywhere in the world.