Goodman GSXC18 Review
SEER:Up to 19
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 68
Price:$4500 - $5500+
Tonnage:2 to 5 tonnes
Cooling Capacity:24,000 - 60,000 BTUs
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The GSXC18 is one of Goodman’s premium air conditioners, so it comes with some of the best features and warranty terms, a high-efficiency rating, great specifications and design elements, and excellent performance.
The GSXC18 has a high-efficiency SEER rating and ENERGY STAR certification, so it might be eligible for certain energy rebates through local, government, or manufacturer programs.
This model review of the Goodman GSXC18 will explain all the important features this air conditioner has to offer. It will discuss design elements, efficiency, pricing, warranty, and more. And to help you decide if this is the right Goodman product for you, the GSXC18 review will also compare this model to three others from the brand.
About the Goodman GSXC18
Average Price (with installation): $4500 - $5500+
- Excellent warranty
- ComfortBridge technology guarantees performance and efficiency
- Has an efficient and high-performing Copeland Ultratech scroll compressor
- Two-speed ECM condenser fan motor
- Quiet operation
- Equipped with Copeland ComfortAlert built-in diagnostics
- Made to last
- Compatible with Goodman’s CoolCloud HVAC app for easier maintenance and service
The Bottom Line
The GSXC18 is a central air conditioner that’s perfect for newer homes and other residential buildings that have ductwork.
The two-stage compressor can operate at 65 percent capacity for quiet, energy-saving temperature maintenance or at 100 percent capacity to keep your home cool and comfortable during those summer heat waves.
The unit is also equipped with Smart Speed technology, which automatically ramps the system up and down depending on weather and temperature.
The GSXC18 boasts a money-saving efficiency rating, and has been designed to perform optimally and keep your home at the perfect temperature while also conserving energy.
Finally, it also has many advanced features and technologies that result in a quiet, durable, user-friendly air conditioner that’s easy to install and maintain.
In Depth Review
Goodman GSXC18 Product Specifications:
- Compressor: Two-stage scroll
- SEER: Up to 19
- ENERGY STAR certified: Yes
- Decibel rating: As low as 68
- Tonnage: 2 to 5 tons
- Cooling capacity: 24,000 - 60,000 Btus
ComfortBridge Technology: ComfortBridge is a special communication technology that regulates the system to ensure peak operation and energy efficiency. The technology also allows you to monitor and control your air conditioning system remotely through Wi-Fi.
Technology for Improved Efficiency: Along with the ComfortBridge technology, the GSXC18 is also equipped with other features that guarantee excellent efficiency, including the two-stage scroll compressor. Plus, the two-speed ECM condenser fan optimizes airflow and efficiency. Finally, the self-diagnostic monitoring technology keeps an eye on the system’s performance and efficiency.
Lasting performance: Goodman knows how important it is for you to invest your money wisely, and that’s why the GSXC18 is designed to last. For one thing, the filter drier eliminates excess moisture and contaminants from the system so that important components last longer. Further, the high-pressure switch protects the system from overworking itself, and this guarantees the longevity of the compressor. Similarly, a low-pressure switch prevents the system from freezing and damaging the compressor. Also, the self-diagnostic system that increases efficiency also makes maintenance and troubleshooting a breeze, so you can get the most life from your air conditioner.
Other Key Features
- Designed and assembled in America
- Engineered for easy installation
- Special compressor blanket ensures quiet operation
- Sensors to monitor ambient temperature and coil temperature
- Aluminum fin coil
- Customized control algorithms
- Copper coil tubing
- Has a smaller coil that promises improved heat transfer
- Cabinet is made with a durable, heavy-duty galvanized steel
Goodman’s GSXC18 is backed by an excellent warranty, so you'll get peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected.
Along with a lifetime compressor limited warranty, the GSXC18 also comes with a 10-year unit replacement limited warranty, and a 10-year parts limited warranty.
Just remember you have to register the unit within 60 days to be eligible for this protection, otherwise you'll just get basic Goodman warranty coverage.
Registration is quick and easy: all you have to do is provide Goodman with your contact details, information about the licensed HVAC installer, the installation date, and the serial/model number.
Comparable Models by Goodman
Model Comparison by Price: Goodman GSXC18 versus Goodman GSX13
The most standard model in Goodman’s line is the GSX13, and this means it’s also the most affordable. The average cost of the GSX13 in Canada is between $3,000 and $4,500. The trade-off with the GSX13, however, is a SEER rating of 13, no ENERGY STAR certification, a shorter warranty, a single-stage compressor and fan, fewer features and compatibilities, and more basic specifications in general.
The more affordable model might also not qualify for the same rebates as the GSXC18, and it won’t save you as much on energy bills.
Another thing about the GSX13 is that it falls short of the 16 to 18 SEER range that tends to be ideal for managing Canadian summers.
Because of the single-stage compressor, lower SEER, and more basic design, the GSX13 might be better suited for smaller spaces or homes in milder parts of the country.
Model Comparison by Features: Goodman GSXC18 versus Goodman GSX16
The GSX16 is a mid-range air conditioner in Goodman’s line, so while it still promises efficient and lasting performance, it doesn’t have a lot of the extra features and technologies that the GSXC18 offers.
They're both split air conditioners and both have ENERGY STAR certification. Although the GSX16 has a lower SEER rating of 16, it is in the ideal efficiency range for Canada.
However, the GSX16 doesn’t have ComfortBridge technology or the other advanced efficiency technologies of the GSXC18. The GSX16 only has a single-stage compressor and single-stage fan, it doesn’t have a compressor warranty, and the unit replacement warranty only lasts two years.
That being said, the mid-range GSX16 will be more affordable and will still reduce your monthly cooling costs compared to an older unit.
Model Comparison by Tier: Goodman GSXC18 versus Goodman GSXC16
The most comparable model to the GSXC18 in the Goodman line is the GSXC16. They're both high-efficiency, two-stage air conditioners with ComfortBridge technology and ENERGY STAR certification.
They also have similar specifications in terms of durability, efficiency, warranty, quiet operation, self-diagnostics, and easy installation. They're even very similar in price, with the GSXC16 costing a couple hundred dollars less than the GSXC18.
There are only a couple real differences between the two models: the GSXC16 has a slightly lower 16 SEER, and it’s equipped with a two-speed PSC motor instead of an ECM motor.