Goodman GSXC18 Review
SEER:Up to 19
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 71
Price:$4500 - $5500+
Tonnage:2 to 5 tonnes
Cooling Capacity:23,000 - 57,000 BTUs
The GSXC18 is one of Goodman’s premium air conditioners, so overall it comes with the best features, the best warranty, the highest efficiency rating, the most advanced specifications, and the best performance of any of their cooling systems. This is a split system central air conditioner, meaning it’s ideal for houses that have existing ductwork that can accommodate central air and heating. The GSXC18 has a high-efficiency SEER rating and ENERGY STAR® certification, so you might be eligible for certain energy rebates through local, government, or manufacturer programs.
About the Goodman GSXC18
Average Price (with installation): $4500 - $5500+
- Excellent warranty
- ComfortBridge technology guarantees performance and efficiency
- More efficient scroll compressor
- Two-speed ECM condenser fan motor
- Quiet operation
- Equipped with Copeland ComfortAlert built-in diagnostics
- Made to last
The Bottom Line
The GSXC18 is a split air conditioner that’s perfect for newer homes and other residential buildings that have ductwork. It 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. It has many advanced features and technologies that result in a split system air conditioner that’s quiet, durable, user-friendly, and 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 71
- Tonnage: 2 to 5 tonnes
- Cooling capacity: 23,000 - 57,000 Btus
- Sub-models: GSXC180241B, GSXC180361B, GSXC180481B, DSXC180601A
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. For one, the two-stage scroll compressor can operate at two speeds to provide maximum cooling with minimal energy use. 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
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.
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 GSXC18 is around $5,500, whereas the GSX13 is more like $4,300. The trade-off with the GSX13, however, is a SEER rating of 14, no ENERGY STAR certification, a lesser warranty, a single-stage compressor and fan, and more basic specifications in general.
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, but the GSX16 has a SEER rating of 16, and it 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, you could save around $1,000 by opting for the mid-range GSX16.
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 split 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. The only real difference between the two is the SEER rating, because the GSXC16 has a slightly lower 16 SEER.