What You Need To Know About Goodman Heat Pump Systems
Whether you are looking for an alternative to a traditional central air conditioner, or a system that can handle both your heating and cooling needs, Goodman heat pump systems can bring you the best of both worlds.
Heat pumps are great for homeowners concerned about energy use but don't want to sacrifice comfort to save money. Heat pump systems can help keep your home comfortable and cool in the summer and warm in the winter, all for a lower cost than other heating and cooling options.
Get ready to improve the comfort of your home by investing in one of the most reliable heat pump brands in the HVAC industry: Goodman. Superior Home Supplies has the Goodman appliances you need to keep your home running efficiently while keeping you comfortable. Check out our available Goodman inventory or read on to find out if a Goodman heat pump system is the right option for you.
What is a heat pump package unit?
Heat pump package units are high-efficiency heating and air conditioning systems contained in one single cabinet. These are always installed outside the home and are slightly larger than an outdoor condenser unit in traditional split systems. They have high SEER ratings and work through a heat transfer process that can cool your home in the summer and heat it in the winter.
Are Goodman heat pump systems good?
Goodman HVAC systems are known for their high-quality construction and Energy Star ratings. Compared with other AC units, or packaged systems, they may not have as advanced technology as competitors, but they are affordable for homeowners and designed to last.
They are known by HVAC technicians for their reliability and are backed by a 10-year parts limited warranty and a 10-year unit replacement warranty. The company also includes lifetime compressor and heat exchanger warranties on certain products. Overall, Goodman warranties are one of the best among their competitors.
Daikin’s recent acquisition of Goodman has also allowed the company to invest more in its production facilities, allowing them to produce quality systems designed to last.
How long should a Goodman heat pump last?
Goodman heat pumps have the same lifespan as most other heat pumps, which is between 10 and 15 years. For people who live in more temperate areas, the longevity of their system can be in the higher range. Homeowners in regions with more extreme temperatures will possibly see their system become less efficient around the ten-year mark since it will likely be working more often. In either case, the key to getting the most out of your system and helping keep your system running efficiently is regular maintenance.
What is the difference between a Goodman 3-ton and a Goodman 2-ton heat pump?
Tonnage refers to the size of a Goodman pump. The capacity rating is done in BTUs. 2-ton heat pumps have a capacity of 24,000 BTUs for heating and cooling. A 3-ton heat pump will have around 36,000 BTUs.
Since 2-ton pumps are smaller and have fewer BTUs, they are less expensive but are designed to provide heating and cooling for a space around 1,000 sq. ft. 3-ton units are designed to heat and cool up to 1,500 sq. ft. and will be mid-range in terms of cost.
What is the difference between a heat pump system and a split system?
When it comes to heat pumps, they can heat and cool like a traditional spit system, but they are more energy efficient for several reasons. They are powered entirely by electricity, which eliminates the gas cost of heating. They also relocate heat by drawing the hot air outside in the summer and the hot air inside in the winter. Splits systems work by generating heat and require continuing adjustment to maintain temperatures. While heat pumps are more efficient, they tend to be less so in areas that see extremely cold winters.
What is the difference between Goodman heat pump systems and other air conditioning systems and heating options?
One of the primary differences between a heat pump and other heating and cooling options is that a heat pump uses one system and reverses the refrigeration to gain the opposite results. In contrast, a more traditional heating and cooling system requires one component to heat the home and the other to cool it down.
The magic happens in a valve that heat pumps have, which will automatically reverse the refrigerant direction in colder months to maintain the required temperature. When this change occurs, the outside coil will begin to function like the evaporator coil, and the evaporator coil will act as the condenser.
What is the most popular Goodman heat pump?
While most of the Goodman heat pumps available have high ratings for reliability and quality, one of the top-rated models is the Goodman GSZ140361. The GSZ14 series, model GSZ140361 heat pump is a 3-ton 36,000 BTU system with a 14 to 15 SEER rating (depending on the indoor air handler). It is an excellent value and uses an environmentally-friendly R-410A refrigerant. The system boasts some fantastic features that every homeowner will want in their system. Some of its best features include:
A high-efficiency compressor
High and low-pressure switches
Enhanced aluminum fin coil
Steel louver coil guard
Top and side maintenance access
What size Goodman heat pump do I need?
There is a wide range of calculation options for determining the amount of BTUs you will need for your heat pump. For standard room configurations and homes with good insulation, newer windows and doors, and less direct sunlight, the square footage can be multiplied by 25 to get the ideal BTU range. If you have higher ceilings or poorer insulation throughout the home, you should multiply the square footage by 30 to get an estimated BTU. It is always a good idea to consult with an HVAC specialist if you are unsure, so that you will have the correct size system for effective heating and cooling.
How many tons does a Goodman heat pump have?
Typically, you can find Goodman heat pump package units in configurations of 1 ton through 5 tons, with each size designed to produce a certain number of BTUs.
1-ton: 12,000 BTU
1.5-tons: 18,000 BTU
2-ton: 24,000 BTU
2.5-ton: 30,000 BTU
3-ton: 36,000 BTU
3.5-ton: 42,000 BTU
4-ton: 48,000 BTU
5-ton: 60,000 BTU
What are other cooling and heating options?
There is a wide range of cooling and heating options offered by Goodman, so you can truly customize your HVAC needs. Some systems are known for their high efficiencies, such as heat pump split systems and ductless mini-splits.
You can also choose from more traditional options that are still efficient but better designed for areas with extreme heat and cold or homes where ductwork is already installed, such as gas furnaces, coil air conditioners, and traditional split systems.
Find your next Goodman heat pump package unit at Superior Home Supplies
Superior Home Supplies knows how reliable the Goodman brand is, and we pride ourselves on bringing homeowners home appliances to make their lives easier and more comfortable. Whether you are looking for a Goodman heat pump, Goodman air conditioner, or a Goodman gas furnace, we have the models you need to heat and cool your home and stay within budget. Find out which Goodman heat pump system will work best for your home by contacting Superior Home Supplies today for more information.