There are seven different types of air conditioners, with different ranges of energy efficiencies, that Goodman makes. Efficiency is measured by a standard call SEER, or seasonal energy efficiency ratio. Goodman’s air conditioners can be stratified by this measurement.
13 AND 14 SEER
These come in two models each and are the simplest and least expensive that are made by Goodman.
The GSC13 uses R-22 refrigerant and the GSX13 uses R-410A Chlorine-Free Refrigerant. The latter substance is considered more environmentally friendly because it does not give off hydrochloro-fluorocarbon.
Both of these models feature sound-dampening elements: a particularly quiet fan and a specially designed top. They make noises of between 71 and 76 decibels.
The GSX14 and SSX14 have some of the same features as the GSX13, such as R410a refrigerant and they both come with a ten-year warranty. They have high efficiency condenser coils, and faster motors to increase the speed and efficiency with which they cool a space. They also have an 850 RPM condenser fan motor.
The SSX16 is easier to service and has all of the same features and includes a sound-dampening foam condenser on top that allows it to operate more quietly. The DSXC16 has other additional features and is compatible with the ComforNet Communications System, which is easy to install and allows sophisticated monitoring of the heat flow in the device and the area.
There are also high- and low-pressure switches, a filter drier, and extra features for quiet operation on this model. To preserve its appearance over the years, even when exposed to air continually, there is a protective finish on top of its paint.
The top-of-the-line model is the DSXC18. This is Goodman’s most sophisticated and most efficient model. It uses a two-stage compressor, meaning it can run at a lower level when there is less cooling to be done and is quieter and requires less energy. This compressor is a high-performing Copeland Scroll UltraTech.
The air conditioner has temperature sensors for its coil and the surrounding area. It also includes indicator lights that alert the operator to errors, and simple-coded installation capability and only two (low-voltage) wires need to be run to the outdoor component.
The DSXC18 has a sound control top manufactured by Goodman and operates between 71 and 74 decibels. This is about the same as the simplest model.