Goodman makes as affordable air conditioners as anyone – models like the Goodman GSX13. It offers quality, reliable cooling at a very good price, making it a popular choice among budget-minded consumers who want to stay cool when the weather gets hot and humid. The lower 13 SEER makes it well-suited to milder climates where high-efficiency isn’t as vital. Cam in Des Moines, Iowa offers this Goodman 13 SEER R-410A Refrigerant – Model GSX13 central air conditioner price and we’re glad to add it to our HVAC prices article list that offers price and brand comparisons to our readers. Cam writes:
“I bought a sprawling ranch home here 4 years ago that had a newer furnace but no central air conditioner. They were cooling with a couple of window units, so that’s what we tried. The first summer coincided with my wife’s last trimester before our first child was born. It was a hot summer and the window units did not cut it. We relocated one to the bedroom. The house has a very open floor plan and the one in the living room couldn’t keep the temperature below 80 degrees when it was in the low 90’s outside. She felt trapped in the bedroom most of the time on very hot days. A central A/C wasn’t in the budget so we stuck it out (she stuck it out while I went to my air conditioned office building!). The next 2 summers were milder and the window units actually worked fairly decently. Well, we learned the first of last year that we were expecting again, and my wife declared she’d back to her folks for the summer unless we added a central air conditioner.
I got central air conditioner prices from Lennox, Trane and Goodman. The furnace is a Goodman and their 4 ton A/C came in less expensive as well as being a good fit with the furnace. So we opted for the bare bones Goodman GSX13 central air conditioner. Last summer wasn’t terribly hot but there were several weeks when the A/C was definitely appreciated. It made life much more comfortable for Elsie and our toddler. And it also seemed to reduce or electric bill quite a bit over those inefficient window units. Here were our costs on the Goodman GSX13:
4 ton Goodman GSX13 central air conditioner and coil: $1,839
Installation, $1,300; Total: $3,138.
According to Goodman, here are the specs on the unit:
The Goodman GSX13 seems like a quality unit and after using it quite a bit last summer I – and Elsie – can definitely recommend it.”
Get the Best from your Air Conditioner with Professional Installation
Even if you install a standard efficiency model like the Goodman GSX13 you still want to get the best actual SEER from it that you can. Having a qualified contractor install your air conditioner is the best way to ensure that it is functioning properly and that it is coordinated with your furnace air handler to deliver the top performance and peak efficiency. Plus, a professionally installed unit is likely to run longer with fewer problems, as studies often show.