Solid affordability and comfort features can be found even in inexpensive furnaces like the Goodman Multi-Position — GME8 Gas Furnace. It doesn’t offer the most advanced performance technology currently available, but for many consumers, that’s okay. They’d rather not pay for that level of sophistication or efficiency and prefer a unit that masters the basics.
Gino in Los Angeles is one of those consumers and he shares his Goodman Multi-Position — GME8 Gas Furnace Price. Thanks Gino. We always appreciate hearing about HVAC prices from readers.
“I’ve got an old ranch home with 2,140 square feet and recently had a new furnace put in. I’m from the old school maybe, but I prefer basic and steady over fancy and fragile. Maybe that’s not a fair way to put it but it seems to me that the more advanced the technology the worse the service record. I’d like to have a high efficiency gas furnace to pair with a high efficiency a/c unit since we cool our home about as many days as we heat it. Still, reliability and durability are the most important features to me. I’ll pay a bit more in utility costs for the confidence that when I hit the switch I’m going to get hot air or cold air when I want it.
I did my homework by talking to neighbors and friends, plus checking online.I came away impressed with what I heard about Goodman furnaces so I called 2 dealers and had them come out to give me gas furnace prices. One guy suggested a 95% efficiency Goodman and then pushed for the 92% model as a compromise. I told him going in what I wanted so that was the end of him. The second guy gave me this bid:
Goodman GME8 Gas Furnace 115,000 Btu, $1,299, Installation, $2,150, total: $3,459
When I got that bid I thought I’d try a third contractor. For the same furnace his quote was:
Goodman GME8 Gas Furnace 115,000 Btu, $1,259, Installation, $2,075, total: $3,334
I went with the more expensive bid because I was more comfortable with the rep and the company does have solid reputation. The installation took most of a day and the furnace has worked like a charm so far this winter.”
As you make your next gas furnace selection keep in mind the value of having a qualified contractor do the installation. That decision is equally important to the choice of which furnace you buy. Having it installed by a professional will validate the warranty and will ensure the best performance of your furnace, with the greatest safety and durability too.