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a very general question: overall Goodman quality

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I know this is a very general question but overall if installed correctly how is the Goodman heat pump quality ? I have a 24 year old Trane that is on its last legs and I have quotes for replacement from a Daikin dealer and an independent that gave a quote for a Goodman . Online reviews for what they are worth seem to suggest older Goodman ( 10 years ago ? ) were not so great but quality has greatly improved . I know Daikin purchased Goodman a while back and they share a manufacturing facility in Texas .

I am going to have a heat pump dual fuel installed with LP furnace as that is what I have now . Prices between the two vendors are within 500.00 of each other with a slight nod to Daikin with 12 year warranty vs Goodman with 10 . I am looking at 16-18 SEER units if that matters .
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Cabinet quality may not be so good* - internals should be fine.

*Thinner metal, sharp edges.

Goodman/amana does cut corners on their higher end furnaces now - the communication is only between the outdoor unit and furnace and a regular single stage thermostat is used - algorithm manages staging.

Daikins still allow for communicating stat as well as regular inputs with staging done by the stat.

One nice thing about daikin is their higher end furnaces can be paired with variable capacity heatpumps that maintain full capacity down to like 0F outdoor - good for saving propane if you're in a very cold climate. (not all variable capacity hps maintain capacity well as it gets colder - many don't)

They also have a unit that maintains capacity better than conventional single and 2-stage but still drops off.

You do need to get complete model numbers and not just compare brands.
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The main advantage (aside from advantages in a zoning application) of some inverter heatpumps is the ability to maintain decent heating capacity in very cold weather instead of reverting to propane/oil or heat strips.

May be worth higher repair costs if heating bills are slashed dramatically.
Inverter technology is very proven, it's been used in mini-splits for over 10 years. It's now starting to penetrate the ducted a/c market.

Daikin has been making inverter mini-splits for a while, now with them owning goodman they offer that style unit paired with a furnace.
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