Goodman vs Trane Heat Pumps

Goodman vs Trane Heat Pumps

December 16, 2017|Posted in: AC repair

What do you think of Goodman vs Trane heat pumps?

It is hard to think of anything Goodman does well.

They make heaters, air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps.

Their air conditioners and furnaces are only commonplace because they are so cheap that home builders are willing to buy them in masse to put in a whole subdivision and check off that item on the checklist.

How does that relate to heat pumps, unless home builders put those in, too?

A heat pump is less efficient than a dedicated heater or air conditioner. Which means it is even more likely to do badly.

I’ve seen heat pumps that do a good job.

In some ways, a heat pump is more likely to fail than a furnace or AC.

That’s just because it runs year round and needs more maintenance.

You are not disproving my point. And if you get a Goodman heat pump, you now have a device that may conk out at any time during the year while having more operating hours in which to wear it out.

What do you think of Trane heat pumps?

You pay more for the equipment, but you get more out of it, too.

Are they more efficient?

Trane and Goodman are probably comparable on efficiency, but that’s only because the Goodman doesn’t run as much.

It does not have to run as long to cool my home.

No, just broken down.

How would you rate their customer service?

The HVAC crew would love to sell a Goodman to you for the hopes of ensuring paying both their kids’ summer camps and Christmas vacation.

What about Trane?

Trane heat pumps cost more, but they are more reliable. Spare parts cost more, but you do not need them as often.

I heard Trane had a decent warranty.

Trane’s warranty for heat pumps and air conditioners is up to a decade for parts. Labor is, I think, for the first two years.

I’m going with Trane.