So is Goodman decent today, since being bought by Daikin? I was eyeballing a Goodman before I went the mini split route.
I have to say, in spite of the massive headache getting it going, since it's been operating, I'm extremely happy with the performance. I was sort of expecting it to be underwhelming, since it's fairly undersized at only 1.5 tons, but it is more than keeping up with the ~1000-1200 sq ft of downstairs space. Even in this humid mid 90's weather, it's whispering right along, and using MUCH less power than the old dinosaur package unit that was original to the house, or just after being built a little over 30 years ago. Comparing my power bill and daily usage using my providers website, last year with similar temps, I was at around $7-$9 per day, and recently with the temporary portable unit I was using while figuring this thing out was around the same. Since getting this new unit going, I'm at a dead steady $3.25-$3.50 per day. Weekends it goes up a dollar or so... For me, and this area, that is incredible.
I know my daily cost not running any a/c or heating is around $2.50-$2.75, so it is barely sipping any power. I guess there is something to be said for the efficiency of these little DC powered heat pumps. I guess some credit is also due to my grandfather and father who built a pretty solid house with rockwool insulation and pretty tight construction. That's been one of my big objectives through this whole remodel process has been to better seal and insulate the house. Eventually, before doing new siding, I'll be adding rigid foam exterior insulation, and at the same time to save hassle, I'll replace all of the windows with new, far more efficient ones. These 33 year old all wood casement windows are NOT up to the task of sealing well.
Last edited by Jesse Blair; 06-21-2019 at 05:34 PM.