Heat Pump Technology
Unlike a furnace it doesn't burn fuel to make heat. It simply uses electricity to move heat from one place to another. In the cooling mode, an air conditioner or heat pump simply capture heat from inside your home and transfer it outside.
In heating, a heat pump actually reverse-cycles and captures heat from outside and moves it inside. This process is more efficient than electric heat as it is much less expensive to transfer existing heat than to actually generate it.
There is usable heat in the air down to about 0 degrees Fahrenheit. It feels cold to us because our skin temperature is 98.6 degrees.
A heat pump's heating capacity is rated at 47 degrees ambient (outside) temperature. As the outside temperature drops the heat pumps capacity drops in a linear fashion relative to the outdoor temperature.
Most heat pumps will produce about half of their rated capacity at 12 degrees ambient. An electric heating element provides supplemental heat to assist the heat pump as it's capacity declines.
The heat pump monitors both the outdoor temperature and inside supply air temperature and energizes the assist as needed, automatically.
Features, Features, and More Features
The Goodman GSZ series 13 seer heat pump condensers ( system rating is 14 seer when matched to the high efficiency AVPTC series variable speed air handers) represent the latest generation design, packed with high technology features.
The coil is a rifled, refrigeration-grade copper tube and aluminum fin construction for maximum durability and heat transfer. All Goodman heat pump condensers are designed for ground level or rooftop mounting with bottom pan rails to elevate the unit away from moisture. The maintenance-free condenser fan motor is totally enclosed and permanently lubricated.
Plus, the built-in filter dryer removes potentially harmful moisture from the system, providing protection from contaminants Goodman doesn't cut corners on the cabinet either - it is constructed from heavy-gauge, zinc-clad G90 galvanized steel and is designed to help prevent damage from yard debris and the elements.
The special polyester powder paint finish is "baked-on", providing an extra measure of protection for years of long-lasting good looks.
This construction design looks great in any architectural environment.
These high-quality components ensure that your new Goodman heat pump system will comfortably heat and cool your home for years to come.
R-410a Refrigerant - Earth Friendly
Your new Goodman 14 SEER central heat pump system is not only easy on your wallet, but is also easy on our environment. Since this refrigerant does not contain Chlorine, it is more environmentally friendly than R-22 refrigerant, the refrigerant currently used in most air conditioning systems.
Introduced as the alternative to R-22, R-410a has helped increase the durability and reliability of air conditioning compressors.
Additional Outstanding Features
Quiet Operation So You and Your Neighbors Can Rest Easy
The last thing you want is to hear a noisy air conditioner starting up at night. Goodman understands and builds each unit to ensure that your air conditioner won't interfere with a good night's sleep.
Built-in sound deadening features include:
The result? Quiet and smooth operation that won't disturb you and your family.
Affordable and Efficient Performance
Don't be fooled by the affordable price tag - Goodman is a leader in home heating and cooling systems. In fact, Goodman is the second largest HVAC manufacturer in the world providing the longest and most comprehensive warranty's in the industry.
Every single unit is run-tested before shipment and leak-tested three separate times during the manufacturing process to ensure a trouble-free installation. Plus, to save costs at installation time the heat pump condenser is pre-charged with R-410A refrigerant for up to 15-20 feet of tubing.
The new Goodman GSZ series heat pumps offer affordable, reliable, and quiet operation you can count on year after year.
Under the terms of all manufacturer's warranty and to comply with federal refrigerant handling laws, it is required that the system be checked, started up and signed-off on by a licensed air conditioning/heating contractor prior to use. Failure to comply with this provision will void all factory warranties. Keep a copy of the installation ticket for your records. Please ensure that all supply and return ductwork is properly sized and that a permit is obtained (where required). Always conform with applicable local and state codes. Electrical connections should only be made by a licensed electrical contractor. Unqualified persons should never attempt installation of this or any HVAC system.
HERE IS YOUR WARRANTY COVERAGE!
*Labor is not covered under the terms of the manufacturer's warranty * This unit is not approved for use in mobile homes
Under the terms of all manufacturer's warranty and to comply with federal refrigerant handling laws, it is required that the system be checked and started up and signed-off on by a licensed air conditioning/heating contractor prior to use. Please ensure that all supply and return ductwork is properly sized and that the installation is permitted (where required) and conforms with local and state codes. Electrical connections should always be made by a licensed electrical contractor.
The AVPTC series air handler provides quiet air delivery and is designed to meet a variety of installation requirements. It can be installed as an upflow (ductwork in the attic), horizontally (air handler located in the attic or basement), or as a downflow (ductwork under the floor). Standard features include a fully insulated cabinet for quiet operation, an adjustable multi-speed motor, copper tube and aluminum fin coils, and a transformer and blower time delay for maximum efficiency. Also includes a supplemental heating element up to 15KW for increased heating capacity.
A variable speed motor is different from a standard motor in that it features a high efficiency Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) by General Electric.
This feature is important because full air delivery is only needed a small portion of the time. During lower demand times this motor reduces its speed providing up to 4 times better humidity control, better air distribution throughout your home, and greatly reduced operating costs.
Better air distribution will provide a marked improvement in those areas of your home where air delivery has been a problem such as the rooms farthest from the blower.
Another important feature of a variable speed Goodman air handler is the reduction of what is referred to as "cold blow", or the cold blast of air upon heating startup.
"Cold blow" results from cold air that develops in the duct system while the heat is in an off-cycle. When the heater fan cycles on, the cold air is moved very quickly into your home resulting in an uncomfortable draft.
The Goodman variable speed air handler virtually eliminates cold blow with a "soft start," or a gradual increase in fan speed over the initial 3 to 4 minutes of the on-cycle.
This cold air is combined with preheated air from the air handler blower and is delivered at a slower velocity until it reaches full operating temperature.
The result? Improved heating comfort and a dramatic reduction of the uncomfortable drafts associated with non-variable speed air handlers.
The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) sets the heating ventilation and air conditioning industry's standards for performance and efficiency.
When you use the Goodman AVPTC air handlers, you are getting ARI-certified performance, as well as quality, reliability, and comfort.
Standard Goodman air handler quality features include:
Goodman uses only high quality, long-lasting rifled copper tubing in their coil construction to withstand the rigors of typical use and to provide maximum heat transfer.
This durable tubing is mechanically bonded to enhanced rippled-edged and louvered fins, providing even heat transfer that's efficient and economical.
Then, to ensure consistent performance, every coil is tested three times to detect leaks. And not just the obvious kind.
Goodman tests for the smallest possible leaks, so small they may only surrender one ounce of refrigerant in ten years. It's this commitment to quality performance that seperates the Goodman AVPTC series air handler from the competition.
The Goodman AVPTC series air handler is not only among the most dependable made, but can significantly improve the air quality in your home.
Goodman has created a specially-designed drain pan that provides for more complete condensation removal, preventing the build-up of mold and mildew within the system.
And, when you add one of our whole-house air cleaners to your system, you will experience a reduction in dust, pollen and other allergens throughout your entire home resulting in a cleaner, healthier, more comfortable home.
This air handler also includes a supplemental heating element up to 15KW for increased heating capacity. (When purchased as part of an optional electric heat system) Flexible installation
The Goodman air handler is versatile and can be installed as an upflow (ductwork above the air handler), downflow (ductwork under the air handler), and horizontally (air handler in an attic, crawlspace, or basement).
If you are capable, you can do most of the installation yourself and then set up a service call for a professional to come and open the refrigeration system and check the charge.
Any qualified air conditioning technician can easily install this system in your home or office. It will normally require about 5-8 hours to replace an existing, similar type system.
The included Thermal Expansion Valve (TXV) for your new heat pump system will result in superior performance across a wide range of operating conditions, as well as energy and cost savings.
A TXV meters the flow of refrigerant to the indoor evaporator coil of your air conditioning system. Much as our eyes automatically adjust to varying light conditions, a TXV automatically adjusts to changing cooling requirements.
When conditions call for maximum cooling, the TXV increases the flow of refrigerant to the indoor coil. When the cooling demand is lower, the TXV automatically restricts the flow of refrigerant, increasing the system efficiency and reducing energy costs.
A TXV can help your system adjust and respond to continuously changing cooling requirements, providing superior comfort levels and saving you money.
Standard variable speed air handler features include a fully insulated cabinet for quiet operation, an adjustable multi-speed motor, copper tube and aluminum fin coils, and a transformer and blower time delay for maximum efficiency.
This variable speed air handler also includes a supplemental heating element up to 15KW for increased heating capacity.
The Goodman® 2006 AVPTC Multi-Position Air Handler is suitable for use with refrigerants R-410A and R-22. This unit features a check flowrater expansion device and may be installed in a variety of locations.