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Condensate Management Options for Amana/Goodman 90%+ AFUE Furnaces

Daikin has released Technical Service Bulletin TSB C-FN-0046 regarding condensate management for flue vents and intake piping on 90%+ AFUE condensing furnaces. From Daikin: For furnace installations with long runs of minimally sloped horizontal exhaust pipe, it is important to... Read More

Turn Back Time: The History of HVAC

Imagine a world with no air conditioning to cool you off in the summer or no heat to warm your home in the winter. What was once considered a luxury, is now a necessity for consumers. In fact, each year... Read More

New Safety Label Added To Amana/Goodman Gas Fired Products

Goodman has released Service Bulletin SA–034, giving notice of a new safety label being added to gas fired products. From Goodman: ATTENTION: New safety label added to our gas fired products (see below). Gas-fired appliances (furnaces and package units) use... Read More

ComfortBridge™ Furnace Firmware Update for Dual Fuel Applications

Goodman has released Service Bulletin SR – 084 regarding ComfortBridge furnaces in dual fuel applications not locking out compressor operation when the outdoor operation is below 0°F. From Goodman: 80% and 90% ComfortBridge furnaces when matched with communicating heat pumps in a... Read More

*MVC80803 Furnaces Not Making High Fire Pressure Switch

Goodman has released Service Bulletin SF-083 concerning AMVC80803/GMVC80803 not making the high fire pressure switch, causing the furnace to fault into an E9 error code.  (more…) Read More

PSR-01 Collector Box Pressure Switch Relocation Kit Now Available

Goodman has released Service Bulletin SF-082 announcing the availability of a PSR-01 Collector Box Pressure Switch Relocation Kit, which provides an alternate location to connect the collector box front cover pressure switch on Amana and Goodman furnaces. (more…) Read More

ComfortBridge™ Communicating Control System Added To Amana & Goodman 80% Furnaces

Goodman Manufacturing has announced the next phase in the roll out of ComfortBridge -equipped furnaces.  The new board-based communication platform has now been added to AMVC, GMVC, ACVC and GCVC8 80% variable speed, ECM-based 2-stage gas furnace models. The equipment... Read More

ComfortBridge™ Control System Furnace Non-Communicating Setup Using PCB Pushbuttons

Goodman has released updated Service Bulletin SF-078 REV1 containing instructions on setting up a new ComfortBridge™ control system furnace with a non-communicating outdoor unit. (For Goodman's announcement on the ComfortBridge system, click here.) From Goodman: UPDATE July 2019: SF-078 REV1... Read More

ComfortBridge: Amana & Goodman’s New Communicating Interface for Equipment

Goodman Manufacturing has announced the next phase of its communicating equipment interface: ComfortBridge™. This technology will replace the current ComfortNet™ communicating thermostat. What is ComfortBridge? ComfortBridge is a board-based communication platform (versus the thermostat-based ComfortNet technology). It uses Bluetooth® technology... Read More

Amana/Goodman 80% Furnace Flue Connector Fit-Up Inaccuracy

Goodman has released Service Bulletin SF-076 concerning the positioning of the flue connector fit-up on an on 80% furnaces produced at the new Daikin Texas Technology Park. Please note: The positioning of the flue fit-up connector does not affect the safety... Read More

Incorrect Speed Selection on Dip Switch Sticker on *MVC96/*CVC96 Furnace

Goodman has released Service Bulletin SF-075 concerning an error found on the dip switch sticker on select furnaces: Goodman has discovered an error in the blower speed label affixed to the *MVC96 and *CVC*96 furnace product. Under the Speed Selection... Read More

Goodman Expands 96% Furnace Offering

Goodman has expanded its furnace offerings by launching the new GMEC96 and ACEC96 model furnaces.  These new options are the downflow/horizontal version of the popular GMEC96 and AMEC96 furnace lines. The new models feature: 96% AFUE Energy-efficient, multi-speed ECM motor... Read More

New “D” Cabinet Width on Goodman GMVC96 and Amana AMVC96 Furnaces

Goodman Manufacturing has expanded its furnace offering by adding a D-width (24-1/2”) to the popular GMVC96 and AMVC96 furnaces in the 100MBH, 5 ton size.  Previously, these models have only been offered with the C-width (21") cabinet. The D-width cabinet... Read More

Goodman Tubular Upgrade Warranty Program Updates

Goodman Manufacturing offers a Tubular Upgrade Program, which provides contractors with the option of upgrading homeowners with a non-functional clamshell-type heat exchanger (covered under the terms of the original warranty) to a new Goodman brand furnace featuring a tubular heat... Read More

Amana® Products Now Have Premium Product Packaging

To better differentiate its Amana brand, Goodman Manufacturing has introduced premium product packaging on all Amana brand high efficiency equipment: condensing units, heat pumps, furnaces, and air handlers. The packaging enhancements are designed to better protect products in transit and... Read More

Maryland Tax Free Weekend – Feb 18 – 20

  Maryland is holding a Tax Free Weekend for EnergySTAR® HVAC products from February 18 - February 20, 2017. Qualifying products include: Boilers Condensers Dehumidifiers Furnaces Heat Pumps Programmable Thermostats To participate in the tax holiday, you must buy and... Read More

Rinnai Direct Vent Wall Furnaces Now In Stock At HVAC Distributors

Are your customers looking for a cost-effective heating solution for a particular living space or even their whole home?  HVAC Distributors now stocks Rinnai EnergySaver® Direct Vent Wall Furnaces, with self-adjusting heat that keeps room temperature consistent, from floor to ceiling. Benefits: Easy... Read More

Goodman Manufacturing Increases ENERGY STAR Certified Products

Goodman Manufacturing recently announced its continued and expanded participation in U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR program. ENERGY STAR is frequently a shorthand criteria for federal, regional and local energy rebates, and this increased participation will make it easier for you to... Read More

Updated: 2016 HVAC Homeowner Rebates – PECO

Philadelphia Area Contractors, read on for current Homeowner Rebates from PECO. For assistance determining qualifying match-ups, use the AHRI site. PECO Smart Home Rebates can be combined with EAP rebates for additional homeowner savings. PECO Smart Home Rebates Updated as of June... Read More

Federal Tax Credits on Qualifying Residential Indoor Comfort Systems

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 has been extended and revised to provide federal tax credits on qualifying, high-efficiency residential HVAC products and systems through December 31, 2016. Many Amana systems qualify for these rebates. Goodman has provided... Read More

Lockouts On Modulating Furnaces

Goodman recently released Service Bulletin SF-067 regarding lockouts on 40" modulating furnaces. From Goodman: Nuisance or unexplained lockouts (E0 Lockout Code Displayed on 7-Segment Display) with the 40” modulating furnaces may be due to moisture in the front cover pressure switch tube,... Read More

2016 HVAC Homeowner Rebates – PECO

EDITED TO ADD: As of September 22, 2016, this program's funding has been exhausted. Philadelphia Area Contractors, read on for current Homeowner Rebates from PECO. For assistance determining qualifying match-ups, use the AHRI site. PECO Smart Home Rebates can be combined... Read More

2016 HVAC Homeowner Rebates – PGW

Philadelphia Area Contractors, read on for current Homeowner Rebates from PGW. For assistance determining qualifying match-ups, use the AHRI site. PGW Efficient Equipment Rebates Available September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016 Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are... Read More

Goodman Announces New Location of Furnace Rating Label & Serial Number on 34.5″ Furnaces

[caption id="attachment_205" align="alignleft" width="220"] Updated 34.5" Blower Door Serial Number & Rating Info Location[/caption] Goodman Manufacturing recently issued Service Bulletin SF-063 to remind contractors that the furnace rating label for the 34.5” chassis furnaces, which contains the furnace serial number, is located on the... Read More

Modulating Furnace – Gas Manifold Pressure/Valve Adjustment

Goodman has released Service Bulletin SF-065 regarding the proper procedure for adjusting the manifold pressure or gas valve on modulating furnaces. From Goodman: In the event of low manifold gas pressure, loss of flame, or low flame signal fault alerts on modulating furnaces, perform... Read More

New 34.5″ Chassis High Efficiency Furnace Venting Table

Goodman recently issued Service Bulletin SF-064 to provide updated venting tables for the 34.5" furnaces. It is important to note that this service bulletin pertains to furnace venting tables for the models specified in it.  While the bulletin stresses the importance of... Read More

Aluminum Coil Cleaning Best Practices

Goodman recently issued Service Bulletin SA-026 to address inquiries related to recommended cleaning practice for aluminum evaporator coils. Best cleaning practice is to simply flush the coil with water. Alternately, you can use an approved, non-chlorine cleaner (such as Nu-Calgon - EVAP-Green -... Read More

2015 Spring HVAC Training Schedule Announced

The Spring 2015 Training Schedule has just been released and we are excited to be offering some new classes this season! Training from HVAC can help you to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to keep up with the constantly changing... Read More

Replacement of Front Collector Box Cover on Some 92% Goodman Brand Furnaces

Goodman recently issued Service Bulletin SF-060 regarding incorrect front collector box covers being used on some some AMSS920803BNAA, DM92SS0803BNAA and GMSS920803BNAA model furnaces with serial numbers 1501360901 and prior. From Goodman: (more…) Read More

New Amana Goodman Gas Furnace Line-Up Announced

We are pleased to announce that effective this fall, Amana/Goodman will be introducing a revised 90%+ Gas Furnace line-up. The new line-up has higher efficiency and greater installation flexibility (think smaller & 3-position installation). Read more for the full details! (more…) Read More

Modulating Furnace – Service Replacement Control Board PCBKF200SF

Goodman recently issued Service Bulletin SF-048 regarding Modulating Furnace Replacement Control Board PCBKF200SF. From Goodman: We have received reports that when replacing the control board on the modulating furnace, the  necessary data is not consistently being uploaded to the replacement... Read More