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Goodman Releases 14-in. Wide Furnace for Tight Spaces

Feb. 19, 2018
It's just a mere 14 inches wide, however, the compact Goodman furnace still provides high-efficiency heating with 96+ percent AFUE ratings.

HOUSTON, February 2018 – Reducing size but not performance, Goodman Manufacturing has launched a new slimmed-down gas furnace perfect for space-constrained installations.

While a mere 14 inches wide, the compact Goodman furnace still provides high-efficiency heating with 96+ percent AFUE ratings.

“The slim design of Goodman’s latest gas furnaces will allow installers to go into spaces that they may have never gone before,” explains Jeff Underwood, vice president of marketing, Goodman Business Unit. “These are ideal for new construction and retrofit installations limited by space.”

In a dramatic demonstration of the slimmed-down size, Goodman has created a two-page magazine print ad featuring an actual-size photo of the furnace.

“If the space is wide enough to open a magazine to a spread, then there’s probably enough room to install one of our redesigned, high-performance furnaces,” Underwood says.

“Our GoodmanGMEC96 model furnace is capable of two-stage firing and it goes as low as 21K Btu/h,” explained Underwood, “which could be very useful for zoning and small Btu/h applications.”

Despite the compact size, the Goodman furnaces feature the same heavy-duty aluminized-steel heat exchanger and stainless-steel secondary heat exchanger as the brand’s larger-size furnaces – component designs known for their long-term reliability and performance. 

The selective gas furnaces also feature an energy-efficient, multi-speed ECM blower motor; durable Silicon Nitride igniter; a quiet two-speed induced draft blower; self-diagnostic control board with constant memory fault code history output to an LED; color-coded low-voltage terminals with provisions for electronic air cleaner and humidifier; and low, continuous fan speed options for quiet air circulation.

As with most Goodman gas furnaces, cabinets are designed with heating and air condition technicians’ needs in mind, offering multi-position installation; convenient left or right connection for gas and electrical service; easy-to-install top venting with optional side venting; airtight solid bottom or side return with easy-cut tabs for effortless removal in bottom air-inlet applications; and a fully insulated heat exchanger and blower section.

Three Goodman gas furnace families feature the redesigned cabinet: the Goodman GMEC96, GMSS96 and GMSS92. Models range from 30K Btu/h to 60K Btu/h with a 3-ton airflow.

For more about Goodman, visit www.goodmanmfg.com.