The Goodman® GSZ13 heat pump uses the environmentally friendly refrigerant R-410A and features operating sound levels that are among the best in the heating and air conditioning industry. R-410A is chlorine-free to help prevent damage to the ozone layer. With its 13 SEER rating, the GSZ13 will help reduce energy consumption throughout the life of the system.
This heat pump requires an indoor air handler or evaporator coil as part of a complete system. What tonnage coil or air handler should you use? It depends on two factors about the heat pump: 1) the tonnage, and 2) the efficiency rating (listed as "SEER"). Usually, high efficiency heat pumps are required to use a larger tonnage coil than the tonnage of the heat pump. (For example, a 2 ton heat pump might be paired with a 3 ton or 3.5 ton evaporator coil.) To find the specific coils or air handlers that are recommended by the manufacturer for this heat pump, please click on the Accessories tab above. (Also, you can view the manufacturer's specifications sheets at the "Instructions and Brochures" tab above).
Some models of the Goodman heat pumps include an orifice (also called "flow rater" or "piston") in a small bag taped to the side of the heat pump. If the heat pump you purchase includes this orifice, you will need to replace the orifice already inside the Goodman evaporator coil or air handler you purchase with this orifice included with the heat pump. Doing so makes the heat pump and evaporator coil compatible. You can view this step-by-step guide to see how to easily change the orifice.
If you are installing a heat pump with a backup heat source which will be a fuel furnace , you will need to install an electronic all fuel kit. This kit switches between the two heat sources as needed and prevents both the heat pump and backup heat from running at the same time. Alternatively, you can install the Honeywell VisionPro 8000 (TH8320U 1008) thermostat which has the all-fuel kit functionality built into it already, in which case an external all-fuel kit would not be needed.
Please note that this heat pump equipment comes pre-charged with R-410A liquid refrigerant and by Federal law cannot be released to the atmosphere. Yes, you can purchase this equipment without being EPA certified. And, if you are mechanically inclined you may perform about 90% of the equipment installation yourself. However, we strongly recommend to have a professional heating/cooling contractor do the final part of the installation including managing the refrigerant. An HVAC contractor has the tools and know-how to do this work. Also, having a contractor perform the final startup and inspection of this heat pump validates your warranty with Alpine.
Heat Pump's Standard Features
R-410A environmentally friendly refrigerant
Energy-efficient scroll compressor
850 RPM condenser fan motor
Liquid refrigerant return protection
Factory-installed liquid line filter dryer
Factory-installed, bi-flow liquid line filter dryer
Service valves with sweat connections and easy-access gauge ports
Copper tube/enhanced aluminum fin coil
Reliable time-initiated, temperature terminated defrost control
Contactor with lug connection
Ground lug connection
ARI Certified; ETL Listed
Unique Goodman® sound control top design
Steel louver coil guard
Heavy-gauge, galvanized-steel cabinet
Attractive Architectural Gray powder-paint finish with 500- hour salt-spray
Top and side maintenance access
Service ports and controls are accessible while unit is operating
When properly anchored, meets the 2001 Florida Building Code unit integrity requirements for hurricane-type winds
Air Handler and Coil Compatibilities
Goodman ARPF, ARPT, ADPF, ARUF, AEPF, AEPT — versatile upflow, horizontal or downflow air handlers; may be located in closets, utility rooms, attics, or basements
AWB and AWUF vertical wall-mounted electric heat air handlers
Goodman AC and ACNF ceiling-mounted electric heat air handlers
Goodman MBR/MBE modular blower
Goodman CA, CH and CSCF indoor coils Accessories
Standard room thermostat with 1-stage cool/1-stage heat
Digital room thermostat with 1-stage cool/1-stage heat