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Goodman Manufacturing was founded in 1975 and has a solid reputation for manufacturing HVAC systems and advanced heating controls. The Texas-based company is part of the Daikin Group, the biggest global manufacturer of HVAC systems. They have a number of thermostats on offer with the ComfortNet CTK04 leading the charge.


9.5
Top Pick
A smart thermostat

ComfortNet CTK04 is a smart and versatile thermostat. It can measure, change, or detect the temperature and humidity of various rooms (all at once).

Top Features
  • Users can add an internet gateway for mobile control by getting RedLINK system accessories.

  • The energy-saver feature reduces the energy bill.

  • Compatible with virtual assistants.

With the aid of ComfortNet CTK04 communication control coupled with indoor sensors, users can manipulate the sensing location of the thermostat.

Depending on your temperature needs, you can also install a ComfortNet CTK04 thermostat at the exterior part of your building. When installed outside, users can detect the outdoor temperature and humidity via RedLINK. RedLINK gets the temperature data from the wireless outdoor sensors designed with the thermostat.

HVAC Systems

The ComfortNet CTK04 is specially designed to connect and control the streamlined operation of all Goodman HVAC equipment in your home, including your air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, and air handlers.

If you do not want to go through the stress of programming the thermostat for every day of the week, you can enable the energy saver setting. The energy saver setting helps you minimize your energy usage and reduces your energy bills.

What we liked
  • Programmable for 7 days. The device has a cool design that blends with any home setting. The thermostat has wireless indoor and outdoor sensors for easy detection of the air temperature.
  • The device comes with an easy-to-use backlight.
  • The smart thermostat is compatible with Red accessories.
  • It works with humidifiers, air conditioners, and furnaces.
  • It has a time indicator on the digital touchscreen which makes it easier for users to schedule the room temperature.
What we didn't like
  • No regular energy usage reports.
  • The thermostat does not work with a modulating furnace.
9.3
Runner-up
A multimedia thermostat
Top Features
  • Security features help prevent children or visitors from tampering with the thermostat settings and room temperature.

  • The simple stat feature allows the screen to display the exact display items the user wants to see from time to time.

  • The 7-day usage graph is a huge plus for users who would like to evaluate their energy consumption on a weekly basis. And it is free.

The Goodman Touchscreen series is one of the coolest thermostats we’ve reviewed in a while. Considering the rich quality of its wallpapers, your visitors might mistake the smart thermostat for a digital picture frame.

You can either choose from the in-built nature and holiday-themed pictures or import up to 100 photos. To import pictures, use the Touchscreen desktop app software and SD memory card.

Thermostat Mode

The thermostat allows users to switch between programmable and non-programmable modes. With the ‘simple as you want’ feature, you can remove the cooling references (if you don’t use air conditioners) and you can switch between the programmable and non-programmable mode. Like the simple, as you want mode, the ‘simple stat’ mode keeps display items brief, but this time with larger display numbers.

One of the most enticing features that come with the series is the 7-day energy usage graph/report, meaning you can evaluate the amount of energy used by your TCLs. With the energy usage report, you can make fact-based lifestyle decisions that will conserve the energy used daily and, of course, reduce energy costs.

Lock Feature

To prevent kids/visitors from tampering with the thermostat, you can program the thermostat to lock itself minutes after you have touched it. After locking the thermostat, it will request a password before granting access.

You can also set temperature point limits, which restricts other users from setting the room temperature above or below a particular point. Only users with the password can alter the temperature limits.

What we liked
  • The device works perfectly with almost all HVAC equipment.
  • Its password feature makes the thermostat safer for users with kids.
  • It is dual-fuel capable and has up to 2 cooling and 4 heating stages.
  • It has flexible wallpaper options and a photo import feature that allows users to personalize the wallpaper.
  • The brightness feature is flexible, and it has a dimmer feature for nighttime usage.
What we didn't like
  • It does not have geofencing features.
9.2
A flexible thermostat

The three models, G2111, G4272, and G4273 have switchable auto changeover, adjustable scrolling, flexible backlight intensity, outdoor sensor, remote wireless temperature sensor, Aux heat indicator, “simple as you want” feature, UV lamp replacement reminder.

Top Features
  • Compatible with Wi-Fi

  • Flexible backlight intensity and simple display.

  • Adjustable manual or auto-changeover.

The G2111 model lacks 4 stage heat, 2-stage cool, flexible inter-stage timers, adjustable fan delay, dual fuel support, aux heat lockout, heat pump lockout, humidity module, humidifier pad service reminder, and energy watch.

On the other hand, the G4272 has most of the features in the G2111 edition but lacks features such as free cooling, dual fuel support, aux heat lockout, heat pump lockout, programmable output, humidity module, humidifier pad service reminder, and energy watch.

Out of the three models, the G4273 is the best. It has every feature the G2111 and G4272 models lack. It is a perfect smart thermostat for every home.

What we liked
  • The thermostats are compatible with Skyport cloud services.
  • They are eligible for utility incentives, meaning you can get rebates for the purchase. And this series meets the California Title 24 standards.
  • They work well with virtual assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa.
  • They are compatible with all TCLs ranging from heat pumps to electric furnaces.
  • They are designed with the time indicator feature, which makes it easier for users to schedule the thermostats.
What we didn't like
  • They do not have geofencing features.

This programmable Goodman thermostat is an affordable and easy-to-use device. They designed it to change the room temperature according to your needs.
You can get rid of the auto-changeover feature by scheduling the temperature range for each day of the week.

Top Features
  • The auto-changeover feature allows the device to increase or decrease the power of TCLs based on the current room temperature.

  • The time indicator makes scheduling easier.

  • The thermostat is programmable for 7 days.

What we liked
  • The device is simple to operate and install.
  • The display items can be seen across the room.
  • It has a heat or cool demand indicator.
  • Users can customize their names on the display screen.
What we didn't like
  • The device has no geofencing features.
  • The device has no Touchscreen feature.
8.6
Budget Option
A value range thermostat

The Value Range Goodman thermostat lacks programmability, meaning users will have to rely on the auto-changeover feature when the weather changes. The thermostat is easy to use and install. Unlike other Goodman thermostats, the non-programmable value range thermostat requires a battery to work.

Top Features
  • The thermostat can regulate the room temperature using the auto-changeover feature.

  • The bi-colored LED lets users know when the system is on.

  • It has a bright backlight LCD.

What we liked
  • The mode switch button allows users to turn off, cool, or heat the house.
  • The device is simple to operate and install.
What we didn't like
  • It lacks a time indicator.
  • It cannot be programmed.
  • It lacks geofencing features.
  • It cannot work with virtual assistants.

The Verdict

9.5
Top Pick
A smart thermostat

ComfortNet CTK04 is a smart and versatile thermostat. It can measure, change, or detect the temperature and humidity of various rooms (all at once).

Top Features
  • Users can add an internet gateway for mobile control by getting RedLINK system accessories.

  • The energy-saver feature reduces the energy bill.

  • Compatible with virtual assistants.

Sources

goodmanmfg.com

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  • Robert L. Garlington
    Posted September 11, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    I am going to have my HVAC guy install a goodman 18 SEER Heat pump, . However, I will purchase seperately, and he will adapt, an ETS electric furnace from Steffes. My new Steffes heat system is controled by the old fassioned 24 volt controls and a standard t-stat that can control a heatpump. In actual operation, the Steffes Heating system controls the whole system in the heating mode. However it has nothing to do with cooling, except that he blower is part of the heating system, There is no air handler that comes from Goodman. The system I am supposed to purchase is: CVZC18060. 18 Seer and 5 ton. I am replacing a system that is 25 years old, with an air conditioner and electric ETS furnace. I have a White-Rogers 1F91-71 Thermostat and H/C base that can operate a heat pump. Will i have to change my T-Stat? And if so, will I still be able to integrate my Steffes heating system control that use standard 24 AC control? Please let me know asap as I need to make a decission soon. The weather is going to turn cold soon.

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