Goodman GCEC96; 96% AFUE; 40,000 BTU; Two Stage Multi-Speed Gas Furnace

High Efficiency Downflow/Horizontal Blower with 1,200 Max CFM. Natural Gas with Low NOx Emissions. 17.5" Cabinet Width.

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   The GCEC96 two-stage, multi-speed furnace was designed to provide premium efficiency at an affordable price. It features Goodman's superior heat exchanger design for the primary heat exchanger and an additional secondary heat exchanger to ensure that your energy dollars aren't being vented out of your home. This combination results in a furnace that converts 96% of the energy used directly into heat for your home, Goodman's highest mark for a two-stage furnace. Instead of a standard multi-speed blower motor, the GCEC960403BN utilizes an ECM motor, which uses less power and provides smarter circulation.

Advanced Heat Exchanger Design

The GCEC96 furnace employs a reliable dual-diameter tubular heat exchanger design. Aluminized steel is used in construction for incredibly efficient heat transfer and wrinkle-bend technology for extraordinary durability.

Secondary Heat Exchanger

This furnace produces additional heat without using more fuel by directing combustion gases through a secondary heat exchanger before they are vented.

Quiet Comfort

Goodman takes great pride in producing equipment that doesn't disrupt your home. The blower and gas valve of the GCEC96 were selected for their incredibly low sound levels.

Venting Options

The GCEC96 offers several venting options to streamline installation in a variety of applications. It can be used in either a two-pipe direct vent setup or a single-pipe configuration with combustion air provided from within your home.

Secure Cabinet

All GCEC96 furnaces are protected by a durable steel cabinet rated for less than 2% air leakage. The heat exchanger section is insulated to prevent heat loss and the return side of the cabinet is solid and airtight.

Self-Diagnostic Control Board

The GCEC96 continuously monitors the system to ensure reliable operation, stores the last diagnostic codes in memory, and a flashing LED indicates condition for quick troubleshooting.

Extended Warranty

Goodman offers a 10-year limited unit replacement and parts warranty when you register your product online within 60 days of installation. An unregistered product has the standard 5-year warranty. 


General Information
TypeGas Furnace
Product LineGCEC96
Fuel Type Natural Gas
Vent TypeDirect Vent
Modulating/StagingTwo Stage
Blower MotorECM Multi-Speed
Installation AvailableYes


AFUE 96 %
Heating BTU40000
High Fire Input40000 BTU
High Fire Output38400 BTU
Low Fire Input28000 BTU
Low Fire Output26880 BTU
Maximum Air Flow1200 CFM
Ultra Low NOx EmissionsNo
Low NOx EmissionsYes

Flue Connection Size 2 or 3 Inches
Cabinet Width17 1/2 Inches
Product Height 34 1/2 Inches
Product Width 17 1/2 Inches
Product Depth 28 3/4 Inches
Product Weight 112 Pounds
Shipping Weight 112 Pounds


Country of OriginUnited States
Energy Star ListedYes
ETL ListedYes
AHRI CertifiedYes
ISO CertifiedYes
AHRI Reference Number10333719