Trying to source a split system...

Requirements: 18K BTU 240VAC As efficient as possible Able to stand up to a salt-air environment.
Reason: It's finally happened - the bottom of my bloody Miller condenser unit has rusted out and the fan fell out through the hole, LOL. Sounded like someone was whacking the unit with a broomstick until the fan stuck. Rust shards all over the place. Right now I've propped the fan back in place with a makeshift solution (I need my A/C), but I need to source a good replacement quickly.
I'd like something that stands up a bit better to the salt air: perhaps something with a fiberglass outer shell and gold-anodized radiator fins :-). Any suggestions?
Oh, electricity here costs US$0.33/kWh, so efficiency is a BIG concern as well.
Regards, Brian
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On Wed, 1 Nov 2006 10:19:34 -0400, "Brian Steele"

Yur funny. Go for the cheapest high efficiency you can afford or have someone custom build one for you out of all stainless steel. Where you live, they rust out and that's just all there is too it. Bubba

Then you better get something efficient. How about a 27 SEER Geothermal?

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My friend you are living on some other planet then planet called earth, however I do not find it unreasonable to ask, as much I can say there is no such enamel being manufacture not even for uncle Sam there are some units made for military better quality but you and I can afford it, would be lot cheaper for you to buy a new unit every couple years. Dido say that

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It turns out that York makes condenser units with fiberglass shells. I'm looking into that at the moment. Should last a lot longer than these enamel-painted metal shells.
Regards, Brian

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Look at Daikinac.com, units come with standard coil coating. Brian Steele wrote:

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