HVAC ?

Well I bought a home a couple years ago and noticed when I first used the HVAC system that the vents did not blow very much air. I left overseas for a year now I am back it's getting very hot so I turn the unit on and still noticed very little air blowing from unit. I replaced the filters every couple of months when the unit is used, and they never had very much dirt on them. I went out side yesterday and notice the compressor outside wasn't blowing hot air like I remember the units used to. I thought since the unit was running all day, without really cooling the house as usual, that maybe the coil was froze up. I yanked and pulled on a panel to get to the coils. I was able to look under the A coil thing and it looks completely covered with dog hair and muck (I don't own a dog the previous owner did) So I found what I believe to be the airflow restriction. Now from what I can tell two lines would have to be cut (probly cleared of freon first then the coil removed and power washed clean. Then repipped the recharge the system. Today I turned the system back on and it did blow hot air like my neighbor does and like I thought it should. Now that would be one thing to do. The other would be replacing the 26-year-old system. It is a gaffers & Sattler. A have done a little research and the XL19i trane seems to be the best unit right now. Can anyone give me a ballpark price to replace the unit with this XL19i trane? I have started to remodel my kitchen so I am not sure if I want to spend the money to replace and slow the remodel of the kitchen or clean the coil and continue full speed on the kitchen.
Thanks for anyone who may have a comment or suggestion
Ryan
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First clean the coil , you dont remove it unless you are Daves Hack Heating co. Get it checked out and do your shopping. A pro is your best bet for a service call.
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