Which brand of Central A/C is best?

Which brand of central A/C is best? Also, should I replace a 10-year- old Carrier? The evaporator coils are dirty, rusted, and freeze into ice. I live in Florida and work at home, this thing is always on. Thanks.
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It has often been said here, a good installer is more important than the brand. All the major brands are pretty good.
You may just need a good coil cleaning. Lack of air flow will cause coils to freeze. That is much cheaper than a new unit.
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On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 17:21:52 -0400, "Charles"

yep..we completely replaced our 30+ yo a/c and heating system about 3 years ago.
Even though this new Trane seems to be on more often than it's off, it's very energy efficient. Our heating and cooling bills went down by nearly 25% AND it's cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter...and more quiet too.
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I will bet you never serviced it, doesnt ice give you a hint. My 15yr old Lennox which is serviced yearly was recently said to be fine. Now if you have a 10 seer you might run numbers on payback going to something efficient. Get a reputable pro out to go over everything for you.
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It *is* 10 seer actually and we service it once a year and there's no ice buildup.
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On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 13:24:34 -0700, dangotmail wrote:

Do you like apples or oranges?
One person will tell you Amana, one Carrier, one York, one Trane, and so on and so forth. I will tell you Amana because before I moved and had central air I had a large Amana through the wall unit that functioned without flaw for almost 13 years and still does to my knowledge. The new house had a decent furnace but an old condensing unit. I replaced the outdoor unit 6 years ago with an Amana and it is very quiet, looks and cools great. It's right next to my deck and you hardly know it's running.
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