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.
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.
yep..we completely replaced our 30+ yo a/c and heating system about 3
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.
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
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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