I am brand new to the site and am looking to replace my current heat pump/Air handler system. I've gotten quotes from installers who seem to specialize in their selected brand: Trane, York, Lennox, and Goodman. The guy I'm leaning toward is the goodman dealer. However, the more I read on other sites, the more I see people think Goodman is junk. However, others have said that if the unit is pretty good, all the brands should be pretty reliable. I haven't read the exact warranty terms for Goodman yet (I'm going to read those next), but the guys said it was a 10-year parts AND labor.
I tried using the AHRI website to figure out what the actual SEER and HSPF would be with these components, but I couldn't figure it out. I live in Seattle, so the temperatures are typically pretty mild and the heating is what I'd be using mostly.
Here is the system that is being recommended:
Heat Pump: DSZ-C160241; 2.5 ton
Air Handler: AVPTC183014
-Is Goodman junk, or is it a good system?
-Has anyone experienced their warranty policies if it is installed by a professional?
-Is this system setup good?
-Is this going to be an efficient setup?
Thanks a lot in advance for any advice you can give.