I had a 23yr old Carrier model # 38ED030300 condenser unit
2.5 ton & a 3 ton 13 yr old evap. unit. not cooling, in Houston area. Home Warranty paid for installation of new 3 ton condeser unit 10 seer Payne Model PA10JA036-G. Still have the 3 ton evap. unit in attic that is 13 yr old Carrier. It looks to like the new Payne uses more electricity than the old Carrier.
1) Payne has 4.88 lbs. R-22 Minimum circuit amps-21.4
Fan rated @ 1.4 FLA
Compessor@ 16.0 RLA 82.0 LRA
2) Carrier has 7.6 Lbs. R-22 Minimum circuit amps-18.2
Fan rated @ 1.1 FLA
Compresssor@ 13.7 RLA 65 LRA
Do the above numbers mean I got a less efficient condensor and brand name doesn't bother me but higher electric bill does. Should I go ahead now and change evaporator coil or wait til it goes out? Should I ask for a more efficient model that uses the same or less electric than the old one?this is one of 2 units on a 2600 sq. ft home in Houston Tx. Area.Don't know for sure what FLA or RHA mean but looks like amps they pull maybe. Some insight from a Pro would be very welcome. My old unit said High efficiency on it and was a lot bigger 2.5 ton than the new 3 ton.