I am about to replace a 22 year old Rheem condenser unit and 12 year old furnace. I have found an excellent contractor who has done the load calculation, climbed through the attic with me and answered all of my stupid questions. I do want to get an outside opinion on if certain units stand up better to salty, Gulf of Mexico air (Corpus Christi, TX area) than others.
I am leaning towards a Goodman unit because, well, I'm a bit of a penny-pincher. I think I prefer the plain-Jane SSX14 model. I am also considering the DSXC16 two-stage model, mainly for improved humidity removal, as it stays pretty sticky down here.
With regular rinsing and maintenance, will the Goodman units last as long as the equivalent Lennox or Carrier products? Thanks in advance for your help!