I'm really just looking for some facts here. 10 Seer 5 ton goodman CE60 condneser unit just quit after 14 years (compressor broke). A/C only system. House is 50's construction, handler of unknown age, but pre-1992. (Intercity Products, 1/2 hp is about all I could find on it - I guess thats the blower). Handler in the attic, but I can't imagine how they got it up there - the biggest hole in the ceiling is the return duct, so maybe they put it up through there. Kind of reluctant to mess with it and tear the house up unless I *have* to.
Have a Goodman 13 seer GSC130601A condenser en route to me. Read varying opinions about whether a 13 seer condenser will work with older coil/blower. Local pro installer says I should have got a new 10 seer condenser instead.
My question is - What are the actual issues (without the voodoo(!)) that affect if a 13 seer condenser will work with the existing handler/coil?
Thanks for reading and any replies.