I had a Lennox AC that died the day after the warranty expired. Lovely. Its a Freon leak and the repair would cost more than buying a new unit. I have had 5 bids this week. The "cheapest" was for a day and night using a D&N new furnace, and AC unit. However the salesman wants to use an Aspen coil which is pure copper instead of aluminum. Which is a better coil? I heard aluminum because it doesn't need soldering and is one continuous piece. My old coils rusted out and my Freon leaked out. I also worry about Aspen's TXV value that is part of the coils. Would D&N be better? My last AC they didn't replace the TXV with a Lennox and I lost some SEER.
my quote...please advise if I will really get a SEER 16, EER 13? They won't tell me.
5 ton furnace, D&N, model #IGMXL1102120A
D&N condensing unit model #INXA660GKA
Aspen coil #ACE-60C34210L087
I googled and saw that the condensing upgrade of a CXA660GKA, approx $$$ extra, has the 5 year No hassle guarantee, bells and whistles such as the monitors if the compressor or somethings goes out, plus the sturdy outer case. My gardener swings his blower and is always behind my outdoor unit to trim away weeds so I am wondering if it is worth it to get the guard to protect the unit from him. I heard if it has the guard it is harder to hose to keep the coils cleaner....a negative I heard. I would like your opinion.
ANY ADVISE WOULD BE APPRECIATED. I got burned the last time--ten years ago. I paid a fortune and they didn't replace my coils, nor the copper line and gave me a cheap TXV value. I tried to find out about the SEER at AHRIdirectory.org but their system is down and I have no clue what to type in.