I have a Goodman 14 Seer 5 ton unit. The compressor has gone bad and is out of warranty. Below is the data tag. It is a SSX1460 with 410A type freon. A family member works for wholesaler in another state and provided the equipment to me and I had a a local HVAC contractor install it. Unfortunately the product was not registered with goodman at the time of install so my warranty options are limited (that original contractor not in business any longer too). The quote to replace just the compressor seemed excessive so I contacted the same family member to cross check and get his opinion. Granted that person does not have a good working knowledge of the residential side as he focuses on commercial side of business and he fairly far up the management chain. He suggested just replacing the outside condenser unit and that he could provide it relatively inexpensively and I would have someone local install. So I took pictures of the data tag;
But the replacement he sent is a GSX130601 which is a 13 Seer 5 ton unit which also uses the 410A freon with the data tag below.
I know the 13 seer is less efficient (I wonder how much). But above and beyond that is it even compatible with my existing coil? Also not sure if how that effects warranty too. Footprint of 13 seer is considerably smaller that 14 too. Any input would be appreciated. Family member did as favor and even though they dropped ball hate going back to him.