First off, thanks for everyone's time up front. I am getting a new condenser installed in my house. The unit is a 28 year old Goodman 5 ton that still works. I want to swap it out for a more energy efficient model. The furnace is a 92% efficient unit that was swapped out 4 years ago. At the time, we left the AC unit because it worked and I didn't have the extra coin to upgrade it. I did replace the indoor coil with a ICP EPM 42J22A1. I am told this was a 5 ton coil, non TXV.
I am looking at Haier HC48C1VAR 4Ton or a Rheem RAND-048JAZ 4Ton. I have done extensive work (down to studs) re insulating all exterior walls to r19 (r13 plus foam board) I also replaced all the windows and increased the attics to R41... this is the rationale for going down from 5 to 4 Ton (2800 Sq ft liveable)We are going to do Manual J calc before we lock down the decision. (My neighbor is a AC contractor - he will be installing)
Seems the reputation, from what I can find, for the Haier is not that great. I know that this is a "ford versus chevy" question, but is there a general consensus on a brand to avoid. (I know that Goodman had a poor rep and my unit has been great!) I lean towards the Copeland scroll versus the Bristol unit.
Thanks very much for time and opinion