Thanks, in advance, for your input.
My central A/C has a leak and needs replacing. My budget better supports buying the A/C only but the contractors push me towards getting a new (forced air) furnace too. The existing furnace is probably 20 years old but it works ok. The arguements presented to me are that you get a more efficient system, have only one set of labor costs and can better rely on all new verses a new A/C with the old furnace.
I'm not sure how long I'll be in the home. 5 years, maybe more/less. This might be more efficient but the ROI seems out there a ways. Resale on the home? Not sure in this market that's compelling either.
Finally, given my budget (post divorce) is it viable to pursue used A/C equipement and install that now. Then look at new when the time is right?
Thank you for the advice.