We live in Western, NY. Our 2 ton Lennox was installed in 1992 and has a leak in the coil. I just had the freon topped off, hopefully it'll last a year or two.
The old unit is 10.5 SEER. I see the latest units must be at least 13. We use the AC about 5 months/year. House is 2 levels, 1900 sq. feet.
What brands would you recommend, or stay away from? Amana, Lennox, Trane, etc.
Is a 2 ton unit too small for this house in the Western NY climate? I realize you can't inspect the house in detail from here. ;-)
In the past I've read good things about Amana and was happy with the last Amana we had at an older house. I think I want a scroll compressor? We plan to be in the house for a long time.
Which brands are just rebadged versions of other brands? Any other advice?