I live in the Dallas, Texas area. My AC unit just went out and am contemplating getting a new system. I have read about SEER, etc and have rudimentary understanding of what I am dealing with but still consider myself dumb enough to be buffaloed by contractors.
I have heard/read good things about Trane, Lennox, Carrier, Tappan
systems to the point I am totally confused. Such as how a Trane xl19i can be rated as energy efficient but consume more electricity because of the dual compressors(?). How come Tappan (fantstic new technology) does not show up as a top rated or most popular system?
Can anyone point me to a good system for use in this area (ie, do I really need a 20 SEER unit in this geographic area?)
Any help would be appreciated.