I am considering replacing my GE Weathertron (2.5 ton) electric heatpump & associated systems (guessing at least 25 years old).
I have been in this house (1500 sq ft, split foyer) for 10 years, and to my embarrassment (& to the testiment of this GE product), I have never had the unit serviced -- it has been "Old Faithful". Last winter, it did struggle some. I live in Iowa, so it does get hot/muggy summers, and winter's Jan. weather dipps to -20F for a couple weeks.
I am getting bidds from various venders, ie: Lennox XP19 (18 SEER & 9.30 HSPF) 2-stage heat pump & air handler; a Tappan 3-ton 2-stage, as well as Heil products.
What am I seeking? Which product has fewest maintenance calls? Which is closest to trouble-free? Which works best/lasts a long while? Bids, thus far vary by $. I figure it just may be time to swap equipment and take advantage of tax brakes, etc. Does GE still make a similar product?