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New A/C to pair with an almost-new Goodman furnace?

8 years ago

I recently moved into a 2200SF 1950's ranch. In the time it was on the market, the furnace went out and the previous owners replaced it with a Goodman. Since we have moved in, I had the 24+ year old A/C serviced and the tech found a leak in the evaporator coil and failing hard start capacitor on the condenser. It sounds like the best course of action would be to replace the A/C. I don't think it makes sense to also replace the almost-new furnace (including blower motor), but I've heard bad things about Goodman and their longevity. Do I put in a cheap A/C with the understanding that both will need to be replaced in 5-10 years? Or do I buy a quality A/C and address the furnace issue down the road?

Another wrinkle in the question is that our home warranty may cover part or all of the A/C replacement. Their contractor is coming out today to look at it. I imagine if they do cover anything, it would be replacement with a pretty low-end system.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post and for any advice you can give!

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