Well I finally got the air conditioning unit replaced for the house. It's been a year since the other guy decided not to come back.
The man said my old unit was 28 years old!!!!
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This thing is a monster!
It's a 19.0EER with a two stage compressor.
The inside unit just barely fit in the closet. One more inch and I would have been in trouble. There are three fan speeds.
The white box is a super duper air cleaner upper treater thingy. It will not allow bad air to route back into the house.
I also got the blue ray star wars light thingy that kills all the germs in the return air.
The difference is amazing. No more pollen or smoke in the house. The filters are only changed once a year.
I plan to take the blower and motors out of the old one before hauling it to the junk yard. Maybe a downdraft table?
The only thing I feel badly about is having to hock grandma's wheel chair to pay for it.