So yesterday, my home A/C system died. There was this loud pop, followed by a hissing noise coming from the compressor (I'm assuming that was freon?). I had Progress Energy out to see if it was a surge (since it popped two circuits to the bedrooms and popped a circuit in my neighbor's house), but he said it was only a "sympathetic surge" and that it was all the A/C system's fault. And sure enough, it's fried...the tech said he couldn't even find the plug inside, it literally blew out. Fuckin-a. 5-year warranty on the Lennox system...and it lasted 7 1/2 years. :really?: And I certainly maintained it through the years. So, even though we're pretty much in no position financially to be purchasing a whole new system (to heat and cool a 2-story, 2000 sq ft home), we're in the market for a new system. :icon_cry: Anybody have any recommendations on brands or know what I should look for...rebates even? It'd be great if you can tell me how to get a nice new system for free! :icon_wink Kidding of course. My neighbors were nice enough to lend us their window a/c units, so I can shop around. And my A/C guy told me he'd get a quote for a Lennox system, but that's it going to be pricey. Is Goodman any good? My neighbor said he might be able to get a new Goodman system at wholesale, I would just have to go pick it up in Wilmington, NC and have someone install it.