Comfortmaker Performance N4A6 Review
SEER:Up to 17
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 70
Compressor Type:Single-Stage Scroll
Price:$2,500 - $3,500
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Comfortmaker’s Performance N4A6 is a low-tier air conditioner with a single-stage scroll compressor. It offers a great efficiency rating and ENERGY STAR® certification, so it’s sure to save you plenty on your monthly energy bills, especially if you're upgrading from an older and less efficient cooling system. One of the best things about Comfortmaker air conditioners like the Performance N4A6 is they're economical and reliable, so this model is a great contender for a cooling system upgrade.
About the Performance N4A6
Average Price (with installation): $2,500 to $3,500
- ENERGY STAR® certification and high-efficiency operation
- Quiet and reliable performance
- Affordable system
- Many additional features to protect the unit and increase longevity
The Bottom Line
Comfortmaker focuses most on making durable and reliable air conditioners you can depend on, so low-tier models like the Performance N4A6 don’t have a lot of additional bells and whistles in terms of features and technologies. But if what you're looking for is a high-quality and efficient air conditioner that will see you through many summers, then the Performance N4A6 is a solid choice.
In Depth Review
Performance N4A6 Product Specifications:
Compressor: Single-stage scroll
SEER: Up to 17
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 70
Tonnage: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
The Performance N4A6’s single-stage scroll compressor promises better efficiency, quieter performance, and more durable and lasting performance than a cooling system with a standard compressor. This means your home will always be at the perfect temperature all summer long, and you'll spend less on your monthly energy bills. The N4A6 is also compatible with most cooling thermostats, so you can use whatever system you like to control your cooling needs.
Other Key Features
- Uses a more environmentally responsible refrigerant
- Built to withstand the elements and debris
- Has a filter drier that prevents moisture damage
- Single-speed fan
- Durable galvanized steel is protected by a baked-on powder coat finish
- Tight wire grille panels protect the coil and allow for easy access when cleaning
As a low-tier offering, the Performance N4A6 comes backed by a 10-year limited parts warranty, as long as you register the unit within 90 days of installation. Otherwise, the warranty shortens to a five-year parts warranty.
Comparable Models by Comfortmaker
Model Comparison by Price: Performance N4A6 versus SoftSound Deluxe CVA9
Comfortmaker’s Performance N4A6 is a high-quality and reliable air conditioner that’s also very economical, and while there are a few models in the line that are cheaper, there are also several that are more expensive. The SoftSound Deluxe CVA9, for instance, is the premium cooling system from Comfortmaker, and it’s also the most expensive model they make. In fact, if you wanted to opt for the more advanced premium model, you’d need roughly an extra $1,000 in your budget compared to the Performance N4A6.
Model Comparison by Features: Performance N4A6 versus SoftSound Deluxe CVA9
The SoftSound Deluxe CVA9 is a more expensive air conditioner than the Performance N4A6, but with the added cost comes additional features and technologies that the Performance doesn’t offer. The SoftSound Deluxe has a variable-speed compressor that delivers excellent temperature and humidity control as well as energy efficiency, it has a SEER rating of 19, a 10-year No Hassle Replacement warranty in addition to the parts warranty, and it’s compatible with the Ion System Control smart thermostat for the ultimate performance and comfort control.
Model Comparison by Tier: Performance N4A6 versus Performance N4A4**C
The Performance N4A4**C isn't as efficient as the N4A6, but it has something the N4A6 doesn’t: it has been built specifically for durability and lasting performance in coastal climates. It has special protective and corrosion-resistant features that make it more durable in areas where there's always salt in the air, including a full-coverage powder coat paint finish, epoxy-phenolic fins, and protective inlet grille panels.