Comfortmaker Performance N4A7 Review
SEER:Up to 17
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 71
Price:$2,600 - $3,600
Tonnage:2 to 5
The N4A7 is one of Comfortmaker’s low-tier Performance series, and this is an affordable and reliable cooling system that promises high efficiency and years of dependable service. It also has a superior two-stage compressor for optimal cooling performance, humidity reduction, and energy use. A good warranty backs the N4A7, so you can rest assured you'll get many summers of cool comfort from this air conditioner.
About the Performance N4A7
Average Price (with installation): $2,600 to $3,600
- More advanced two-stage compressor for improved performance and cooling capabilities
- High-efficiency operation
- Durable and reliable cooling performance for many years
- Economical and money-saving
The Bottom Line
The Performance N4A7 is a reliable cooling system that’s at once affordable and long-lasting, and it has many features that protect the unit from wear and tear, corrosion, debris, and other factors that could cause problems. This is also a very economical air conditioner, and even though it doesn’t have a lot of extra features or technologies, it will ensure your home is comfortable all summer long, no matter what the weather throws at it.
In Depth Review
Performance N4A7 Product Specifications:
SEER: Up to 17
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 71
Tonnage: 2 to 5 tonnes
Better humidity and temperature control: The two-stage compressor behind the Performance N4A7 offers better temperature maintenance, increased humidity control, and improved energy performance when compared to a cooling system with a single-stage compressor. Not only does this mean your home will be comfortable for less, but the humidity control will also ease the load on your air conditioner, saving you even more money and increasing the lifespan of the unit.
Durability and lasting performance: Comfortmaker cares about the money you invest in their products, so the Performance N4A7 has many features and components designed to make the unit more durable and long-lasting. These include a durable design to protect the unit from debris and the elements, corrosion-resistance, a filter drier that prevents moisture damage, a galvanized steel exterior protected by a baked-on powder coat finish, and tight wire grille panels that protect the coil and make it easy to clean.
Other Key Features
- Two-speed fan
- Can be controlled with most cooling thermostats
- Uses R-410A refrigerant that doesn’t deplete the ozone
The Performance N4A7 comes with a standard five-year limited parts warranty, but if you register the unit within 90 days of installation, then this increases to a 10-year limited parts warranty that will provide replacement components should your cooling system need repairs down the road.
Comparable Models by Comfortmaker
Model Comparison by Price: Performance N4A7 versus SoftSound Deluxe CCA7
As a low-tier offering from Comfortmaker, the Performance N4A7 is one of the most affordable models in their line. This is especially true when compared to a mid-tier or premium-tier model like the SoftSound Deluxe CCA7, which would cost nearly $1,000 more than the Performance N4A7. With the additional cost, however, you get a better warranty and more technological compatibilities, though the SoftSound Deluxe isn't any more advanced in terms of the compressor style or efficiency rating.
Model Comparison by Features: Performance N4A7 versus SoftSound CSA6
All Comfortmaker air conditioners are built to provide reliable cooling comfort for many years, and the differences in features between the tiers generally come down to things like warranty terms and technological compatibilities. When you compare the Performance N4A7 and mid-range SoftSound CSA6, it’s hard to say one is superior because they each have advantages. The Performance has a more advanced compressor and slightly higher SEER rating, but the SoftSound CSA6 comes with an additional five-year No Hassle Replacement limited warranty. The mid-range model can also be paired with a smart thermostat for better comfort management and remote access to your cooling system, and it’s also slightly quieter but marginally more expensive.
Model Comparison by Tier: Performance N4A7 versus Performance N4A6
The Performance N4A7 and N4A6 are nearly identical in terms of pricing, warranty, specifications, features, and even SEER rating. The main difference is the Performance N4A6 only has a single-stage compressor, meaning it’s slightly less advanced in terms of temperature maintenance, humidity control, quiet operation, and energy efficiency.