Comfortmaker SoftSound Deluxe CCA7 Review
SEER:Up to 17
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 70
Price:$3,300 - $4,200
Tonnage:2 to 5
Comfortmaker’s SoftSound Deluxe CCA7 is one of their only two premium-tier air conditioners. This model has a more advanced two-stage compressor for better temperature and humidity control, a high-efficiency rating, and delivers superior cooling capabilities. It also boasts quiet operation and an affordable price, making it a great choice if you're looking to upgrade your cooling system.
About the SoftSound Deluxe CCA7
Average Price (with installation): $3,300 to $4,200
- Two-stage compressor for quieter operation and improved performance
- Can be paired with the Observer wall control for remote system access
- Multiple features and components to increase durability and longevity
- Excellent warranty coverage
The Bottom Line
Comfortmaker air conditioners like the SoftSound Deluxe CCA7 are built to last and provide you with many summers of cool comfort. This model is durable, corrosion-resistant, economical, and an ideal cooling system if you want a high-efficiency air conditioner at a great price.
In Depth Review
SoftSound Deluxe CCA7 Product Specifications:
SEER: Up to 17
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 70
Tonnage: 2 to 5 tonnes
Quiet operation: The SoftSound Deluxe CCA7 is designed to provide cool and quiet comfort, and it has many features that deliver this. The first is the two-stage compressor and two-speed fan, which operate more quietly than the single-stage and single-speed alternatives. The model is also equipped with a noise-absorbing compressor blanket, and the compressor is soft-mounted for even lower noise.
Two-stage compressor: Two-stage compressors are more advanced than single-stage ones, and promise improved energy efficiency, more precise temperature maintenance, and better humidity control. The advanced humidity control also means your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard, which will further extend the life of the SoftSound Deluxe CCA7.
Observer wall control compatible: The SoftSound Deluxe CCA7 can be controlled using the Observer communicating wall control, which is an advanced smart thermostat that can give you remote access to your cooling system, and provide you with easy control over the temperature level in your home and the cooling system’s energy performance.
Other Key Features
- High- and low-pressure switches prevent damage to the unit
- Equipped with tight wire grille panels that protect the coil and make it easy to access for cleaning
- Galvanized steel exterior protected by a high-gloss powder coat
- Added strength and durability from protective corner posts that prevent weather and debris damage
- Uses a refrigerant that doesn’t deplete the ozone
Models in Comfortmaker’s premium series, which includes the SoftSound Deluxe CCA7, are backed by an excellent warranty. This includes a 10-year parts limited warranty and an amazing 10-year No Hassle Replacement limited warranty. With the No Hassle Replacement warranty, Comfortmaker will replace your unit if the compressor or coil fails during the warranty period.
Comparable Models by Comfortmaker
Model Comparison by Price: SoftSound Deluxe CCA7 versus Performance N4A7
Although it’s still an affordable model for many, the SoftSound Deluxe CCA7 is still one of the most expensive air conditioners that Comfortmaker offers. When compared to a low-tier model like the Performance N4A7, for example, you could save about $1,000 by opting for the more economical Performance model.
Model Comparison by Features: SoftSound Deluxe CCA7 versus Performance N4A7
Even though the Performance N4A7 is significantly cheaper than the SoftSound Deluxe CCA7, it is still an excellent and high-quality air conditioner that has many of the same features and specifications as the premium-tier unit. It similarly has a two-stage compressor, a SEER rating of 17, and ENERGY STAR certification, meaning you'll save money on upfront costs and your monthly energy bills just as you would with the SoftSound Deluxe. The major difference is that the Performance model only comes with a 10-year parts warranty, and it’s not compatible with the Observer communicating system.
Model Comparison by Tier: SoftSound Deluxe CCA7 versus SoftSound Deluxe CVA9
The only Comfortmaker air conditioner that’s more advanced than the SoftSound Deluxe CCA7 is the SoftSound Deluxe CVA9. This premium offering has a more cutting-edge variable-speed compressor, a SEER rating of 19, a decibel rating of 56, the same warranty terms, and similar technological compatibilities as the CCA7. It also only costs a few hundred dollars more, so you could end up saving more in the long run with the premium CVA9 thanks to the higher efficiency rating.