Napoleon NT Series 16 Review
SEER:Up to 16
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Price:$4500 - $5500
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The NT SERIES 16 is the top model offered by Napoleon. It has a SEER rating of 16, meaning it’s an energy-efficient unit that provides the ideal cooling output to keep your home comfortable during a Canadian summer. It will reduce your cooling bills, and it uses an environmentally friendly refrigerant.
This model review of the NT Series 16 from Napoleon will cover the unit’s key features, warranty details, average pricing in Canada, efficiency, and what sets this model apart from the others in the Napoleon product line.
In fact, the review will directly compare the NT Series 16 to Napoleon’s other two models to give you a really good idea of what this model has to offer and whether it’s right for your home.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (with installation): $4500 - $5500
- High-efficiency SEER rating of 16
- Aluminum coil and fan blades to reduce the chance of rust
- Swept-wing fan blades for quieter operation
- Protected by a decent warranty
- Has an efficient scroll compressor from Copeland
- Offers standard sound performance
- Has design features to facilitate maintenance and service
- Has microchannel condenser coils
- Has the WHISPER QUIET™ design features
- Uses a refrigerant that doesn’t deplete the ozone layer
The Bottom Line
The NT Series 16 is a reliable and efficient unit designed to cool your home effectively. It has many of the same features as Napoleon’s other air conditioners, but it’s the only one in their product line with a high-efficiency SEER.
This air conditioner has a single-stage Copeland scroll compressor like the brand’s other models, but it’s also the only one with a SEER in the recommended range for Canada, which is between 16 and 18.
It will be Napoleon’s most expensive air conditioner, but it will still be more affordable than a lot of premium-tier models from other brands. Furthermore, it will reduce your summer energy bills more than Napoleon’s other models, and it will be better equipped at cooling larger homes, even during heat waves or periods of humidity.
As the premium model by Napoleon, the NT Series 16 is a solid investment that can save you money on your energy bills and improve summer comfort compared to an older A/C with a lower SEER and less power.
Napoleon NT Series 16 Specifications:
- Compressor: Single-stage
- SEER: Up to 16
- ENERGY STAR certified: No
- Decibel rating: As low as 74
- Tonnage: 1.5 to 5 tons
- Cooling capacity: 19,100 to 56,500 Btus
The NT Series 16 is an excellent investment that will last you a long time and provide years of service while using less energy to cool your home.
While Napoleon doesn’t have any cutting-edge technologies, they do put time and effort into equipping their air conditioners with quality components and great design features.
For example, the microchannel coils inside the NT Series 16 are compact, they need less refrigerant, and they offer better heat transfer than traditional coils. Further, they're made exclusively from aluminum, so they're easier to maintain and are more corrosion resistant than composite coils.
This model also has what Napoleon calls WHISPER QUIET operation, though it actually only offers standard sound performance. WHISPER QUIET refers to the swept-wing fan blades that are quieter than normal fan blades because they're contoured to provide better and quieter airflow.
Other Key Features
- Cabinet is a natural taupe colour that blends in with landscapes
- Extruded slot side panels improve airflow while protecting the unit
- Aluminum rather than copper coils to improve longevity
- Powder-coated cabinet panels resist rust and deterioration
- Small unit sizes due to compact coils
- Copeland scroll compressor has temperature and pressure protection
- Fan has a plated steel hub
- All-aluminum fan blades
- Has a filter drier that prevents moisture from contaminating the refrigerant and causing leaks and compressor damage
- PSC fan motor doesn’t need to be lubricated
- Motor assembly and electrical connections are removable for easier maintenance
- Connections and valves are outside the cabinet for faster service calls
Napoleon’s warranty is consistent across all models and covers the industry basics for an air conditioner. The NT Series 16 has a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor and a 10-year warranty for parts once you register within 60 days of installation.
If you don’t register, you’re still covered by a five-year warranty for the compressor and parts. Registration is recommended because it’s completely free and the additional warranty protection could save you a lot of money.
To register, go online and fill out the registration form, which will ask for your name and address, the air conditioner’s model and serial numbers, the name of the HVAC installer, and the installation date.
Comparable Models by Napoleon
Model Comparison by Features and Price - Napoleon NT Series 16 versus Napoleon NT Series 14
As the top model in the Napoleon air conditioner line, the NT Series 16 is the best that you can get from this brand.
The NT Series 14 is very similar, but there are a few key differences. The most obvious one is the price: The NT Series 14 typically costs between $3,000 and $5,000 to buy and install in Canada.
Another difference is that the NT Series 14 has a lower SEER of 14, which is shy of the 16 to 18 range that’s recommended for Canada. That range is perfect for Canada because it usually offers the best balance between price, efficiency, and operating costs. A less efficient model like the NT Series 14 won’t cool larger houses as effectively, and it will cost more to run.
Beyond that, the NT Series 14 has all of the same features of the NT Series 16. It has the same warranty, uses a single-stage Copeland scroll compressor, has the WHISPER QUIET system, and has the microchannel technology.
Model Comparison by Tier - Napoleon NT Series 16 versus Napoleon NT Series 13
The NT Series 13 is the entry-level unit offered by Napoleon. Like the mid-range NT Series 14, it’s nearly identical to the NT Series 16 in most ways, with a few important exceptions.
With a lower SEER rating of 13, the NT Series 13 is more affordable than the NT Series 16, but it won’t save you as much on summer cooling bills over the years. It also might not be powerful enough to cool large homes, and will probably work best in smaller spaces or in parts of Canada that don’t get heat waves and high humidity.
Beyond that, it has all the same features and selling points as the premium model, so it’s an excellent unit for a homeowner looking to get started with a basic air conditioner.
Like the NT Series 16, the NT Series 13 is durable, rust-resistant, has a compact size thanks to the microchannel coil technology, is protected by a good warranty, has features to make service and maintenance easier, and uses WHISPER QUIET technology to minimize operational noise.