Tempstar Performance 16 N4A6 Review
SEER:Up to 17
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 70
Price:$3500 - $5500
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
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Tempstar’s Performance 16 N4A6 is an affordable low-tier model with an excellent efficiency rating and some great selling features. This model is equipped with a scroll compressor for improved energy use, so you'll save plenty on your monthly energy bills if you upgrade from an older air conditioner, which will likely have a lower SEER rating than the Performance 16 N4A6. This model has also been built for lasting and reliable performance and is backed by a great warranty, so you'll have peace of mind knowing you're investing in a quality unit.
About the Tempstar Performance 16 N4A6
Average Price (with installation): $3500 - $5500
- Economical cooling system for just about any budget
- Scroll compressor for quiet and efficient operation
- Built for durability
- Backed by a great warranty
The Bottom Line
Air conditioners in Tempstar’s Performance series don’t come with many additional features or new technologies, but the Performance 16 N4A6 is a well-built and dependable cooling system. Thanks to the more advanced compressor, this unit will keep your home at an ideal temperature and control humidity levels all summer long. And because Tempstar isn't a premium brand, you can upgrade to an energy-saving cooling system at an affordable price with the Performance 16 N4A6.
In Depth Review
Tempstar Performance 16 N4A6 Product Specifications:
Compressor: Single-stage scroll
SEER: Up to 17
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 70
Cooling capacity: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
The Performance 16 N4A6 is a high-efficiency cooling system with ENERGY STAR® certification. When you combine that with the fact that it uses a refrigerant that doesn’t deplete ozone, you get a reliable air conditioner that’s likely more environmentally responsible than your current system.
This model has also been designed to resist corrosion and the elements, giving you many years of reliable cooling from the Performance 16 N4A6. This cooling system also boasts quiet operation thanks to the scroll compressor, so you can enjoy a comfortable home without having to worry about excessive noise.
Other Key Features
- Compatible with most thermostats
- Equipped with a filter drier that protects the unit from moisture and acid damage
- Tight wire grille panels protect the unit from the elements and make for easy cleaning
- Has a protective high-gloss finish over the galvanized steel exterior
- Equipped with a single-speed fan
The Performance 16 N4A6 comes with a standard five-year parts limited warranty, but as long as you register the unit within 90 days of installation, this increases to a 10-year warranty.
Comparable Models by Tempstar
Model Comparison by Price: Tempstar Performance 16 N4A6 versus QuietComfort 16 TSA6
The QuietComfort 16 TSA6 is the top model in Tempstar’s mid-range series, and although it’s slightly superior to the Performance 16 N4A6, the low-tier model is still an excellent option. The QuietComfort 16 TSA6 also has a single-stage compressor and all the same durability features, but it has a lower SEER rating and is only one decibel quieter than the Performance model. The major benefit offered by the QuietComfort 16 TSA6 is the warranty because it comes with the same 10-year parts warranty plus an additional five-year No Hassle Replacement warranty.
Model Comparison by Features: Tempstar Performance 16 N4A6 versus Deluxe 19 TVA9
As the premium offering in Tempstar’s line, the Deluxe 19 TVA9 has quite a few additional features when compared to the Performance 16 N4A6. One of the most important is that it’s equipped with a variable-stage compressor and variable-speed fan that allow for increased energy efficiency, improved humidity and temperature control, and whisper-quiet operation. The Deluxe 19 TVA9 is also compatible with advanced smart thermostat systems, comes with a 10-year No Hassle Replacement warranty as well as the 10-year parts warranty, and is equipped with SmartSense technology to ensure your home is always at the perfect temperature.
Model Comparison by Tier: Tempstar Performance 16 N4A6 versus Performance 14 NXA4
The Performance 16 N4A6 is at the higher end of Tempstar’s low-tier series, so it is slightly more advanced than most other models in this series. When compared to the Performance 14 NXA4, the Performance 16 N4A6 is superior because it has a better efficiency rating (17 compared to 14) and it operates at a quieter level. The same warranty backs the two models, so the only advantage the Performance 14 NXA4 has is that it’s a little cheaper than the Performance 16 N4A6.