Tempstar Performance 16 NXA6 Review
SEER:Up to 16
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 76
Compressor Type:Single-Stage Scroll
Price:$2,500 - $3,500
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
The Performance 16 NXA6 is a single-stage air conditioner in Tempstar’s low-tier series, but it still offers quality performance, high efficiency, durability and lasting operation, and great specifications. This cooling system is equipped with a superior scroll compressor that improves the unit’s energy use, increases temperature control capabilities, allows for quieter operation, and eliminates more humidity than a traditional compressor. What's more, the Performance 16 NXA6 is an economical cooling system that will save you money on your cooling bills, and provide you with reliable comfort for many summers.
About the Tempstar Performance 16 NXA6
Average Price (with installation): $2,500 to $3,500
- Backed by a 10-year warranty
- An economical and high-efficiency cooling system that suits most budgets
- More advanced scroll compressor for better humidity and temperature control
- ENERGY STAR® certification
- Excellent humidity control
The Bottom Line
Tempstar focuses on manufacturing quality and reliable cooling systems, so if you're looking for an air conditioner with features, innovative technologies, and novel perks, then Tempstar may not be the right fit. But if you want an affordable, high-efficiency, and quality-made air conditioner that will provide years of comfort, then the Performance 16 NXA6 may be the ideal upgrade for your cooling system.
In Depth Review
Tempstar Performance 16 NXA6 Product Specifications:
Compressor: Single-stage scroll
SEER: Up to 16
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 76
Cooling capacity: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
The Performance 16 NXA6 is designed for quiet, efficient, and lasting performance, and it has many features designed to deliver this promise. The first feature is the scroll compressor, which is more efficient, quieter, and better at controlling humidity than a standard air conditioner compressor. Beyond that, the Performance 16 NXA6 also offers years of dependable performance thanks to protective features like the baked-on powder coat, filter drier, corrosion-resistance, and the great warranty that will cover the cost to repair parts should anything break down.
Other Key Features
- Equipped with a single-speed fan
- Uses a refrigerant that doesn’t contribute to ozone depletion
- Special grille panels allow for easy cleaning and protection from debris
- Can be paired with most cooling thermostats
The Performance 16 NXA6 comes with a 10-year parts limited warranty, as long as you register the unit within 90 days of installation. Should you fail to register the unit, you'll still be covered by a warranty, but it will expire after five years.
Comparable Models by Tempstar
Model Comparison by Price: Tempstar Performance 16 NXA6 versus Deluxe 17 TCA7
When comparing the cost of Tempstar’s Deluxe 17 TCA7 and Performance 16 NXA6, the Performance model is the clear winner by a few hundred dollars. The trade-off, however, is that the premium-tier Deluxe model comes with more features and has better specifications, including a slightly better SEER rating, a two-stage compressor, additional technological compatibilities, and a much better warranty that includes a 10-year No Hassle Replacement limited warranty.
Model Comparison by Features: Tempstar Performance 16 NXA6 versus Performance 14 Coastal Design N4A4**C
The Performance 14 Coastal Design N4A4**C isn't as good as the 16 NXA6 in terms of efficiency or quiet operation, but one advantage it does have is that it’s been specially designed to withstand harsh coastal environments. Coastal regions face more challenges because of the corrosive pollutants in the air, and the Performance 14 Coastal Design N4A4**C has several protective features that the Performance 16 NXA6 doesn’t have, and that allows it to stand up against these harsh elements. These features include epoxy-phenolic fins, inlet grille panels, and a full-coverage powder coat over the galvanized steel body.
Model Comparison by Tier: Tempstar Performance 16 NXA6 versus Performance 13 N4A3
The Performance 16 NXA6 and 13 N4A3 are very similar in terms of specifications, including that they both have a single-stage scroll compressor, single-speed fan, and additional durability features. However, the Performance 13 N4A3 only has a SEER rating of 13, it doesn’t qualify for ENERGY STAR certification, and there are some regions where this unit doesn’t meet required energy efficiency minimums. Although the Performance 13 N4A3 is the cheaper model, you will likely end up saving more in the long run with the higher efficiency Performance 16 NXA6.