Tempstar Performance 17 N4A7 Review
SEER:Up to 17
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 71
Compressor Type:Two-Stage Scroll
Price:$1,600 - $2,600
Tonnage:2 to 5
The Performance 17 N4A7 from Tempstar is the top model in their economy series, but this air conditioner still has more perks and a better efficiency rating than some premium models from competitor brands. Thanks to the two-stage scroll compressor, the Performance 17 N4A7 has a great efficiency rating, ENERGY STAR® certification, a good warranty, and operates quietly, so it doesn’t disturb your daily routine or nightly sleep as it keeps you comfortable.
About the Performance 17 N4A7
Average Price (with installatiaon): $1,600 to $2,600
- A cost-efficient and durable unit
- High-efficiency rating helps you save on monthly energy bills
- Keeps an even temperature regardless of how hot it gets outside
- Offers great humidity control
The Bottom Line
Even if you’re not on a budget, the Performance 17 N4A7 is an excellent cooling system for anybody who wants to upgrade to a more energy-efficient unit that will cut energy use and reduce power bills. The Performance 17 N4A7 may not boast many new technologies or features, but it does promise to provide reliable, efficient, and quiet comfort all summer long, and dependable cooling performance for many years.
In Depth Review
Performance 17 N4A7 Product Specifications:
Compressor: Two-stage scroll
SEER: Up to 17
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 71
Cooling capacity: 2 to 5 tonnes
Temperature and humidity control: The two-stage compressor and two-speed fan in the Performance 17 N4A7 enable it to maintain an even temperature and control humidity levels, all while using less energy than a standard air conditioner. This means you’ll be more comfortable all summer and cut your monthly cooling costs.
Designed for longevity: The Performance 17 N4A7 has many features to increase durability, including a corrosion-resistant design, a filter drier, and a unique exterior that protects the unit from debris, snow, ice, and other elements.
Other Key Features
- Quiet operation
- Uses a more environmentally responsible refrigerant
- Can be controlled with most cooling thermostats
- Has a special grille panel that allows for easy access to the coils for cleaning
- The steel body is protected by a high-gloss finish that’s baked on
Tempstar Performance models like the Performance 17 N4A7 come with a 10-year parts limited warranty. However, if you don’t register your air conditioner within 90 days of installation, the warranty terms shorten from 10 years to five.
Comparable Models by Tempstar
Model Comparison by Price: Performance 17 N4A7 versus Deluxe 19 TVA9
The Deluxe 19 TVA9 is Tempstar’s premium model, so it comes with a price tag that’s at least a few hundred dollars more than the Performance 17 N4A7. In turn, it also has more features, including a higher SEER rating, a more advanced variable-stage compressor for better energy performance, a variable-speed fan for better temperature maintenance and humidity control, technological compatibilities, and a 10-year No Hassle Replacement limited warranty.
Model Comparison by Features: Performance 17 N4A7 versus QuietComfort 16 TSA6
The Performance 17 N4A7 may belong to Tempstar’s economy tier, but it holds its own even when compared to mid-tier models like the QuietComfort 16 TSA6. The 16 TSA6 has a SEER rating of only 16, it has a single-stage scroll compressor, and both it and the Performance 17 N4A7 have ENERGY STAR certification. The only big advantage it has over the Performance 17 N4A7 is the five-year No Hassle Replacement limited warranty, which provides a replacement unit if a major component fails.
Model Comparison by Tier: Performance 17 N4A7 versus Performance 16 NXA6
The 17 N4A7 and 16 NXA6 are two models from Tempstar’s low-tier Performance series. They are similar in price and are backed by the same 10-year parts warranty, but the 17 N4A7 outperforms the 16 NXA6 in terms of energy efficiency, quiet operation, and temperature and humidity control. The major reason for this is the 16 NXA6 comes with a more traditional single-stage compressor and single-speed fan, so it can’t compete with the 17 N4A7’s two-stage compressor and two-speed fan.