Tempstar QuietComfort 16 TSA6 Review
SEER:Up to 16
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 69
Price:$2,600 - $3,600
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
The 16 TSA6 is part of Tempstar’s mid-range QuietComfort series, and it’s a durable, affordable, and reliable cooling system. This model is equipped with a single-stage scroll compressor, it has a high-efficiency rating, and it’s compatible with the Observer communicating system, meaning you could save hundreds or thousands of dollars on your annual energy bills by upgrading to this dependable and economical cooling system.
About the QuietComfort 16 TSA6
Average Price (with installation): $2,600 to $3,600
- Equipped with a scroll compressor that’s superior to traditional compressors
- Specially designed for durability and corrosion-resistance
- Uses a refrigerant that doesn’t deplete the ozone
- High-efficiency and ENERGY STAR® certified
The Bottom Line
Tempstar may be a mid-range brand, and the QuietComfort 16 TSA6 may be a mid-range model, but this cooling system doesn’t leave you wanting for much. It provides efficient and reliable performance, will keep your family comfortable, will function dependably for many years, and it’s affordable. The only thing it’s lacking is cutting-edge features and technologies, but it excels in terms of quality and performance.
In Depth Review
QuietComfort 16 TSA6 Product Specifications:
Compressor: Single-stage scroll
SEER: Up to 16
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 69
Cooling capacity: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
Scroll compressor: Although the QuietComfort 16 TSA6 only has a single-stage compressor, it is a more advanced scroll compressor that’s more efficient, quieter, and more durable than a standard compressor.
Sound-reducing features: When operating, the QuietComfort 16 TSA6 has a decibel rating as low as 69, which is quieter than a vacuum cleaner. The reason this system can deliver such quiet performance is because of the sound-reducing features, such as the acoustic-absorbing compressor blanket and soft-mounted compressor.
Lasting performance: The QuietComfort 16 TSA6 has many features designed to increase longevity, so you’ll get the most years possible from your cooling system. These features include a filter drier, a corrosion-resistant design, and a specially engineered exterior that protects the unit from debris and the elements.
Other Key Features
- Can be paired with the Observer communicating system for remote access to your cooling system, zone control, and energy savings
- Single-speed fan
- Tight wire grille panels make coil cleaning a breeze
- A baked-on powder coat finish protects the galvanized steel body
Mid-range Tempstar air conditioners like the QuietComfort 16 TSA6 are backed by 10-year parts limited warranty (upon registration), plus a five-year No Hassle Replacement limited warranty. During this coverage period, Tempstar will provide a replacement unit if there’s a failure with a critical component, such as the compressor or coil.
Comparable Models by Tempstar
Model Comparison by Price: QuietComfort 16 TSA6 versus Deluxe 17 TCA7
The Deluxe 17 TCA7 is part of Tempstar’s premium line, so it may come as no surprise that it has a few more benefits and perks than the QuietComfort 16 TSA6. For one thing, it has a two-stage compressor that promises better efficiency and quieter operation, and a SEER rating of 17. It’s also equipped with a few more features designed to protect the unit and increase longevity and is backed by an incredible 10-year No Hassle Replacement limited warranty.
Model Comparison by Features: QuietComfort 16 TSA6 versus Performance 17 N4A7
Although the Performance 17 N4A7 belongs to Tempstar’s low-tier series, it’s a great contender for the QuietComfort 16 TSA6. Here’s why: the Performance 17 N4A7 has a more efficient and quieter two-stage scroll compressor, a SEER rating of 17, and it’s ENERGY STAR certified. The only drawback is that it doesn’t come with the five-year No Hassle Replacement limited warranty, and this warranty could save you a great deal of money should something critical fail on the QuietComfort 16 TSA6.
Model Comparison by Tier: QuietComfort 16 TSA6 versus QuietComfort 13 T4A3
The 16 TSA6 is the top model in Tempstar’s QuietComfort series, so the other models fall a little short in comparison. The QuietComfort 13 T4A3, for instance, is slightly more affordable, but it only has a SEER rating of 13, isn’t ENERGY STAR certified, doesn’t operate as quietly, and only comes with a one-year No Hassle Replacement limited warranty.