Tappan heating and cooling products are now even tougher to beat as the Tappan FS4BI iQ Drive air conditioner is a Consumers Digest Best Buy. The FS4BI iQ Drive received the award in the premium central air conditioners category, a prestigious honor from a third-party consumer advocacy magazine.
A Consumers Digest Best Buy rating is awarded, on average, to fewer than 3 percent of the competing models in any given product category. According to the article, the FS4BI iQ Drive air conditioner received a Best Buy designation because of its industry-leading efficiency and sound levels. The Tappan iQ Drive is rated up to 24.5 SEER for efficiency and as low as 59 decibels for sound.
The iQ Drive air conditioner uses inverter-driven rotary technology to modulate its running speed anywhere from 40 to 118 percent of capacity. It can exactly offset the cooling demands on the home and runs almost constantly at low levels, eliminating traditional on-off cycling to save energy.