A Westinghouse iQ Drive® split-system air conditioner, paired with an air handler, now has Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) ratings of 24.5 SEER. All Westinghouse 2-, 3-, and 4-ton models get a SEER boost with the new straight-cooling ratings. The iQ Drive’s inverter-driven rotary compressor provides fully variable operation. It reacts to the cooling demand and changes the system capacity by modulating the speed of the compressor and motors. According to the manufacturer, as a result, the R-410A system operates very efficiently and quietly over a wide range of conditions without cycling on and off in the conventional manner.
Westinghouse, St. Louis, MO, www.westinghousehvac.com