The Maytag PSA1BD air conditioner is made by Fedders, which is itself a subsidiary of Nordyne. The unit is a split- system air conditioner, available from 2- to 5-ton capacity, and was designed for slab or rooftop installation. The PSA1BD is a 13 SEER product, yet when it is used with Maytag’s multi-speed air handler or variable speed blower kit, the efficiency rating can reach up to 14 SEER.
This Maytag product is a compact unit manufactured with a brushed stainless steel cabinet. A polyester finish, protected with silicone, trims the unit. Such protection, in addition to the standard 950 hour salt spray test, is meant to help reduce risk of corrosion. The maintenance-free, heavy-duty PSC motor is permanently lubricated, and the 2.5-inch pedestal base is designed with drainage holes to allow precipitation to escape.
Copper tubing and aluminum fin coils are used to maximize heat transfer, efficiency and reliability, according to the manufacturer. The compressor is protected by a low-pressure control and 5-minute restart time delay.
The working parts of the PSA1BD are accessed by a removable top grill that does not require the disconnection of fan motor leads. Side panels allow access to the compressor, while the refrigerant system is reportedly easy to service because of its brass full-service valves.
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