Maytag IQ Systems
IQ Ultra High Efficiency Systems
Modulating inverter-rotary technology. The Maytag iQ Drive air conditioner and heat pump utilize inverter technology to convert the electrical current from AC to DC. In doing so, the systems almost infinitely vary the compressor and fan speed motors. You'll also see this technology in Asian mini-split systems. Introduced in 2006, the iQ Drive air conditioner is the first ducted application of this technology for a typical North American residence. As a result, Maytag iQ Drive systems reach the top tier of efficiency levels.
Always running. Maytag iQ Drive air conditioning and heat pump systems are different in that they are almost always running at a low level. The air conditioner and heat pump can modulate anywhere from 40% to 118% of capacity, instantly adjusting to exactly offset the demands on the home. Because these units do not cycle on and off like a traditional system, they save a considerable amount of energy and reduce noise levels. In fact, sound ratings are 59-72 decibels, the lowest in the industry.
Maytag iQ Drive
Dehumidification mode. The iQ Drive air conditioning and heat pump system deliver whole-home comfort, in part, through a dehumidification mode function. In very humid climates such as Alabama and Florida, you may still want a separate dehumidification system, but for average- to low-humidity areas, iQ Drive can provide an excellent source of humidity control.