Is sound an issue for heating and air conditioning?

Yes. Noisy heating and cooling equipmentincrease sound pollution.While no cost savings are tied to less sound in your home, the sound rating of a cooling system can have a significant effect on comfort and enjoyment of your Hurricane home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on a number of things, such as the equipment, and the degree to which the compressor is insulated can add to the amount of noise it makes.

Although most heating and cooling systems manufactured today are quieter than they ever have been, it's a safe thought to compare sound ratings when assessing a new air conditioner or heat pump, particularly if the equipment location is near bedrooms or living rooms.