Is sound an issue for heating and air conditioning?

Yes. Loud heating and cooling equipment increase sound pollution.Even though no cost savings are tied to lower sound levels, the sound rating of a cooling system can have a serious effect on comfort and enjoyment of your Buffalo home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on a number of things, such as the , and whether the compressor is insulated or not can increase the amount of noise it makes.

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