Is sound an issue for heating and air conditioning?

Yes. Noisy heating and cooling equipmentincrease sound pollution.While no monetary 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 Austin home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on a number of things, such as the age and make of the equipment, and the insulation of the compressor can add to the amount of noise it makes.

Although most heating and cooling systems made today are quieter now more than ever, it's a sound notion 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.