Is sound an issue for heating and air conditioning?

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

Although many heating and cooling systems built today are quieter now more than ever, it's a sound 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.