Is sound an issue for heating and air conditioning?

Yes. Noisy heating and cooling equipmentincrease sound pollution. Although 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 Edmonton home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on a variety of factors, such as the , 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 safe idea to compare sound ratings when evaluating a new air conditioner or heat pump, particularly if the equipment location is near bedrooms or living rooms.