Is sound an issue for heating and air conditioning?

Yes. Loud heating and cooling equipment increase sound pollution.While no monetary savings are tied to less sound in your home, the sound rating of a cooling system can have a considerable effect on comfort and enjoyment of your Roanoke home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on many issues, such as how old and who manufactured the unit, and the degree to which the compressor is insulated can add to the amount of noise it makes.

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