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Are Heat Pumps Quieter Than Air Conditioners?

Should You Choose A Heat Pump Or AC For Quieter Operation?

Imagine a hot summer day, and you turn to your old air conditioner to keep you cool. But as it kicks on, it sounds like a jet engine preparing for takeoff, drowning out any hope of peace and quiet. We’ve all been there, trying to find comfort with a noisy, outdated air conditioner that makes it impossible to enjoy a moment of peace.

The good news is that modern technology has come a long way in improving our home cooling options. If you’re tired of the relentless noise and inefficiency of your old AC, it might be time for an upgrade. But now you have a choice — should you replace it with a heat pump or a traditional air conditioner?

How Loud Are Central Heat Pumps Compared To Air Conditioners?

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If you’re looking for a quiet air conditioner, heat pumps and traditional ACs are both good options for homeowners in Scottsdale and Phoenix. But how do we determine how loud something is, and when is it too loud?

Decibels are the units to measure the intensity of sound or how loud or soft it is. Leaves rustling in the breeze is 10 dB, whereas a lawnmower is 90 dB. When purchasing a new air conditioner or heat pump, pay attention to the decibel level to ensure you choose a quiet unit.

Traditional air conditioners and heat pumps have comparable decibel levels, so ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which would serve your family better.

Champion Air is proud to install Lennox air conditioners and heat pumps, which are energy-efficient and quiet.

The Quiet Operation Of Ductless Mini-Splits

Ductless mini-splits are a great choice for spaces where silence is golden. Rooms like nurseries, home offices, yoga or meditation rooms, and home theaters need a quiet AC, not a roaring HVAC unit rattling while you try to concentrate or get your baby to sleep.

Ductless mini-splits average between 20 and 49 dB, making them as loud as rainfall. Of all your HVAC replacement options, ductless mini-splits are a superior choice for quiet operation.

Schedule An HVAC Installation With Champion Air

Tired of having to talk over a loud AC? Turning off your AC isn’t an option in the Arizona heat, so it might be time to replace your old air conditioner with an energy-efficient, quiet model from Lennox.

Champion Air has served the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas since 1982, keeping your families safe and comfortable with 24/7 emergency services provided by our licensed and background-checked technicians.

Call Champion Air at 480-748-4000 to request a free replacement quote.

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