In the market for a new central AC?
If so, you’re probably concerned about noise—especially here in Florida where we run our ACs all the time.
So, how can you tell if an AC is quiet? Look at the decibels (dB) rating.
The lower the decibel rating, the quieter the air conditioner. Most residential central ACs range from 50 dB (the sound of rainfall) to 80 dB (the sound of running a garbage disposal).
Below are some of the quietest air conditioners on the market, from top-brand manufacturers:
In this article, we’ll show you…
Need help choosing a quiet AC?
As you compare different ACs, you’ll find the decibel rating in promotional materials or the unit’s technical specifications.
Below is an example of where you can find the decibel rating:
The decibel rating for a Lennox air conditioner, found on the “Product Specifications” page. Source: www.lennox.com
When manufacturers advertise an air conditioner’s decibel rating, it’s important to know 2 things:
In addition to the dB rating, look for the following noise-dampening features when shopping for an AC:
The parts and places where you’ll find noise-reduction technology in an AC
Whether you already have an AC picked out, or you need help choosing a quiet one, we can help.
When you schedule an appointment with us, we’ll send over one of our trusted techs to give you a free, customized AC recommendation for your home.