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When it comes to your home’s HVAC system there are all sorts of factors to consider: finding the one that fits your budget, runs the most efficiently, and is the least disruptive to your world. There was a time when the majority of your system was located far away in the basement or the attic, so you didn’t have to worry if it was making loud noises. But newer, more energy-efficient systems that zone out places in your home for heating and cooling can affect the ambiance of a space if you don’t choose carefully.
A System that is Both Energy-Efficient and Non-Disruptive
If you don’t know what a decibel rating is, you are not alone. Unless you are a professional St. Louis HVAC contractor, a decibel rating probably means very little to you. But if you want to ensure that you are choosing an HVAC unit that is both energy-efficient and non-disruptive, then you should know what decibel ratings are comfortable to your surroundings and which ratings are not.
The system’s decibel rating is the intensity of the sound that it makes to the atmosphere around it. To choose the best system for your space, be it small or large, understanding the rating scale is important. If you want to have a system that is out of sight and out of mind, then you want to pay close attention to the rating. Current HVAC systems go from about 50 decibels to 80, with an 80 rating being similar to running a garbage disposal. If you are going to use it in a living space, that simply won’t work.
Why are Some Units Noisier than Others?
An HVAC system is complex and has many moving parts that can create friction that translates into noise. The vibrations that an HVAC system sets off determine how much noise it creates. If you are going to put a system outside of the house, then that might not be a concern. But if you are going to put in a system either to zone a room or in a closet space that is in the middle of your condo, then choosing well is important for your peace of mind. You don’t want to compromise comfort for a quieter system, so it’s easy to see where the trade-off is difficult to determine.
How to Find the Right System
The key to choosing an HVAC system that is energy-efficient enough to make you comfortable without it being loud enough that it makes things unbearable is to know its decibel rating. Finding a happy medium isn’t difficult. In general, the bigger the system, the more the decibel noise it will give off. So to find the best for your home or apartment, have a professional St. Louis HVAC contractor determine the best unit to keep you comfortable.
Call Hely Heating & Air Conditioning today at (636) 305-9555 or fill out our online contact form. Before making the decision to replace the heating or air conditioning system, we can consult with you for free to discuss all of your options. We will then help you select an Energy Star rated central A/C unit or furnace that meets your home’s requirements and your budget.