Life in Southern California during the summer means life with an air conditioner. You just can’t make it through the hot months in your home without an air conditioning system humming away for long stretches of the day to provide your family with relaxing, cool temperatures.
But what if that hum is just too loud? Some homeowners find their air conditioners are simply too noisy to keep running for long. Fortunately, air conditioning systems continue to improve each year, and if you are looking for an AC that runs quieter than the one you currently have, there are a number of options to investigate.
- Ductless air conditioners: These are good ideas if you are building a new home, or if you don’t have space for ductwork and have had to use noisy window units to keep the house cool. Ductless systems don’t work through a large central indoor unit, but instead the outdoor unit hooks up to multiple small indoor units mounted on the walls. These mini-air handlers use smaller motors and make less noise than a traditional central AC, with sound levels down to 68 decibels.
- Scroll compressor air conditioners: One of the major developments in air conditioning technology is the scroll compressor, which consists of two interleaving scrolls that compress refrigerant gas as they move. A scroll compressor is more energy efficient than the standard piston-driven compressors that most air conditioners have relied on for years. And aside from using less energy, scroll compressor air conditioners are also a great deal quieter.
There are many more options if you wish to have more peace and quiet in your home while still enjoying effective air conditioning that doesn’t unnecessarily drain power. Talk to an HVAC professional about your choices.
If you are looking for the right air conditioning system to install in your home in Walnut, CA, reach out to JW Heating and Air.