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Are Heat Pumps Noisy?

Tired of noisy heating and cooling systems?

Upgrade to ultra quiet mini split heat pumps today.


Being comfortable in your home is a top priority for North Shore and Seacoast homeowners, but what cost are you willing to pay to maintain a comfy indoor temperature? If your heating or cooling system is making loud, irritating noises during operation, can you ever be truly “comfortable,” no matter what the thermostat reads?

Luckily, Mitsubishi Electric mini split heat pumps are some of the quietest HVAC systems on the market, meaning you can finally sit back and relax in your home, benefitting from energy efficiency, whole home comfort, minimal energy waste, and ultra quiet operation.

Wondering what a ductless heat pump’s sound rating is? Let’s take a look at how you can upgrade with ultra quiet heat pump installation from Mitsubishi Electric and Kearney.

Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pump Noise Levels

Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB), and the spectrum of noises you might hear over the course of a day is quite wide, from normal breathing (10 db) to fireworks (140-150 db), which is so loud that it can cause pain and ear injury.

Here are a few more, according to the CDC:

  • Gas-powered lawnmower—80-85 db
  • Washing machine or dishwasher—70 db
  • Refrigerator hum—40 db
  • Soft whisper—30 db

How noisy are heat pumps? Mitsubishi Electric mini split heat pumps are ultra quiet—the indoor unit operates as low as 19 db, and the outdoor unit operates as low as only 58 db!

These heat pumps were specifically designed for quiet, reliable operation, with features like an insulated compressor compartment and vibration dampeners. And because mini splits don’t require ductwork, you won’t hear any of the noise from loud fans coming out of the vents and ducts of your central forced air system.

Plus, Mitsubishi Electric mini splits use an advanced and efficient method of operating, with variable speed fans that adjust to maintain consistent temperatures in your living space. No more loud clanging or whooshing as your furnace or central AC turns on and off—many customers claim they often don’t even realize their new HVAC system is running!

We’ll Help You Save More with Mass Save Heat Pump Rebates

Massachusetts homeowners have even more reason to upgrade their homes to the quiet benefits of Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps. Kearney HVAC can help you qualify for the Mass Save mini split rebates program, which can save you up to $10,000 on mini split installation costs.

Did you know just how quiet a heat pump’s noise rating is? Call 978-388-0845 or contact us today to learn more about the many benefits of Mitsubishi Electric mini split installation with Kearney.