Everyone wants to come home to a cool home, but it shouldn't come at the price of high noise levels. It's hard to stay calm and relaxed when air conditioners create noise, but you no longer have to because many air conditioners these days are built to have very low noise levels while still maintaining a refreshing air circulation
Whether you're looking for a window air conditioner or a portable air conditioner, here are some recommendations to help you find a quiet air conditioner, as well as some other factors to look out for.
Things to Consider
While we want to find an air conditioner with a quiet operation, the main focus of an AC unit is its capacity to cool air, which is heavily affected by the size and space of the room. Evaluating the room you want to cool down will let you decide what kinds of air conditioner will fit within the available space, as well as where you can possibly put a new unit.
Another thing to consider is the cooling power of the air conditioner, which determines how quickly and efficiently it cools a room. Typically measured in British Thermal Units (BTU), the cooling power of your AC unit needs to properly correspond to the size of your room.
An air conditioner with too high of a cooling power will put unnecessary stress on the unit and damage it over time, while also making inhabitants of the room uncomfortable due to the excessive cold. An air conditioner with too low of a cooling power will just not be able to cool down the room and make it an enjoyable living space.
Apart from less noise levels and a quieter operation, many air conditioners come with additional features that enhance the user experience. Many air conditioners come with an inverter compressor to maximize their energy efficiency and savings, while others come with smart features like a smartphone app or voice control capabilities.
Other units also serve as a heat pump, or even come with different fan speeds to help users reach their preferred air distribution. While definitely optional, these additional features may help you make a more informed decision.
List of Recommendations
Frigidaire Inverter Quiet Temp Smart Room Air Conditioner (12,000 BTU)
This window air conditioner is one of the quietest window air conditioners available, only producing an impressive 42dBA noise output. Apart from that, it's also Energy Star certified and ensures energy efficient cooling without the additional costs due to its inverter technology and programmable timer.
This window AC unit also comes with smart technology that lets you control it from anywhere with the Frigidaire App and Amazon Alexa, as well as an easy to clean washable filter to make proper maintenance much easier.
Black and Decker Portable Air Conditioner (8,000 BTU)
Coming with a sleep mode that makes it extra quiet whenever you want, this portable air conditioner is also great for small rooms because of its portability and compactness. Apart from an air conditioner, the unit also serves as a fan and a dehumidifier. It also comes with a remote control, a programmable timer, and an easy to clean washable filter.
Midea U-Shaped Smart Inverter Window Air Conditioner (8,000 BTU)
With a low noise operation and a noise level of 42 dBA, this window air conditioner also comes with a unique U-shaped design that makes installation incredibly easy. Rather than occupying the entire window, the unique design still allows you to open and close the window, while also blocking out external noise.
The DC Inverter Technology also ensures energy efficiency, which has been Energy Star certified. It also comes with smart technology features such as the MideaAir smartphone app, as well as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatibility.
GE Profile Ultra Quiet Window Air Conditioner (8,100 BTU)
Only producing a low noise level of 40 dBA in quiet mode, it's the quietest window air conditioner on this list. It also has an energy star certification to ensure maximum energy savings, and it also serves as a dehumidifier and a fan with three different fan speeds.
This unit also comes with smart technology that lets you control it however you want. The SmartHQ app lets you control and customize its operations to your preference, and the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility also gives you the option of voice control. With a wide cooling range, this 8,000 BTU window air conditioner can cool up to 350 sq ft.
Whynter Dual Hose Portable Air Conditioner (14,000 BTU)
With a maximum noise level of 56 dBA, this portable air conditioner still prioritizes a quiet operation, while still coming with other features. The 14,000 BTU cooling capacity lets it cool down a room efficiently, while still giving you a lower energy consumption.
This is due to its Green R-32 refrigerant and lead-free RoHS-compliant components that complies with environmental standards and reduces wasteful operations. This AC unit also serves as a dehumidifier and a fan. It also comes with Auto-Drain Technology that recycles moisture collected during the cooling process.
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