Topic: Quiet PTAC? Possible?
Quiet PTAC? Possible?
I have 5 Islandair PTAC and the noise is pretty bad. Not so much during the winter, but in the summer the compressor is really loud. Temperature wise, they work pretty well, but I don’t want to live with the noise. I’m looking into a split system, but because I still have to install a compressor, I’m not sure thats really a viable option.
Is it possible to replace them with a quieter unit? Is finding a quiet PTAC like searching for a white whale?
Online, it looks like GE6100, Amana and LG are commonly touted as the “quietest” but they are self-proclaimed. There are no standard dBa levels given so I’m hoping people can give an opinion. I don’t want to go through the exercise if I will only see a marginal difference. I’m looking for a major upgrade with respect to noise. I know this is crazy- but is there a showroom where I can actually hear different units running? Any recommendations for contractors to come see my space and give me a proposal would also be welcome.
Thanks in advance all.