Is sound an issue for heating and air conditioning? Yes. Heating and cooling that make a lot of noisecontribute to sound pollution.Even though no financial savings are tied to a quieter home environment, the sound rating of a cooling system can have a considerable effect on comfort and enjoyment of your Provo home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on a variety of factors, such as the age and make of the equipment, and whether the compressor is insulated or not can contribute to the amount of noise it makes. Although many heating and cooling systems made today are quieter than ever before, it's a sound idea to compare sound ratings when assessing a new air conditioner or heat pump, particularly if the equipment location is near bedrooms or living rooms.