Written by Julie

What can you expect from the noise level of a portable air conditioner?

Your portable air conditioner is a solution to cool off on hot summer days, but it can produce more noise than you than you expected. On this page, we'll tell you everything you need to know about the noise level of air conditioners to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Why does a portable air conditioner produce (a lot of) noise?

Noise level air conditioners

Unlike a split air conditioner, a portable air conditioner has everything in one casing. This means the compressor of the air conditioning, which is responsible for the noise, is built into the casing. This causes a lot of noise. With a split air conditioner, the compressor hangs outside, so it's not as loud.

Which factors have an impact on the noise level?

Portable air conditioner in the living room

The temperature outside has a big impact on the noise level of the air conditioner. The more extreme the temperatures, the harder the air conditioner has to work. If the air conditioner has to work harder, it also produces more noise. Always check if you can make it easier on the air conditioner. Keep your curtains closed or use a window sealing set to keep out hot air, for example. The settings of the air conditioner also have an impact on the noise level. If you set the air conditioner to the highest air flow speed, it produces more noise than in night mode, for example.

Are there any silent portable air conditioners?

Portable air conditioner near a window

Let's get right to it: no, there aren't any portable air conditioners that are completely silent. You'll always hear noise. But some air conditioners are louder than others. It's important to know is that a difference of a few decibels can make a big difference in the intensity of the sound. Want to reduce the noise of the air conditioner? Set the air conditioner to night mode. An air conditioner produces less noise in night mode because it works at a lower capacity.

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Julie Air Conditioner Expert.

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