Are heat pumps noisy?

Are air heat pumps noisy? We're considering having one installed once our renovation gets to that stage but we're unsure whether the unit that goes outside will annoy neighbours or disturb our peace.

Asked by Greg on 19th Dec 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"yes they can be considered to be noisy,Planning and preparation needs to go into these ,you really need a proper site survey to choose the correct location"
Answered on 2nd Jun 2024 - Member since Nov 2018 - report
"Not at all, you will a sort of fan “hum” but that’s all. Would only really recommend with underfloor manifold or you’ll need to over size radiator to allow for heat. Best to check the MI of the pump your looking at for exact DB"
Answered on 19th Dec 2022 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"No a heat pump isn’t noisy for your neighbors to be disturbed or yourselves"
Answered on 19th Dec 2022 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"Air source heat pumps are generally quiet. You will be best to liase with your local council as some areas are not allowed heat pumps"
Answered on 19th Dec 2022 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
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