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New era of quiet AC arrives

We all get it. In the Okanagan, air conditioning isn’t optional. It’s a necessity of Okanagan living.

What do we think of air conditioning, though, besides the obvious? That we can’t sleep without it? It’s noisy. It takes over our outdoor space. And it’s expensive to operate. So what’s the solution?

The large air conditioning units that sit outside our homes are loud, reaching up to 78 decibels. Not only that, but they take up a considerable amount of space as they sit on patios, driveways, pathways or right in our backyards, and can be really expensive to operate.

Zac Tracey from Comfort Tech Heating & Cooling Ltd. says the Daikin FIT is the answer.

“The Daikin FIT system is quiet, efficient and has a really small footprint compared to traditional cube style air conditioners,” Tracey says.

The Daikin FIT is a side-discharge, smart HVAC system that won’t compromise on comfort and connects to your typical ducted home comfort system. The low profile of the outdoor unit offers solutions when a traditional cube style cannot.

Traditional air conditioners run around 76 to 78 decibels, which is as loud as a running vacuum cleaner. The Daikin FIT runs as low as 56 to 58 decibels, which is about the same as people having a quiet conversation in your home.

“We run into situations all the time—patios, driveways with limited space, units under bedroom windows, or simply an air conditioner where the noise and size literally take over the backyard,” Tracey says.

He points out that all of these problems can be remedied with the right solution.

“FIT air conditioners are an amazing option for people with small spaces or whose outdoor living is compromised by the typical, noisy air conditioners that are available on the market today,” he says.

 Think you can just move your air conditioner to a new place? Not as easy as it sounds, unfortunately.

“Moving an air conditioner is not as easy as it seems,” Tracey says. “When we look at moving an air conditioner we have to consider extending the linesets, moving the electrical and making sure everything is still going to work as it should.

“Keeping it simple is always the best solution. We want to give you back your outdoor living space without compromising on efficiency or quality.”



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