Quiet and Reliable Non-Ducted Air Conditioner?
Our lovely restored 34' 1983 Avion "Stella" has only a two original appliances left 1) The Magic-Chef Stove/Oven and 2) The 18K BTU Duo-Therm Brisk-Air Air-Conditioner. Both work fine, so I have not replaced either.
However..... My lovely wife hates the Brisk-Air A/C. Not because it does not cool adequately. It does, even on the hottest days in Houston, TX. But the Brisk-Air is LOUD! My Sound Pressure Level meter records 87 dba at 3'-0" above the floor. It is so noisy that it gives my wife headaches.
I'm looking at other options to lower the noise level. And (of course), none of the product data sheets list the Sound Pressure Level on their specifications.
So... Does anybody know which 18K BTU Non-Ducted A/C is the quietest? And... After enjoying a VERY COLD 31 year old A/C, could I get any frank and comradely comments on the reliability of the available units?
I appreciate your help.
(Sorry, I can't hear you. Let me turn this A/C off!)
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