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Keep It Down! The AC Noise in Ann Arbor, That Is

Ann Arbor, East Lansing and other Michigan municipalities now restrict the noise-level of air conditioning systems, thanks in part to a dispute between two neighbors in East Lansing a couple of years ago. Thankfully, we carry the only AC unit that complies with the new requirements – and we are the only company licensed to sell the Daikin Fit Model, but more on that later.

Next-door neighbors Marilyn McEwen/Don Potter and Karen Twyman/Rick Boyd weren’t so neighborly after Twyman and Boyd found it nearly impossible to sleep with the noise of the neighbor’s AC rumbling throughout the night. While they tried on several occasions to convince McEwen and Potter to stop running the AC during nighttime hours, their requests fell on deaf ears. Eventually, the sleep-deprived couple felt there was only one thing they could do – get the law changed. And they succeeded.

The revised noise ordinance makes it unlawful to operate a residential AC system above 60 decibels during the daytime or exceeding 55 decibels between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. if a neighbor complains; decibels are measured at the property line. While it certainly isn’t feasible for every resident of Ann Arbor or other cities who have revised laws governing AC noise to get a new system, it’s a good idea to keep your fingers crossed that a neighbor won’t complain if your current AC is on the loud side.

If you’re interested in keeping your neighbors happy and the noise level down, the Daikin Fit is the only AC unit that complies with current law, operating at a mere 55 decibels at the unit. This means that at the property line, this innovative system is far more quiet than what the law requires!

Not only is the Daikin Fit super quiet, it’s also low profile, space-saving and budget-friendly. This is an HVAC system that makes it possible to enjoy clean, fresh indoor air without ever compromising comfort. Capable of connecting to ductwork found in traditional AC systems, you will enjoy efficiency, control and quality unsurpassed in the industry.

At Haley Mechanical we encourage homeowners in Ann Arbor and throughout SE Michigan to check out the Daikin Fit “smart” HVAC system. One thing is for certain; with the Daikin Fit, you will never have to worry about your neighbor telling you to “Keep it down.”

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