Reducing A/C Noise
The compressor of my a/c is located in a block enclosure just outside the wall of one bedroom, typical Phoenix house of stucco construction. It's not the quietest unit and I'd like to reduce the noise that comes through. It would be possible to put a several inch thick panel of ? between it and the wall. What do you suggest? Thanks.
You need air flow around your coil. If you starve it, it's only going to make it work harder. I see two options. 1) Get a longer line set and move the entire unit 2) consider a double paned window to lessen the incoming noise.
Hey Plumber Tom just a question about surrounding the unit. Up here in Michigan we use generators for hunting. We have a wooden box that we put around the generator directing the noise away from the camp. The sides are about 10 inches away from the side of the generator and even ****her by the muffler. If EKJ surrounded his unit like this possibly using 1 inch foam insulation leaving one side open would this be OK. Making sure he has a good clearance on all sides???
Yes you raised a good point devildog. If there are openings that allow air-flow around the coil, then that's fine. However heat rises from these units and I'm assuming the top is exposed. Your back-up generator is a whole different story. All the generator needs is ambient air, for a combustion engine.