air conditioners, to some degree, are designed
to minimize the sound they make. However, many home
owners find the noise levels objectionable and greater
than anticipated, after the installation is complete.
The location of a condensing unit can significantly
influence the perceived noise level. When you double
the distance between you and the air conditioner, you
decrease the sound by 5 dB, which is about ¼
as loud. While manufacturers do guarantee the sound
levels of their equipment they can't guarantee the perceived
noise level from patios, windows and bedrooms.
Brinmar Sound Blankets are a popular
solution for reducing compressor noise, from air conditioners
or heat pumps. They are guaranteed to reduce noise levels
to meet or exceed local noise laws and are compatible
with all residential compressors. Brinmar Sound Blankets
reduce compressor noise by 5 dB or more -- a substantial
40% + reduction.
The sound blanket fits inside the
cabinet and wraps around the compressor -- the noisiest
component of an air conditioner or heat pump. Brinmar's
universal design accommodates hundreds of different
styles and shapes of compressors. The two-piece design
allows quick installation in tight cabinets where space
is a consideration and where the compressor is close
to the coil or the fan. The sound blanket is securely
attached with hook and loop closures, which are durable
and make installation quick and efficient.
The use of a sound blanket will not
adversely affect the compressor's performance. In fact,
sound blankets are a conventional form of noise reduction
for air conditioners and heat pumps and most manufacturers
use them frequently to reduce noise levels. The Brinmar
sound blanket is a cost-effective solution to noise
as compared to relocating/replacing the noisy air conditioner
or building a wall/sound barrier.
If an air conditioner or heat
pump is causing a problem for you or your neighbor,
there are three solutions: move the unit, replace the
unit or reduce the sound. Brinmar Sound Blankets are
the simplest solution. They lower your equipment's sound
levels without having to move or replace the equipment.
Brinmar Sound Blankets are by far the easier and more
cost effective solution to reducing air conditioner