How to Reduce Air Conditioner Noise

How to Reduce Air Conditioner Noise

Summer temperatures in the Jacksonville area make air conditioning a necessity. However, when you have a noisy a/c, running it can often be a nuisance. Thankfully, there are ways to reduce the amount of noise your air conditioning system makes, so you can enjoy a quieter and more comfortable home all season long.

Build a Fence

Putting a fence around your outdoor a/c unit can help block some of the noise it makes. You might still hear noise that rises up from it, but you’re less likely to hear noise that normally comes through horizontally. Depending on where your outdoor unit is, this might make it less noisy when you’re out in your yard and when you’re on the lower level of your home. Keep in mind that fencing can also help prevent debris from building up around the unit and stop pests from making nests in or around it. Just make sure your outdoor a/c unit has enough room around it for airflow on all sides.

Level the Surface

The surface that your outdoor a/c unit is on can have an impact on the amount of noise it makes. If your unit is on a surface that becomes uneven or worn, this can cause your outdoor unit to make more noise while running. You can either have your outdoor unit moved to a different location with a new surface below it or use foam to help even out the current surface underneath it.

Move the Outdoor Unit

If your outdoor a/c unit is in an inconvenient spot in terms of noise, such as outside your bedroom window, consider having it moved. You can have HVAC technicians move your outdoor unit to a different location that’s farther away from rooms that you and your family spend the most time in. This might not reduce the amount of noise your HVAC unit makes, but it can lower your exposure to it in your everyday life.

Get a Sound Blanket

Sound blankets help lower the amount of noise outdoor a/c units produce. In order to work safely and effectively, you’ll need to make sure you get a sound blanket that properly fits your outdoor unit. You can get the right sound blanket from professional HVAC technicians if you’re not sure which type or size to use. Sound blankets help dampen the level of noise your a/c unit produces, making it operate more quietly overall.

If you have a noisy air conditioner or need maintenance or repairs, contact A/C Designs today for more information on our services. Our team of HVAC technicians provide high-quality air conditioning repairs, installations, maintenance, and other a/c services in the Jacksonville area. We can ensure that your home has a comfortable and quiet interior throughout the cooling season.