Author Topic: Loud Furnace/AC Fan through return; screen?  (Read 5534 times)

Gloria

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Loud Furnace/AC Fan through return; screen?
« on: July 31, 2001, 10:38:55 PM »
We have a loud furnace/AC fan that we hear through
the return. It's so loud it drowns out the TV!  We
were thinking of building a panel screen or getting
a folding screen so we have space so that the return
isn't blocked.  What kind of material can we use on
the panels??  Gloria

bjnash

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Re: Loud Furnace/AC Fan through return; screen?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2001, 04:29:48 AM »

: We have a loud furnace/AC fan that we hear through
: the return. It's so loud it drowns out the TV!  We
: were thinking of building a panel screen or getting
: a folding screen so we have space so that the return
: isn't blocked.  What kind of material can we use on
: the panels??  Gloria

I doubt these will work well.. Best to relocate the ducting within the wall and change the grill to something that doesn't contribute to the noise.  To relocate the ducting, open the wall by removing a drywall panel (cut with a saw), and make a new duct that will cause the air to make a "S" turn.  Line it with soundproofing mat- inside and out is best. COver the wall with the drywall you removed and repaint. The article about generators shows how noise is reduced by padding and making the air make turns.  


lg

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Re: Loud Furnace/AC Fan through return; screen?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2001, 01:47:46 AM »
: : We have a loud furnace/AC fan that we hear through
: : the return. It's so loud it drowns out the TV!  We
: : were thinking of building a panel screen or getting
: : a folding screen so we have space so that the return
: : isn't blocked.  What kind of material can we use on
: : the panels??  Gloria
:
: I doubt these will work well.. Best to relocate the ducting within the wall and change the grill to something that doesn't contribute to the noise.  To relocate the ducting, open the wall by removing a drywall panel (cut with a saw), and make a new duct that will cause the air to make a "S" turn.  Line it with soundproofing mat- inside and out is best. COver the wall with the drywall you removed and repaint. The article about generators shows how noise is reduced by padding and making the air make turns.  
What kind of grill would you suggest that does not contribute to noise?


 

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