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Author Topic: Blocking traffic noise coming in through window-unit air conditioner  (Read 7782 times)

bluetulip18

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Ever since installing a window-unit air conditioner, I feel like I have no windows. Extremely loud traffic noise comes into my apartment through the ac's "accordion" plastic, which extends out from the side of my ac to the edge of the window. How can I fix this problem?

I have heard installing plexi glass over the "accordion" might help. Has anyone ever tried it?

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Re: Blocking traffic noise coming in through window-unit air conditioner
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 04:26:23 PM »

I doubt you see very much reduction from the plexi glass, you might see some but the A/C itself is the "hole" in the window. The A/C must come out to get a decent sound reduction.
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JamesT

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Re: Blocking traffic noise coming in through window-unit air conditioner
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 12:32:05 AM »

You could put some sound deadening material over the plastic accordion sides and it may help. But like the previous poster said, the internals of the air conditioner are what carries the noise. There may be better made window units with better sound dampening but as far a retrofitting a window ac unit, I don't think there's a way.