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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Soundproofing Generators, Pool pumps, Engine and Dyno rooms => Topic started by: sdouble on March 24, 2014, 08:57:31 PM

Title: Chilled-water AC Unit
Post by: sdouble on March 24, 2014, 08:57:31 PM
Hi,

I have a split A/C unit which has a compressor that is chilled by cold water which is installed in my laundry room, next to the bedroom. It is currently sitting on the floor on top of a pad of rubber foam to help with the sound but does not really do very much. The sound it generates is very similar to the sound you hear for outdoor air cooled units and the noise level is very annoying. How can I best soundproof this unit? Should I change the rubber foam pad out to something better and/or build a sound proof box around it?

Thanks, Joe
Title: Re: Chilled-water AC Unit
Post by: Randy S on March 25, 2014, 02:58:32 PM
I do not think your going to be able to do much to the unit itself and the unit needs to breathe, so I would say soundproofing the wall and the door to the laundry will be the best approach.
How does the laundry room vent air?
through a louvered door or duct in the ceiling/wall?