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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Sound Control if you're Renting - Apartments, Condo, ETC => Topic started by: cynthia oeser on October 10, 2014, 04:46:58 AM

Title: a/c units next to bedroom window, noise throughout apt.
Post by: cynthia oeser on October 10, 2014, 04:46:58 AM
hello….I live in a groundfloor apt. there are two a/c units right outside my bedroom window, about 2 feet away...my unit and my upstairs neighbors' unit. i don't use mine much, but they use theirs ALL THE TIME, even when it's 65 outside! i really don't want to move, but i cannot go through another summer of listening to the pervasive deep buzzing sound of their unit. so far, i have tried styrofoam insulation and also sound board, cut to fit into the window on the inside which has a 3 inch sill all around it. have also hung a heavy thick blanket. all of these together cut it about in half, but i can still hear the buzzing throughout my apt. any ideas? i'm just a renter, so i don't want to replace the window.
there is thick, closed-cell foam available....would this work? i've heard the acoustic foam squares would NOT work.
thank you
cindy in reno, NV
Title: Re: a/c units next to bedroom window, noise throughout apt.
Post by: Randy S on October 10, 2014, 05:47:36 PM
Acoustic foam squares will not work but you can use our SSP foam mat which is a closed cell foam for blocking sound.
http://www.supersoundproofingsales.com/SSP-Foam-Mat-2-thick-by-48-wide-per-foot/productinfo/09-42760/

or you can do our magnaseal window system.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/magnetseal_windows.htm

Randy S.