I am lining up for a new air conditioner. The Trane XL14i is boasting sound
ratings of 76... Sound ratings are important enough to me to weigh heavily
on my final decision. I have a choice of Carrier, Trane, or York.
I am having a 2-1/2 ton, with R410a Refrigerant...Puron as Carrier calls
Any suggestions on sound ratings or where I can get further information on
this...I would like to see a sheet that lists all the manufacturers side by
side with their sound ratings but this does not seem easy to find...
Boasting about 76??????????
ICP R-410 Air Conditioners:
H4A4 series, 14 SEER, high fan 74 low fan 70
H4A3 series, 13 SEER, high fan 75 low fan 70
ICP R410 Heat Pumps:
H4H4 series, 14 SEER, high fan 74 low fan 69
H4H3 series, 13 SEER, high/low fan 73
Somewhere around here I have a sound pressure meter I had bought many years
ago--pretty sure still it's complete and that the chicken shit glue binder
that I had Boeing Cal-Cert put around the pot is still intact....maybe take
Nevermind though..we are getting into sound pressure and dissapation as it
relates to distance from the initial source.
I've actually quite a bit in this, amatuer musician and all--but a general
rule of thumb is one of root quare distance, bbc did the studys inna fucking
cornfield in the 40's IIRC.
Perhaps quite an advantage for certain hvac folks that were able to isolate
outside units inna say maybe a concrete structure that only allows sound to
Seems to me that as long as the appropriate clearance distances are
maintained for proper air flow and access around the condenser, thick hedge
would go a long way towards absorbing sound instead of reflecting it.
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