Read consumer reports a few are rated and sears was one of the
How can anyone tell you this unless they sell different brands and know
I have 2 sears units my new one is much quieter than the old. They all
make noise. If noise is your criteria go to Radio Shack and get a sound
meter then go test units.
Go back to sears and test their other units.
I have a new Sears 50pt, its quiet as quiet goes. Yours may be
defective or it may be one of the quietest. Sears 50 pt is very
efficient and rated as one of the best, Thats why I have 2 , Efficiency
was my no1 concern.
True, and it might also be the mounting method. The
noise generating parts (motor etc) should be well
isolated to prevent transfer of vibration to the
ductwork. Is it mounted CORRECTLY and to Sear's
specific instructions? Or was a shortcut taken
somwhere to make someting fit or be easier to do or
IMO, using a sound measurement at the store won't do
any good: That is not anywhere near the environment
found inside a plenum, chamber, etc., where these
things are located. Depending on resonances and lots
of other things the quietest system can be noisier than
others after installation. Forget the sound meter; it
only measure AIR transmission, not the transmission
occurring inside a metal housing.
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