All air conditioners, to some degree, are designed to minimize the sound they make. However, many home owners find the
noise levels objectionable and greater than anticipated, after the installation is complete. The location of a
condensing unit can significantly influence the perceived noise level. When you double the distance between you and the
air conditioner, you decrease the sound by 5 dB, which is about ¼ as loud. While manufacturers do guarantee the sound
levels of their equipment they can't guarantee the perceived noise level from patios, windows and bedrooms.
Brinmar Sound Blankets are a popular solution for reducing compressor noise, from air conditioners or heat pumps. They
are guaranteed to reduce noise levels to meet or exceed local noise laws and are compatible with all residential
compressors. Brinmar Sound Blankets reduce compressor noise by 5 dB or more - a substantial 40% + reduction.
The sound blanket fits inside the cabinet and wraps around the compressor - the noisiest component of an air conditioner
or heat pump. Brinmar's universal design accommodates hundreds of different styles and shapes of compressors. The
two-piece design allows quick installation in tight cabinets where space is a consideration and where the compressor is
close to the coil or the fan. The sound blanket is securely attached with hook and loop closures, which are durable and
make installation quick and efficient.
The use of a sound blanket will not adversely affect the compressor's performance. In fact, sound blankets are a
conventional form of noise reduction for air conditioners and heat pumps and most manufacturers use them frequently to
reduce noise levels. The Brinmar sound blanket is a cost-effective solution to noise as compared to relocating/replacing
the noisy air conditioner or building a wall/sound barrier.