As it gets warmer and people emerge from their winter hibernation into the summer sun, noise always becomes an issue. This is especially true when it comes to backyard noise in residential neighborhood. The source of the noise can be cookouts, pool pumps, air conditioning units, or a number of other things. For our client, it was their residential HVAC unit that was the cause of the problem.
Our clients lived near Philadelphia and had recently installed central air conditioning. Their neighbors complained to the city about the noise levels, which were very audible due to how close the houses are to each other, and our clients were told they couldn’t use their residential HVAC again until they got the noise levels below the city ordinance.
For these types of noise issues, we recommend a sound blocking fence. These sound barriers absorb noise and can also block it from transferring between properties.
Our most commonly used material to create sound blocking fences, and the most affordable, are our AudioSeal® Exterior-Grade Sound Blankets. Sold by the individual blanket or roll in standard sizes, this makes retrofits to existing structures and residential HVAC units easy and cost-effective.
After discussions with their sales rep, our clients decided to install a stockade fence and line it with AQFA-10EXT Exterior Absorber Sound Blanket. They expedited the order since it was the week before Memorial Day and they wanted to celebrate in their own (quiet) backyard.
After installation of the AQFA-10EXT Exterior Absorber Sound Blanket, the AC noise was well under the city ordinance noise limits and our clients stayed cool and comfortable all summer long.