We recently wrote a post over on our Home Energy blog regarding reducing loud noises that make their way from outside your home to inside your living areas. As we mention in that post, these noises can be annoying and even prevent us from being able to get things done around the house. One of those loud external noises that people often hear and experience is loud air conditioning units. Whether these units are our own or belong to a close neighbor, they can sometimes cause a loud motor hum that can creep its way through our home’s walls and windows and go straight to our heads.

There are some common problems that can cause loud air conditioning units. Fortunately, there are also some very viable solutions to limit this noise. First and foremost, proper AC unit maintenance and service is the number one way to get around loud noise from these systems. Especially in older units, just a small performance issue or problem can lead to noise. If you’re experiencing unusually loud noise coming from your air conditioner, it’s best to call in an expert right away. Full AC service by certified professionals can ensure everything is in proper working order.

These professionals can check fan motors, compressors and other moving parts within the unit to make sure everything is in good shape. These professionals will be able to pinpoint to root cause of the noise and provide a solution to the problem. They can also take things a step further when it comes to full air conditioning unit service and inject AC Renew into the refrigerant in the system. This product is a lubricant for the AC unit and helps reduce compressor noise. AC service, repair and maintenance isn’t just good for our ears, it’s also good for our wallets. Having an air conditioner working properly not only minimizes noise coming from the unit, it also maximizes its efficiency—regardless of the make or model.

Another common problem that may be causing a lot of air conditioning unit noise entering your home doesn’t have anything to do with the unit itself. Poor windows can also have a lot to do with external noise getting into your home. As we mentioned in that same recent blog post, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to replace all of your windows if this is the cause of the loud noise inside. There are some other solutions to the problem of faulty windows.

As we’ve mentioned in the past, Indow Windows have a number of fantastic benefits. These can be hugely successful in the battle against external noise, especially that of loud AC units. Given that air conditioning units are contained to one side or portion outside the home, Indow Windows can be used as “targeted” inserts on the windows surrounding or near these AC units. Installing these window inserts in these areas can have a huge impact on how much noise makes its way into your home. If you think your windows aren’t properly or sufficiently blocking external noise from your air conditioner, don’t hesitate to contact us for help. In the meantime, you can watch how dramatic the results can be from a quick installation of Indow Windows in the video below:

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4 thoughts on “Reducing Air Conditioner Noise

  1. Our air conditioner installation in Seattle WA went off without a hitch, which was great because the last one was so horribly noisy.

  2. I think people often jump to conclusions and purchase a new air conditioner right away. It’s definitely best to have it looked at by a professional. Most of the time the issue can be fixed right away without even having to replace the window.

  3. As soon as you start to be able to hear your air conditioning unit from inside your house, you should call a professional to check it out, or check it out yourself with caution. If you do decide to check it out by yourself, then be sure to do some research to make sure you know what to look for. If everything seems fine, yet the noise continues, then it is time to call a professional.

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