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Soundproofing an Reverse Cycle AC Unit
I just had installed a Pompanette 16k BTU reverse cycle unit under my v-berth.
I have a vent that feeds the berth, and 2 more feeding the main salon and it works like a charm...BUT...it's kinda LOUD in the V-berth now...
I remember looking at every AC unit at the Miami Boat Show a couple of years ago, and this unit was by far the quietest at the time. It is sound insulated on the front by the air intake, but I'm thinking that being in the compartment under the v-breth, the fan and compressor noise is being echoed around, amplifying the noise inside the 'box'. Sort of like a speaker enclosure.
I'm looking for thoughts on whether or not if I built a box and had sound insulation lining the interior if that would help, or if given the large size of the return air grill, that it is what it is...and this is the price of staying cool and dry?