We have a Rheem high-efficency gas furnace installed in an apartment. It is in a 24-inch deep closet in the main living space and is so noisy you can't hear the television when it kicks in.
Several HVAC guys I've asked have mentioned that they "had heard" that turning the return away from the room "might help." The guy who put it in said he would never spec another installation sight unseen and vanished ... hmmm ...
It seems to me lots of people have their HVAC units in a room right in the middle of their house but it isn't this noticeable.
Cam anyone give me a suggestion about how to muffle this noise? Failing that, I'm considering moving the furnace to an insulated box in the basement, about 20 feet away, but that is going to be expensive.
Thanks in advance.