Hi all, my first post so be easy on me...I'm a newbie to HVAC jargon.
I want to minimize the noise that my Rheem 410 (scroll compressor) heat pump makes. Like others have posted, I can not get used to the extremely loud noise that the scroll compressor makes every couple of hours or so when the reversing valve gets stuck for anywhere between 3 and 10 seconds. During this period it sounds like a sick lawnmower running on 1 cylinder. On top of this annoying noise, when it is running normally the fan or rotor engine till makes a pretty loud whirling/buzzing sound that I can hear overtop of my TV in the livingroom that is on the opposite side of the house....yeah I know...I must have super sonic bat ears or something.
So from what I have read is that everyone recommends getting a sound blanket to dampen the noise. I can definitely do that, but which blankets work the best...is there one out there that is way superior.
And besides a sound blanket, what other things can I do or buy to reduce the noise level? For instance, I read in one post that Rheem changed its fan blades with quieter ones, do I need to special order thoses or do they come standard in the 2009 models? Another example is anti-vibration rubber vibro pads...are they worth a try or do they attached to someother HVAC component not related to the condenser?
Basically, I want to modify or sup up my heat pump as much as possible to reduce the noise level. Any tricks, or specific products, etc. that work well? Oh, and I plan on having my local HVAC person do all of the mods!
Thanks in advance!