I'm in the process of building a project recording studio room in the basement.
One of the major problems with this is that the HAVC unit fan runs at a noise floor of about 60 Db(A weighted). Very Loud.
The second major problem is that the project room will need some sort of air exchange system that will isolate the room from the HAVC noise source.
The third problem is that the rest of the basement is used as a woodworking/electronics shop. The woodworking generates a lot of dust even with an air cleaner and shop vac attachments.
The current HAVC unit is a high boy Heil that is about 15-20 years old. I'm looking at maybe replacing this unit with a Carrier 90i System or Ream system. But the budget is tight.
One of the questions I need answered is can the blower motor be replaced on this Heil unit with a quieter unit or should I just replace the whole HAVC system. Does anyone know if blower motors are rated in Db or sones or is this something the manufacturer doesn't provide in the tech info.
I’d like to get a quiet blower motor so that when the studio room is completed the outside room noise level is as quiet as possible. If a new HAVC unit is really quiet then I will not need to design a special sound trap pelumn chamber for air exchange to the studio room.
The entrance to the studio room is being place under the staircase which I'm sealing up to make a sound lock from the HAVC system. but I might use the under the staircase space as a old style reverb chamber since the sound it has is sort of nice. But I was also thinking of using this space as the air exchange isolation pelumn chamber with a forced intake/outake fan system. The project studio space is going to be a room which is 11 feet by 14 feet with a 80 inch acoustic panel ceiling.
Does anybody have any suggestions or done anything similar in a basement?