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  1. Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.

    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
  2. Thanks--will take a look.

    Thanks--will take a look.
  3. All excellent tips--thank you. I hadn't noticed...

    All excellent tips--thank you. I hadn't noticed the availability of the isolators and sound blanket.
  4. Any observations about the Trane xr16 low-profile condenser?

    As I posted last week, I'm looking to swap out my old 2.5 ton Trane XE1100 AC condenser for something quieter and more efficient. The limitation is that my furnace, a Trane XV95, apparently lacks...
  5. Dan, Thanks for the additional info. In...

    Dan,

    Thanks for the additional info.

    In answer to your question about current dbA within 4" of the condensing unit frame, the answer is about 72 (allowing for occasional fluctuations). Five...
  6. Dan-- The current measurement I posted (66-69...

    Dan--

    The current measurement I posted (66-69 decibels) is at my property line. I'd like to get closer to 55db. That would put me within the legal limit where I live and (more important) give my...
  7. Thanks for the info, pecmsg. My current system...

    Thanks for the info, pecmsg. My current system runs at a pretty constant 66-69 db, so if I could drop it to a constant 56 db that would be a win. But my reading of the specs on new systems suggest...
  8. Thanks very much for the tips, Joe. In...

    Thanks very much for the tips, Joe.

    In answer to your questions:

    I had not looked into a sound blanket but will investigate.

    Rather than replace the whole system, I'm hoping just to...
  9. Advice on replacing 20-year-old AC with something quieter?

    I have 20-year old central AC system that needs replacement. It uses old-style refrigerant AND the neighbor complains about the noise. I'm hoping someone here can make a recommendation.

    Here...
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