Avoid neighborhood problems when installing air conditioning
Installing an air conditioner meets a need for comfort in the home. But the installation could disturb the neighbours because of the noise. This problem occurs especially with split air conditioning. How to avoid this concern about the relationship with the neighbors following the installation of a climatisation ?
Warn neighbours of potential noise nuisance
Good relations with neighbours are not a given. All it takes is the unspoken word or a misunderstanding and the relationship quickly falls apart. Noise pollution is one of the sources of problems between neighbours. This is why it is important to prevent them from potential nuisance due to the noise of your air conditioning.
It’s true that there are less noisy air conditioner models available today. This is not the case with commonly proposed models such as reversible air conditioning. Yet it has a reputation for clean air quality. The problem of noise nuisance arises especially with an air conditioner type monosplit or multi-splits. The noise level for the outdoor module of this model is between 45 and 55 dB. However, the annoying threshold for background noise starts at 50 dB. Noise becomes unbearable with a threshold set at 60 dB. You should also know that we can also offer noise insulation for your air conditioner thanks to our air conditioner covers.
Regardless of the type of air-conditioning chosen, preventing neighbours is thus a matter of politeness, knowing that despite preconceived ideas, good neighbourliness is within everyone’s reach. This gesture of courtesy makes it easier to find common ground.
Learn about the regulations and standards concerning the installation of air conditioners.
The regulations remain unclear as to the distance to be respected with regard to the installation of air conditioning in the vicinity. The best is to rely on the Code d’urbanisme defining the obligation for the location of a construction. According to the by-law, the latter must be located at least 3 metres from the property limits. Based on this principle, it makes sense to place the outdoor module of the air conditioner at 6 metres minimum in relation to the neighbours.
Failure to follow this recommendation can lead to problems with those around you. Embarrassed by the noise of the air conditioners, neighbours may invoke a noise nuisance. The latter is clearly defined in article R 1334-31 of the Public Health Code. According to this definition, noise is considered harmful when it is intense, repetitive and/or long. In this context, nuisance is an offence punishable by a fine.
In most cases, it is customary for people to complain to the town hall about a noise nuisance. The problem will first be resolved amicably. If no agreement has been reached, the mayor may request the intervention of a police officer. It is up to the latter to determine whether there is a noise problem.
The air conditioner cover solution
If reversible air conditioning is so popular, it’s because it’s practical. It provides both heating and cooling . Moreover, its role is not limited to heating or cooling the house.
Its filtration system participates in the air treatment by preserving its quality. It would then be a pity to overlook such a practical model on the pretext that it is noisy. In addition, reversible climates are considered economical in terms of energy consumption.
To avoid having to make concessions, the ideal solution is to opt for an air conditioning cover. This protection will reduce the sound intensity by acting as a barrier. It is specifically designed to attenuate the noise emitted by the compressor and fan of the outdoor module. In addition to this function, this accessory also protects the installation from the weather and extends its life.
With PAC Concept, take advantage of the custom-designed climate cover dedicated to outdoor air conditioning units. We also offer covers for heat pumps. For the sake of quality, we strive to provide products that combine practicality and aesthetics. Do not hesitate to let us know what you want in terms of the material and colour of your air conditioning cover.