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Old 07-09-2016, 01:16 PM   #1
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Dometic AC - Lo Med High

Our 2016 26U has ducted air (thankfully!) but there is no audible sound difference in the Lo, Med, or High settings on the Fan when set to Cool. Should there be?
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:18 PM   #2
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BTW. Don't you love Auto Correct? Dometic.
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I had a similar issue with my non-ducted 2014 AC. I did a thermostat reset per the user manual, and the problem was fixed.
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:07 PM   #4
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Simply set the fan to "auto". It will then turn off when not needed, instead of endlessly droning 24/7.
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In my 2015, I can usually hear a slight change in sound between the low and high fan settings, if I'm right under the unit. Joe
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:13 PM   #6
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The auto correct issue is fixed.

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Old 07-09-2016, 06:12 PM   #7
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If we need the air conditioner at night, I find it better to leave the fan on one of the speeds rather than auto. On auto it cycles on and off and can wake me up when it comes on. That's not a problem if it runs constantly. I usually want the air circulation anyway.
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Right now I've got a manual air distribution box. I perceive very little difference between the low med high settings. There is a difference that you can tell is there but it's so small it might as well always be on high.
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Wondering if you tried the thermostat reset per FCStreamer's suggestion? Although I don't have your model, IMO you should be able to notice the different fan speeds, especially as your system is quieter as I understand it.



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Our 2016 26U has ducted air (thankfully!) but there is no audible sound difference in the Lo, Med, or High settings on the Fan when set to Cool. Should there be?
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I had a similar issue with my non-ducted 2014 AC. I did a thermostat reset per the user manual, and the problem was fixed.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:25 PM   #10
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I did try the reset and it didn't seem to change anything. I'll try calling Dometic this week.
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Although my AS is not ducted, after installing the new Dometic Blizzard NXT air conditioner and two months experience with using them (FR. & R.) I can report that there's no compressor noise inside the AS at all, only air flow through the newly designed interior ceiling air box. The H, M, L & Auto fan speeds work the same as the Penguin I & II. The units run so cold that my 34' cools with just one, either F or R, unit running in 95 degree direct sun on the roof. On the medium and low speeds, they make about the same amount of air noise as a Fantastic Fan set to low. On high speed fan, they are about the same noise level as the Fantastic Fan on high speed. I've got no idea when the auto fan kicks on and off during the day or night. On the low setting, during the day, the unit trolls along quietly enough that it offers no distraction. Very happy with them so far.
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Which air box style are you referring to?

The NXT looks interesting.
How was drainage plumbed from the drain pan?

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Thanks for this information. Do you have the 13.5k or 15k BTU units, and were they an easy drop-in replacement? Ditto to Joe about the condensate drain issues.

I don't see any noise/sound decibel specs offhand in the mfg. literature, and am wondering if you can quantify the noise reductions you mention?

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Although my AS is not ducted, after installing the new Dometic Blizzard NXT air conditioner and two months experience with using them (FR. & R.) I can report that there's no compressor noise inside the AS at all, only air flow through the newly designed interior ceiling air box. The H, M, L & Auto fan speeds work the same as the Penguin I & II. The units run so cold that my 34' cools with just one, either F or R, unit running in 95 degree direct sun on the roof. On the medium and low speeds, they make about the same amount of air noise as a Fantastic Fan set to low. On high speed fan, they are about the same noise level as the Fantastic Fan on high speed. I've got no idea when the auto fan kicks on and off during the day or night. On the low setting, during the day, the unit trolls along quietly enough that it offers no distraction. Very happy with them so far.
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I did try the reset and it didn't seem to change anything. I'll try calling Dometic this week.
Thanks for the update. Good luck!

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