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Old 11-25-2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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AC/HP is very loud.

Just wondering if others have a noisy AC unit. Our AC and Heat Pump are very noisy when running compared to other units of the same size. Any Ideas what might cause this? Do I need to take it back to the dealer and if so what do I say might be the cause?

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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I don't know how to compare it to other units but we find our AC/HP pretty darn loud. In hot weather we're happy to listen to the A/C and it soon fades into the background. In cold weather when at a full hook up site we don't use the HP we use a little portable convection heater that is just about silent and probably does a better job of heating the area we want anyway.

One other reason to use a portable heater is to prolong the life of the ceiling unit. I can buy a whole bunch of $39 heaters for the price of a new HP.

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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I got a 13.5 Dometic Penguin, which is a low profile unit. I heard after the fact it is noisier than than the regular configuration which sits higher on the roof.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:12 AM   #4
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I'll use the AC when necessary. At night I'll turn the thermostat to a setting both tolerable and warm enough that it's not running all the time.

Heat strip or heat pump -- I don't use my heat strip based on the noise alone. Propane is pretty cheap by comparison. I can't justify a space heater because of traveling with 2 dogs and the extras necessary to deal with them.

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