Heat Pump Acoustics in a Typical Residential Setting

Lindsay Hannah

New Zealand Acoustics, 22(4), pp.4- 16 . (2009).

This article presents a background to heat pump acoustics in a residential setting, providing information in the design, installation and control of external noise from heat pumps. Details are presented of how to carry out a basic desktop assessment of expected sound pressure levels at the site boundary and how to conduct field measurements. An introduction to environmental law relating to assessment of external heat pump noise and some common mitigation methods at the design and installation stage are presented.