Don’t Let HVAC Issues Detract from Your Audio/Video Experience

Many neglect it, but getting your room’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) right is critical. With our help, you’ll get an engineered design to ensure the room stays cool and the air is fresh during ANY movie marathon or listening/recording session.

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The Issues We Solve Through HVAC Design

Our HVAC design process resolves many issues, including:

  • Room overheating and air quality degradation during use, making your room an uncomfortable place to be for long periods.
  • Intrusive HVAC noises such as hisses and rumbles that detract from your enjoyment.

We stop you:

  • Relying on the expertise of a local HVAC contractor who doesn’t understand the requirements of high-performance audio/video rooms.
  • Failing to get the HVAC right the first time and having to either live with poor performance or commit to expensive and messy retrofits to fix design problems.

The Benefits Of HVAC Design

Get your HVAC right the first time:

  • Keep your room cool and conditioned, even when filled with people.
  • Stop the air in your room from becoming stale and stuffy.
  • Eliminate whooshing noises from air moving across HVAC registers.
  • Protect your equipment investment by providing it with adequate cooling.

What’s Included?

Acoustic Frontiers’ HVAC Design service is a data-based approach to creating the optimal HVAC system design for your listening room, home theater, or home recording studio.


Getting your HVAC system right is a joint effort between your HVAC contractor and us. We handle the specifics of properly designed HVAC in a high-performance audio/video room, and they handle the generics of right-sizing and selecting compressors, air handlers, and ductwork.


Here’s how HVAC design with Acoustic Frontiers works:

  • We calculate and document heat loads from audio/video equipment selections, the number of people in the room, and lighting.
  • We create an HVAC system line drawing, showing the conceptual placement and details of supplies, returns, sound isolating muffler boxes, and registers.
  • Work with your HVAC contractor to ensure they understand the requirements for heat load, comfort, and noise.
  • Using our input, your HVAC contractor calculates how much air is required to keep the room cool and ventilated, what size ducts are required, and what HVAC equipment to use.
  • We review the HVAC design your contractor comes up with and make sure it meets our performance standards.

What You’ll Get

  • Documented calculations showing heat loads from audio/video equipment selections, the number of people in the room, and lighting.
  • HVAC system line drawing, showing the conceptual placement and details of supplies, returns, sound isolating muffler boxes, and registers.

Creating A System You Love Shouldn't Be Difficult

With Acoustic Frontiers, all it takes is 4 simple steps.



We'll take the time to understand your unique needs and goals to customize our approach to designing the best experience for you.



This is where the magic happens and what really makes Acoustic Frontiers stand out. Every room is different, and we’ll account for all the elements that impact performance in your space to ensure you get the best system for your budget.



We’ll make the installation process as painless as possible and carefully calibrate your system to optimize performance.



You deserve the best, and now you’ve got it. Put on your favorite movie or album, or create your next track because the system you wanted is yours to enjoy.

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What Do Our Clients Think?

“I'm really enjoying the theater so far. It looks and sounds great, and we get a ton of compliments from guests that come over. The HVAC system has been great - I don't hear anything when it's running and it does the job keeping everything cool enough.”  


“Definitely glad we went with the hush box. Huge improvement in the noise floor and immersion during quiet dialogue in movies. I would say for anyone that is planning on the extra expense and attention to detail required for full sound isolation (which is totally worth the effort), you will be kicking yourself for not addressing the noise and heat produced by your projector. Don't be penny smart and pound foolish!”

A.B., USA.

"Acoustic Frontiers are fantastic to work with. They listen and hear your needs and wants, but they aren’t shy about setting you straight either. They are also very flexible in working with a variety of budgets."


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Nyal Mellor, Founder, Acoustic Frontiers

  • (415) 524-8741
  • Serving USA & Canada
  • Fairfax, Northern California, USA

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