What To Do If Your HVAC System Is Too Loud

HVAC noise pollution is common especially if your ducting is made from metal. When the noise get too loud it may be time to contact a professional.

Things You Can Do Yourself To Reduce The Noise

HVAC noise pollution can seriously affect your workers productivity, and are known to keep people awake late at night.

Here are a few tips and tricks you can do immediately to reduce the noise.

1. Rearrange the room

2. Use sound blankets and noise walls

3. Wrap the ducts

4. Install a new system

5. Build An HVAC closet

Pay particular attention to using sound blankets to wrap the HVAC unit. This method is extremely effective and is something you can do yourself.

If wrapping your HVAC system with sound blankets is not enough, you may need to implement all the above. The other tips will only subtly improve the noise problem.

Loud Noise Can Be A Sign Its Time To Replace Your HVAC

1. Rearrange Your Room

Modern spaces that have high ceilings and an open look make any noise more acoustic. By adding some furniture, plants, paintings etc can help to dull the acoustic sound your HVAC system may be making.

Rearranging your room is something you can do immediately that can help reduce the noise of your HVAC system.

2. Use Sound Blankets & Noise Walls

The use of sound blankets and noise walls is the most effective way to reduce the noise of a loud system.

It is a common assumption that sound blankets may harm your HVAC system. The opposite is in fact the truth. They help promote insulation and air flow to the components.

Noise walls can be great in certain situations. If your device is outside and you have built a noise wall, make sure it is well ventilated. 

Try adding a little green maybe a plant or paint the wall green to help it blend in to the outside of your home or business.

If you are concerned about adding a noise blanket call MyAirToday for professional help.

3. Wrap The Ducts

Ducts especially metal ones can produce a lot of noise and also more than one type of sound.

Wrapping the ducts or splitting the ducts open and inserting acoustic sound proofing material is a big job.

One can try and this themselves, however we recommend the help of a professional HVAC technician. There are different types of sounds that may need a professional technician to identify with different technical solutions as the fix.

Call MyAirToday for professional help when considering wrapping the ducts for noise reduction.

4. Install A New HVAC System

HVAC systems are a mechanical device that is not built to last forever. Eventually your system will need replacing.

Loud noise is a leading indicator that your unit needs replacing. We recommend if your system is older than five years and your experiencing noise pollution to call an HVAC technician.

Loud noise produced by your HVAC unit is an indicator that one or several of the more expensive components needs replacing.

If the noise is loud and your unsure if the unit needs replacing call MyAirToday in Charlotte, NC.

5. Build An HVAC Closet

There are two types of noise you will encounter from HVAC units impact and airborne noise. 

When you build an HVAC closet it is important to insulate the closet. This prevents sound waves from travelling through the walls and making noise in other rooms of the premises.

We recommend using rubber on the floor to prevent noise from travelling via vibration.

This is a job you can do yourself, however, if you are concerned and not confident in doing the task we recommend calling a professional HVAC company like MyAirToday.

Reducing HVAC Sound Conclusion

Noise complaints from HVAC units is not uncommon. 

Reducing the noise may not always be possible and you may need to invest in a completely new unit.