How to Soundproof an HVAC System
The HVAC system can be the biggest noise culprit in contemporary buildings. Proper insulation and soundproofing will keep the activity area quiet that could get disturbed by the hum and other noises from air and ventilation systems. Here are some best ways to soundproof an HVAC system:
1. Remove and Replace the Air Vent
The easiest way to soundproof HVAC is to replace the air vent with a quieter, thicker model. The soundproofing vent should be able to reduce 90% of the noise coming from the unit.
2. Use Flexible Ducts
Flexible ducts are a great choice for soundproofing your HVAC system. They’re easy to install and made of materials that are flexible enough to withstand the movement of your HVAC system.
3. Upgrade the HVAC System
The availability of higher energy-efficient HVAC systems with the ability to perform will contribute to your savings, and they are usually quieter. Replace the older style ducting with newer insulated ductwork. New insulation and sealing leakage points can also help reduce sounds within your home.
4. Buy a Duct Silencer
The HVAC duct silencer has been designed to reduce the noise produced by air conditioning and ventilation systems. They are used in residential and commercial applications, especially in new construction where the builder must meet noise ordinances. This item is a great addition to your home for two reasons: it’s easy to install and saves money.
Get Regular Maintenance to Address System Noise
If the noise from your system is related to a loud air conditioner or furnace, this can be addressed by a professional during regular maintenance. Whistling through ducts is often a sign of a leak. Banging or rattling noises may indicate clogged intakes or issues with fan blades. These kinds of inspections are done on a regular basis by the pros, so it can save a lot of time and frustration to work with someone trained in HVAC maintenance to troubleshoot your noise issues.
Contact a Professional for More Ideas
For over 90 years, KW Lang Mechanical has provided quality heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services to the Greater Cleveland Area.
As a top-notch HVAC contractor serving the Cleveland area, we know how to help you keep your home comfortable year-round, whether it is by providing repairs or installing a new furnace or AC in your home or business. We also offer VRF systems, green technology and preventative maintenance.
Call us today, and we can discuss the various services we offer and make arrangements to get your AC up and running again as soon as possible.Tags: Soundproof AC