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HVAC System Noise Reduction: Tips for a Quieter Home

The joy of having central heating and cooling is often overshadowed by the disruptive noise that a problematic HVAC system often produces. Sometimes the noise can be so loud that family members have to raise their voices to be heard, or turn the TV volume up.

What Are Some of the Common Sources of Noisy HVAC Systems?

While a low, steady humming sound is normal for a well-maintained HVAC, you should be concerned about squealing, banging, hissing, clicking and other loud noises. A wide variety of issues may lead to these irritating sounds coming from your HVAC system. Here are some of the common sources:

  • Old filter/poor filtration
  • Leaky ductwork
  • Vibrations caused by unbalanced fans, loose components, etc.
  • Poor insulation
  • Low quality/old fans
  • Overworked system
  • And more…

Best Tips for a Quieter HVAC System

Your HVAC system can be smooth and quiet with the help of a qualified HVAC services company like A-1 Heating and Cooling. Here are our best tips for a quieter HVAC system.

  • Upgrade Fans

    As a leader in residential ventilation solutions, QuietCool supplies high quality, efficient and quiet residential fans for HVAC systems. QuietCool provides attic fans, garage fans and whole-house fans. Each of their fans is engineered to provide maximum output with minimal noise levels, making their fans one of the world’s quietest fans for residential use. A simple fan upgrade performed by A-1 Heating and Cooling would significantly cut down HVAC noise in your home.

  • Review Noise Ratings

    If it’s time to replace your older HVAC system, be sure to choose a quieter unit. HVAC units have noise ratings that are available in the specifications. If you have a question about how to read noise ratings, your A-1 Heating and Cooling technician is happy to review it with you.

  • Install a Smart Thermostat

    One of the most common reasons why an HVAC system gets noisy is because it’s being overworked. The underlying cause could be a faulty thermostat. The smartest thing you can do to increase the lifespan of your HVAC system and keep it running quietly is to have a smart thermostat installed. Smart thermostats can be programmed to help save energy on heating and cooling when you’re not at home or when you’re asleep. They can also heat and cool certain zones, so you’re not wasting energy on unoccupied areas of the home.

A-1 Heating and Cooling is your trusted and certified company for HVAC services in Northern California. Contact us today for all your heating and cooling service, maintenance and repair needs.