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How to Fix a Noisy HVAC

While HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems are vital for maintaining comfort, they can sometimes produce excessive noise. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to reduce those unwanted noises. Here at A&R Plumbing, Heating, and Air, we’ve rounded up the top five ways to ensure your home stays cool, warm, and quiet:

Regular Maintenance

Routine HVAC maintenance is crucial in reducing system noise. Over time, system components can become loose or wear down, causing the system to work harder and consequently create more noise. Regular inspections and maintenance can identify and resolve these issues early, keeping your system running smoothly and quietly.


Installing soundproofing material around the unit or within the ducts can significantly dampen the noise it generates. Remember, a professional should do this to ensure the system’s efficiency isn’t compromised.

Duct Inspection and Repair

A common source of HVAC noise is ductwork. Loose or damaged ducts can rattle or whistle when the system is running. Have your ductwork inspected by a professional and undertake necessary repairs or modifications to minimize noise.

Installing a Noise Barrier

Noise barriers or fences around outdoor units can deflect noise from living areas. These can be especially beneficial for heat pumps or condenser units near bedrooms or other quiet spaces.

System Upgrade

Older HVAC systems are noisier than their newer counterparts. If your system is old, upgrading to a newer, quieter model can significantly reduce noise levels and improve energy efficiency.

At A&R Plumbing, Heating, and Air, we understand the importance of a peaceful home. We offer various services, including regular maintenance, duct inspection, and system upgrades. Our team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring your HVAC system provides optimal temperature control. Call us to help  you maintain a quiet living space in Amarillo, TX.