3 Ways to Soundproof Your HVAC System
Most of us have had the experience of waking up in the middle of night due to our loud HVAC unit kicking on. Or, we’ve been trying to concentrate on work or a movie, only to get interrupted by the incessant drone of an HVAC system. Fortunately, soundproofing your HVAC can help reduce this noise. Read on to learn how to reduce noise from your HVAC system.
1. Stop the Noise Where It Starts
The use of a vibration-reducing product like Vibra Block is a great way to buffer any noise your HVAC system might be giving off. Vibra Block is an acoustical mat, and often placed between the vibration isolation pad and the floor. This mat dampens noise by absorbing energy from vibrating equipment. This makes it an ideal solution for reducing HVAC noise. Vibra Block is easy to install and is available in a variety of sizes to fit your specific needs.
2. Lining Your Ductwork
Sound absorbers such as melamine foam make an excellent option when looking to drown out the noise traveling through your ductwork. This material is specifically designed to absorb noise, and it can significantly reduce the amount of noise that escapes from your ducts. Another option is to install sound baffles at key points in your ductwork. Baffles help to block and redirect noise, and they can also make a significant difference in reducing HVAC noise.
3. Repair Ductwork or Vents
Loose connections, holes, or cracks can all allow air to escape, which can create a rattling sound. In case of any loose connection, make sure to tighten all the fixtures to reduce rattling. Damaged insulation requires fixing by either replacement or repair depending on the extent of damage. In addition, make sure to seal any holes or cracks with mastic or another type of sealant.
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