Any air conditioner service provider will tell you that there shouldn’t be loud noises coming from your air ducts every time your HVAC system turns on. If there are, this could be a sign that something is wrong with your system.
Here are some of the most common reasons behind the noises made by your heating and cooling ducts.
Over time, ducts can get bent out of shape or sag. Static pressure can build up when your ducts are having difficulty pushing air out.
Professional air duct cleaning is important. If you don’t have your filters and ductwork cleaned regularly, the dirt buildup may cause your HVAC system to produce loud noises.
When more than one vent damper is closed, your HVAC system may have problems pushing air out, resulting in noisy ducts.
Hard-pipe ducts don’t suffer from airflow issues as much as flexi-ducts do, but they can cause quite a racket.
The thinner the metal, the more it expands as the temperature changes. Thin metal ducts will make more noise than thicker ones as they expand when you use your furnace.
Your HVAC unit will try to blow as much air as possible into your home, but small ducts make that hard. As a result, the ducts expand and make noise.
Round ducts are the best at preventing annoying noises. Square and rectangular ducts aren’t as good at this, as they adjust poorly to temperature changes.
To address problems with noisy ductwork, talk to an AC repair professional. In many cases, the noise is caused by an underlying problem that’s bigger and more expensive to fix. To ignore the issue would be to court disaster and risk an untimely breakdown. Call Mechanical Technologies at (915) 544-1550 or fill out our contact form for a consultation.