You rely on your HVAC system to keep your commercial building safe and comfortable. But if your HVAC equipment is noisy, it may be an annoyance to customers and employees. It’s tough to have a conversation or engage in deep thought with a furnace rattling away in the background! The good news is that there is plenty that can be done to address HVAC noise concerns in commercial spaces. Here are some key recommendations.

Call a Repair Company

If your HVAC equipment recently became noisy, that could be because something is broken. It could have a worn ball bearing, which is causing friction between some moving parts. Or, a few bolts could be loose, causing a blower component to rattle around.

These and other common issues that lead to noises tend to be quite easy for a commercial HVAC service repair team to fix. They can diagnose the problem and give you an estimate for the needed repairs. They may also recommend some other maintenance to quiet your system down. Sometimes a little lubricant and a new air filter can make a big difference.

Consider Moving Your System

A lot of commercial buildings were initially built to suit one purpose, but have since been reassigned a different purpose. In other words, the HVAC system may have been well-located according to the previous owner’s needs, but not your own. Moving the HVAC system to a place further away from customers and employees can help ease the noise concerns.

Moving an HVAC system is no small feat, and it is definitely not a DIY project. The associated duct work and controls will likely also need to be moved. Contact your commercial mechanical contractors, and have them look over your system. They’ll tell you whether it’s possible to move your current equipment, and if so, they can provide you an estimate.

Install Rooftop Air Conditioning

If you’re on the verge of needing a new HVAC system anyway, it may be wise to look into rooftop options. When your air conditioner is located on the rooftop, your building tends to stay much quieter, even in the heat of summer.

Rooftop air conditioning has a few other advantages, too. Your HVAC contractor can work on the system without having to get in the way of your day-to-day business operations. Plus, the increased airflow around rooftop air conditioners tends to improve their energy-efficiency, which saves you money in the long run.

You don’t have to go on living with a noisy commercial HVAC system. Follow the advice above to quiet things down. Don’t hesitate to contact H & H Commercial Services if you’re looking for commercial HVAC contractors in the Delaware Valley. We offer AC maintenance contracts, installation, repairs, and more across a wide variety of industries.