Why is my HVAC making noise?

It’s normal for your comfort system to make a little noise as it operates. There are a couple of factors that influence its sound level, including age and insulation.

However, hearing odd or loud noises might mean a future issue with your unit. If you don’t fix it, there can be serious (and expensive) effects in the future.

Here are some of the AC noises and furnace noises we regularly experience in the Wasatch Front region and what they might mean. If you’re experiencing any of these sounds, contact a pro right away. Barlow Service Experts will find out what’s going on with your equipment and what needs to be done to fix it.

Units that make too much sound increases sound pollution. While noise might not necessarily affect energy efficiency, it can influence comfort in your house.

Comfort equipment manufactured now are quieter than previous years. However, it’s smart to look at sound ratings for your new air conditioner or heat pump, particularly if it’s placed near your bedroom or living room.