I hope this is the right place to post this.

I've got a 900 sf condo with a large open living room/kitchen with a short hallway going to the bedroom.

The hallway has a bathroom and a mechanical closet off of it. Inside the mechanical closet, the HVAC unit is adjacent to the wall thats shared with the living room.

The HVAC unit is connected with a straight ductwork run about 2' long and ends in a punched metal grille.

When the HVAC is on, it is LOUD. It basically drowns out a lot of sound from the TV. Its motor noise as well as air noise.

Does anyone have suggestions on solutions? Is this something I can find a professional to look at? I just don't want to drag someone out if I really don't have any options.

Thanks in advance!