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Appliance noise: How loud is your home?

Appliance noise: How loud is your home?

Turn off your computer for a moment and listen to the sounds around you. What do you hear? Humming refrigerator, washing machine or dishwasher in the next room? When you are currently buying an appliance, this number will have a noise value in decibels. However, have you thought about how noisy the appliances are in your home?

For all kinds of household appliances, the noise level and also the sound are more and more important. Manufacturers of dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers, air conditioners... are all aware of this trend and try to use the silence of their products as their competitive advantage. But when appliances are connected and turned on at the same time, it can still spread unpleasant noise and noise in the home.

Such sounds affect relaxation, sleep and can impair concentration at work. Noise in the home should not be underestimated. Even long-term exposure to sounds around 80 dB can have an adverse effect on health, and long-term exposure to sounds above 90 dB can cause permanent damage to hearing loss.

How noisy are household appliances?

  • Computer about 37-45 dB
  • Refrigerator approx. 40-43 dB
  • Warm air heating system approx. 42-52 dB
  • Exhaust fan for the bathroom approx. 54-55 dB
  • Microwave approx. 55-59 dB
  • Clothes dryer approx. 56-58 dB
  • Printer approx. 58-65 dB
  • High-quality window fan approx. 60-66 dB
  • Alarm clock 60-80 dB
  • Dishwasher approx. 63-66 dB
  • Clothes washing machine approx. 65-70 dB
  • Telephone approx. 66-75 dB
  • Kitchen hood approx. 69 – 71 dB
  • Garbage crusher 76-83 dB
  • Hair dryer 80-95 dB
  • Electric can opener 81-83 dB
  • Vacuum cleaner 84-89 dB
  • Coffee grinder 84-95 dB
  • Hand electric mixer 86-91 dB
  • Lawnmower 88-94 dB
  • Food processor 93-100 dB

Too many homes today are filled with noise pollution from appliances and fail to fulfill their ideal role as a place of relaxation. If you work or go to class all day in a noisy environment, coming home to a cacophony of mechanical and electronic sounds can be, to put it mildly, unpleasant. For some adults and children, noise can cause more serious problems.

If you are renovating your apartment or house, ask us about soundproofing the walls and thus reduce the noise from the appliances in your home.

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