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Best Quiet Fans for Sleeping 2019: Reviews and Buying Guides

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Are you one of those individuals who struggle to sleep every night?

According to a survey, people tend to face difficulty in sleeping in areas where there are high temperatures. They can sleep easily and peacefully at normal temperatures.

Fans are always helpful in maintaining the temperature of the room so that you do not feel any complications while sleeping. You should consider quiet fans that are silent, keeps the environment quiet and the temperature of your room ideal for you to sleep.

When its summer you cannot work or relax without that gentle cool air breeze of the fan. The air relaxes and calms your mind and gives you a fresh feeling that takes your mind far away from where you are.

The only thing that disturbs you is the noisy buzzing sound of the fan. No one likes to hear it while they are relaxing or while working. It distracts you tremendously in both situations.

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Cheap Soundproofing Ideas: How to Soundproof a Room Cheaply

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Everyday life in the modern era is quite convenient, but there are some problems that emerge sooner or later.

One of the problems that a citizen of a nowadays age can encounter is the noise pollution. Now, if you have found yourself here, you are most likely the victim of this problem as well.

Some of the questions that regularly emerge from this common problem are: Can I soundproof my place without construction? How effective is soundproofing? Are there any everyday objects that can help me in soundproofing? How much does it cost to soundproof a room?

Soundproofing sounds like much bigger work than it actually is, and in most of the cases it can be done very easily and it would require no professional help.

Of course, some of the methods require a lot of effort, time, and money, but there are some that are quite affordable and anyone can do them.

This is just our today’s topic: How to Soundproof a Room Cheaply?

So, let’s begin.

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Pool Pump Noise Reduction: How to Quiet a Noisy Pool Pump

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Do you like enjoying a swim on these hot, hot days? But is your noisy pool pump making humming noises and ruining your relaxation and pleasure?

Is there a way to stop this ruckus from ruining your nice afternoon swim? Or is your pool pump that loud that it is ruining not only your afternoon relaxation swimming but your naps as well?

And be sure that you are not the only one that is disturbed by the sound of it. Your neighbors can’t wait for the summer to be over, and for their peace to be restored.

That is not a solution, though. The next summer will come, and why else do you have a pool in your backyard, if not to use it to the fullest.

If this problem is familiar to you, then I just might have a few tricks in my sleeve.

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How to Quiet a Sump Pump: 3 Noise Reduction Steps

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I love my basement. It’s so convenient and allows me to store all sorts of useless junk that my husband and kids want to keep around for no good reason. From old toys to keepsakes that no sane person would hoard, it’s a blessing in disguise to be able to placate them by dumping all the unnecessary garbage in there.

However, there is a problem with it, in the form of some flooding, when the rain gets too intense. It’s because our home is on low land, which anyone with homes or even driveways on such land knows is a risk.

Luckily, we have the sump basin and sump pump that carries any excess water through some piping, away from the basement. This way, we avoid any damage that flooding might cause.

However, a sump pump can be loud and that is why we’ll be discussing some possible reasons for that and what kind of noise they could produce. We’ll also go into how to deal with them precisely.

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How to Soundproof a Room with Blankets: 7 Best Ways!

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It may sound confusing, right? How can you soundproof something with blankets? Well, there is a way. Especially if those blankets are soundproof.

Whether you are short with money, or you want the effortless solution, these blankets are a good choice. Of course, if you really want to soundproof something 100%, then you would need to spend a lot of money.

If that’s not the case, and you don’t have that much loud noise that can be easily insulated, you can go with soundproofing blankets. With these blankets you will easily block up to 30% noise.

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How Much Does It Cost to Soundproof a Room?

How Much Does It Cost to Soundproof a Room

Now, the most important question that drives us to some specific methods of soundproofing is: how much will it cost?

In this article, we will try to give you some insights of the soundproofing prices and what every particular method will roughly cost.

Of course, prices differ, and therefore, we will give some average needed for soundproofing a room with a certain method.

All of the methods that we are about to mention are quite affordable and you will not have to spend a fortune on it. After reading, hopefully, you will have a better insight on how to soundproof your room effectively and not spend too much cash on it.

Let’s start with some of the most popular methods of soundproofing a room.

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Acoustic Plasterboard vs Normal Plasterboard for Noise Reduction

Acoustic Plasterboard v.s. Normal Plasterboard

Acoustics and insulation have always been frenemies. That’s why people came up with numerous solutions how to keep them in balance. Particularly when there are factors we cannot influence.

Many different materials and their combinations have been used to reach the perfection in terms of sound. After all, that’s one of the reasons my blog exists, to help all those dealing with wanted and unwanted sounds all around.

Plasterboard is becoming more and more popular, especially among DIY-ers. It replaced plaster or a combination of lath and plaster which were used to cover ceilings and stud partitioning. Plasterboard also serves as a wall lining and one can attach it very simply.

It turned out as a rather useful component for soundproofing, which is why I shall introduce you to plasterboard, its types, and uses.

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How to Reduce Bass Noise from Neighbors

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Are you tired of listening to some heavy metal playing just a few meters apart from your walls? Do you have those nasty neighbor problems as I once did?

Well, I must tell you- this one won’t be so simple. You will need a lot of patience, a proper strategy, and even maybe some investments in order to achieve your goal- the peace.

When I was in a dorm, I had similar problems with 2 different residents (2 opposite walls). Since I talked through with one side and done things quite smooth, I gathered some experience from the firsthand how you should talk to your noisy neighbors.

However, the second side was impossible to normally deal with.

I wish that I knew back then some of the secret weapons of soundproofing. Now, when I’m an expert in this matter, I can give you some ideas on how to lower the bass coming from your neighbors, if you are unable to talk through with your neighbor.

Low-frequency bass is the most difficult to get rid of. These methods might require some investment from you.

Now, let’s check some strategic moves that can do the job for you.

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Does Soundproof Wallpaper Work? What Are Some Alternatives?

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If you have some problems with noise in your apartment, you have probably started to look for some solutions a long time ago.

There has been a lot of words lately about methods that are very cheap, very easy to install, and also pleasing to an eye.

These methods are soundproof paint and soundproof wallpapers.

But does soundproof wallpaper really work, and if it does – how?

I have been wondering the same for a long time. I always wanted to be able to soundproof my apartment and keep it beautiful and modern. But I wasn’t so sure if that would be the waste of time and money (and my nerves and eardrums), or it would really bear some fruit.

For that reason, I gave myself a mission to find this out, and bust the myth.

For all those of you who are wandering the same, I have made a note about what I have found, and I hope that you will find it helpful.

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