Category Archives for "Peaceful Office"

How to Fix Loud Laptop Fan Making Noise

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How many times were you annoyed by a too loud laptop fan making noise? Have you ever heard your laptop all the sudden go unbearably loud? Well, this can occur to anyone, no matter how old your machine is.

There can be a lot of reasons causing this problem, but in most of the cases they are all easily solvable and will not take much effort to deal with.

Of course, there are sometimes when the noise can’t be handled due to the laptop’s age. Some parts simply get loose and worn out. Either you can change them, or buy a new laptop. However, before tossing your old laptop to trash, there are some things that you might try in order to reduce the noise of its fan.

Nevertheless, you can use these tactics as well to improve your newer laptop and decrease/prevent the potential noise.

Let’s check out some of the most effective ways of dealing with the annoying buzz of your laptop fan.

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STC Ratings for Windows: Best Windows for Sound Reduction

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If you live in a busy area with plenty of traffic passing by, or next to a pedestrian street that is always filled with people, you’re probably not too thrilled that you have to put up with all of that noise.

Perhaps you’re woken up every single morning by the annoying sound of your neighbor mowing the lawn really loudly when you just want to get some sleep, or you live next to a construction site or a playground.

Whatever your problem may be, I am probably right in guessing that the idea of soundproofing your living space has crossed your mind at least once.

No matter what you’re planning to soundproof, it is always very useful to know at least the approximate STC rating for different kinds of materials before you decide on the type of material you will use.

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Soundproofing 3D Printer: Motor, Axes, Vibration and Fan Noise Reduction

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With rising popularity, 3D printers have opened a whole new world of possibilities for creative people. It helps them materialize all the unique and fantastic ideas. As expected, the machine with such amazing powers has to be a complex one. And consequently, is a noisy one.

The printer works more and more, turning your dreams into reality, and the sound becomes more noticeable. Some people get used to it, but the others look for solutions how to soundproof a 3D printer. Luckily, there are many solutions! What’s even better, majority of them are affordable, so you can solve the issue in no time! Now let’s take a look at how to reduce noise in a 3D printer!

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What are the Effects of White Noise in the Workplace?

Effects of White Noise in the Workplace

Let me tell you, it feels kind of bad, being old enough to remember a time where white noise was something you associated with a broken TV. Or, at the very least, with signal problems.

That static-y and annoying sound, accompanied by what my mother used to call the “Very poorly made snow show” was never a welcome sight. Especially on those few rare occasions when it happened during my favorite shows or Monday night football.

Nowadays, white noise has been relegated to the meaning of background noise, whether it’s good or bad. Because, let’s be honest, depending on what kind of person you are, it can be very good or bad.

Some people, me not included, can work quite well with background noise. The sounds of people bustling about around you and generally being active is comforting and even helps you focus.

On the other hand, I can tell you from personal experience that it can be a major detriment, too. I’ve written about this exact thing and gone into more detail there.

Suffice to say, work flows better when I’m not drowning in noise. Why is that?

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How to Soundproof Office Cubicle and Block Out Noise at Work

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Working in an office cubicle can sometimes be challenging. Have you ever noticed in any brokers’ movie the way in which they communicate over the telephone underneath their own working desks?

That’s because sometimes, the only way to possibly reduce some background noise is by isolating yourself beneath your desk.

I have found myself in similar situations dozens of time! I’ve tried this trick, and it worked, for some time.

However, I couldn’t keep hiding below the table whenever I was making a call, or just in a need of silence.

That’s when I started searching for a real, permanent solution. Now, I will try to help you with a few simple solutions that I have tried myself, as well as other possible steps for soundproofing your office cubicle.

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How to Soundproof a Server Rack and Room

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If you’re someone who spends a lot of time around computers and all the computer equipment, you must know how irritating the noise the computer equipment makes can sometimes be. This can prove to be even more problematic if you have to work in such a room since it can be quite challenging to concentrate and be productive with all the noise.

You must be wondering where exactly the noise could be coming from.

Well, there are multiple possibilities.

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How to Soundproof a Home Office: 10 Ways that Work!

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Working from home can be great. You get to be your own boss and determine how long you actually work.

However, any noise, however little, can be quite distracting. For you to get work done, your home office should be able to block out as much noise as possible.

When I quit my job to work from home a few years ago, the biggest challenge I faced was all the noise in the house. The kids were a ruckus and that meant I couldn’t get much done from my home office.

It was then that I decided to soundproof my home office. I took a couple of the steps I have highlighted in this article and of course, the outcome was amazing. I have added a few other steps you can take should the ones I took not work for you.

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