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Attic Fan Humming Noise Reduction Guide: 7 Simple Steps

How to Quiet a Noisy Ceiling Fan

Attic fans are great things to lower your attic’s temperature. There are millions of people using these devices and enjoy its benefits, especially during the hot summer. Attic fans are great machines that can bring some refreshment by blowing out hot air.

Even though we all enjoy attic fans, they are mechanical devices and sometimes they can be quite noisy and annoying. So, if you are an attic fan lover, you should be prepared for some extra noise in your home. Of course, there are some things that you can do to lower this noise, or even nullify it.

Now, not only that attic fans can disturb your silence but your neighbors’ as well. So, if you don’t want your angry neighbors to knock on your door, you might want to take some measures.

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6 Simple Ways to Soundproof Interior Doors

Cost to Soundproof a Door

The importance of realizing what is the difference between interior and exterior door is huge, especially for soundproofing purposes.

Unlike exterior doors that are built of solid wood, interior doors usually have a hollow core. With that said, it’s easy to conclude that exterior doors are quite heavier, massive, while interior ones are frankly lighter.

This reflects into interior doors soundproofing power. They are a lot easier for the noise to pass through, unlike exterior doors.

Therefore, they require a bit more soundproofing.

I had interior doors all over my first apartment, and it was highly noisy. You could hear anyone without any problems behind those doors like there were no doors at all. So, I have found out about a couple of solutions.

Of course, changing doors is somewhat expensive, so soundproofing is a great alternative. In this article, I will explain basics of soundproofing interior doors, and hopefully help you solve your problem in the most effective way.

So, let’s get to the point.

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How to Deal with Noisy Upstairs Neighbors in 7 Steps

How to Deal with Noisy Upstairs Neighbors

Noisy neighbors are a pretty annoying problem. Once you face it, you will realize how much matters having a normal peaceful environment.

If you are living in the apartment, the main problem should not be neighbors from beneath, but from upstairs. Sometimes, the noise is so loud that you can’t sleep or function normal. Most of the times, if the insulation is bad, you will hear the footsteps or some irritating noises that are repeatedly bouncing off.

In a time when most of the people are living in apartments, there should be an easy solution to the noisy upstairs neighbors problem. However, the solution is sometimes not that easy, and requires a bit more effort, negotiating, and investments.

With that said, I will try to point out some of the cheapest and most efficient ways of dealing with this problem. So, let’s get to the point.

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Soundproofing a Fence with Mass Loaded Vinyl

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You are probably wondering what’s the best way of soundproofing your fence.

You are annoyed by the street noise, and want to reduce it to a minimum. Well, it will not be easy, but there are some ways to insulate the noise and enjoy the peace that you deserve.

The solution was not that much expensive, and it was very easy to install it.

Of course, that solution was one of the best noise warrior – mass loaded vinyl.

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How to Soundproof a Garden Shed: No Building Required

how to soundproof a garden shed

There are a few reasons to why to soundproof a garden shed.

You might have a generator there, and do not know how to soundproof it, like to listen to the music loudly, or your drill has an annoying buzz.

Or your kid is starting to learn how to play an instrument. Let’s be honest, no matter how much we love them, their playing is sometimes impossible to listen to.

My wife and I have first started looking for a solution when our teenage son wanted to learn how to play drums, and our toddler was having a lot of trouble listening to the ruckus.

For those of you who need to have their garden shed soundproofed, here are some steps that you would want to take.

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How to Fix Squeaky Hardwood Floors (From Above & Below)

how to fix squeaky hardwood floors from above

If you live in an older house, you’ll probably come across the problem of a squeaky floor.

Sure, vintage houses are unique and, in a way, charming, but problems like this make it difficult to enjoy the time you spend in them. You don’t want to feel like you’re living in a haunted house.

My friend used to put up with her squeaky floors for years just because she had no idea that it’s incredibly easy to solve this and that she can do it all on her own. She thought that she would need to hire a professional and spend tons of money just because she was not well informed.

Luckily, I am here to show you how to fix your squeaky hardwood floor and let you know that it’s rather easy. In fact, there is a number of different ways to fix your floors and you don’t even have to be a professional to do it.

You won’t need to spend a lot of money and time – the entire fixing process usually doesn’t last longer than ten minutes.

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Noise Cancelling System for Home: How to “Build” One Easily

noise cancelling system for home

Making your home a quiet place can sometimes be a tricky job. There is no such thing as a magic wand that will make your home all of a sudden a better place to live.

You will need to make some measures of soundproofing before being able to finally enjoy your silence.

I’ve been asked a lot is there any kind of noise cancelling system for home, or noise protection that can definitely work. The answer is: there is!

Of course, as implementing any other system, you will need to make some layers of protection all over your home.

When I started building my soundproofing system for home, we were short on budget and needed to act quickly. Our baby couldn’t sleep because of a traffic noise and the neighbors all around the house.

So, we did some soundproofing but it wasn’t enough. We’ve covered windows and doors, but walls were still a wick point.

Therefore, if you intend to build the system that will completely work out, you will need to cover every single point of your home. From windows, ceiling, walls, doors, to even floor.

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How to Soundproof a Drum Room: 5 Cheap Ways

How to Soundproof a Drum Room

Having a teenage son is a hard full-time job. That job becomes even harder when he hits some ideas out of curiosity.

For example, mine had a dream of becoming a famous drummer. That didn’t happen yet, but he taught us some things. For example, he made us realize what we need in order to soundproof a drum room.

The noise was unbearable, and let’s be honest- no matter how good a drummer you are, it is somewhat noisy and possibly annoying for the person not involved in music.

Therefore, we needed fast solutions to our revolting son “problems” and we decided to soundproof his training drum room.

At first, I thought this will cost a fortune, but contrarily, we’ve done it with several hundreds of dollars.

So, let’s check some of the simplest ways of insulating drum room.

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How to Reduce Noise from Outside Air Conditioner

how to reduce noise from outside air conditioner

Air condition is a handy thing that nowadays every household has. They are basically not that noisy, but sometimes they might hit your nerve in the matter of second.

That’s not all. They often annoy your neighbors as well. So, don’t be surprised if you see your neighbors knocking on your door cause of your old AC system.

Even though they are quite welcome during the summer, they are popular for generating a lot of noise as well. This relates mostly to some older models.

When it comes to new models, they are kind of better insulated and a lot quieter.

With that said, you should probably look for some new AC, but only if every other soundproofing method fails.

Now, I will talk a bit more about soundproofing your current air conditioner. Frankly, there are few effective ways of soundproofing it, but if it fails, you can always search for a newer version that runs (as we explained) a lot quieter.

Let’s get straight to the point and see all of the possible solutions.

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Quieting Air Compressor: How to Make A Loud Air Compressor Quieter

Quieting Air Compressor

Air compressors are machines that can come in handy in various situations, and every home should have one.

They can serve you well for long, but there is often one thing that they lack in, and that is the noise they produce.

It seems to me that the lower the price, the louder the compressor you will get.

I know that spending a fortune on air compressors is not a solution, but getting loud ones and having your eardrum pierced is not a solution either.

I have done a little research and if you are looking for a solution to make your air compressor quieter, I hope that I can help you!

There are some easy solutions to your problem, and you will be able to forget that you even have an air compressor in no time.

But, before we start with the solutions, let’s give a quick look at air compressors and what makes them noisy.

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