How to Make a Hamster Wheel Quiet

How to Make a Hamster Wheel Quiet

Hamster wheel noise is something that you definitely don’t want to hear during the night. Nonetheless, it’s quite annoying hearing it during the day as well. For the lovers of these small hamster beauties, there is a solution.

As any other nocturnal animal, hamster uses the night mostly to play and exercise. It’s highly important for your hamster to exercise, as the lack of exercise might put him into unwanted health issue risks.

So, you wouldn’t want to hear him exercising during the night, right?

Actually, there are a few measures that you can take in order to get your day and night a bit more peaceful. Some of the methods have certain downfalls, and some of them are the perfect solutions. It depends only on you whether you will want to invest a bit more, or try with some cheaper tactics.

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DIY Acoustic Panels: How to Build Your Own Sound-Absorbing Panel

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We are living in the world of noise pollution that is taking over our everyday life. Consequences of this are much bigger than we tend to notice.

Being constantly surrounded by noise can do much more than just damage our ears. As a matter of fact, that is the least of the problems that can occur.

Some other problems can be constant anxiety, high level of stress and decreased productivity.

Improving the acoustics of the place that you spend the most of your time in can improve the overall quality of your life.

Luckily, there are some things that can help in this matter without some serious construction work or much effort invested.

Therefore, let’s give a look at what can be done to solve the problem of noise pollution in your everyday surrounding.

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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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What are the Best Noise Canceling Devices for Sleeping?

Sleeping with White Noise

After a long day either at work or in school, you probably just look forward to a long night’s sleep.

But if you live in a noisy environment, then this may not be the best part of your day.

Getting a good night’s rest in a noisy neighborhood can be difficult. Most people do not even realize that not sleeping too well each night ends up leaving them sleep-deprived.

If you are looking for ways to sleep through the noise in the neighborhood or if you are constantly woken up by small noises during the night, using noise canceling devices may be your solution.

Ranging from white noise machines to fans, and even earplugs, noise canceling devices can help you block out all the unwanted noise allowing you to sleep peacefully.

In this article, we will highlight some of the best noise canceling devices that you can use ranging from headphones to headbands and even phone apps. Keep on reading to find out which one would work best for you.

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Soundproofing a Fence with Mass Loaded Vinyl

Soundproofing-a-Fence

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

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

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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Soundproofing Ceiling Speakers: In-Ceiling Enclosures and Backer Box

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Aren’t home theaters just the best?

Although not all of us can afford them, there is no denying the fact that the movie-watching experience in a home theater if far more superior to watching movies on your laptop or TV. The sound, the video quality, the size of the screen, everything is better.

Now, when it comes to sound, you know how important it is to have quality speakers. However, these speakers are quite massive and they have loads and loads of cables, and sometimes that just negatively affects the look of the room.

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How to Install a Door Sweep for Noise Reduction

Change The Old Stripping

One of the good ways to get some quiet and a nice rest with your faulty doors is to install a sweep at the bottom of it. These sweeps are easy to put and have a few more benefits besides noise reduction itself.

Even though most of the people use it for improving heating efficiency by installing it on their front door, it is perfect if you have a 3-month-old screamer in the room next to yours. The thing is, my baby used to wake up every 4 hours until the age of one and that was driving us crazy.

My husband and I realized that we have to switch on the position of a guardian every few days so that the other one can get some rest. But boy, did she have some vocal cords. You could hear her on the next floor, let alone next room!

It was a true nightmare until we found out about door sweeps and that they can actually help a lot with noise reduction, and not only thermal isolation. And on top of that, they are very easy to install, no matter the type you are using.

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