Quiet Guides and Tips

Common Causes of Home Noise Pollution

remodeled kitchenWhen you want peace and quiet, you return to your home after a long day of work, kick back your shoes and relax. However, the problem with this is your house probably is not as quiet as you might think. Although you can’t do much about the neighbor mowing their lawn across the street or the dogs barking a block down the road, you can correct the home noise pollution problems you are suffering from internally. There are a few rather common causes of home noise pollution, all of which you are able to correct on your own, so you can get as close to perfectly quiet as possible.

HVAC Equipment and Water Heater

The furnace, water heater and other internally installed HVAC equipment is going to cause the most noise in your house. Whenever the appliances switch on, you can probably hear the equipment running throughout the house. There is that unmistakable hum that seems to reverberate throughout the entire ventilation system of the house. In order to correct this, you need to purchase and cover the appliances in insulation blankets. There are blankets designed specifically for these appliances and while the blankets are actually meant to help retain the heat of a hot water heater or of a furnace, it is also going to help retain the noise as well. This way, you do not have to deal with the rumbling of your furnace whenever it decides to kick on.


It seems like whenever you want peace and quiet, you have a child or spouse who wants to watch television. However, no matter how low they turn the television volume to, you can still hear it, especially if their room is above yours. To fix this problem, there are small devices that connect into the audio port of the television. These devices can then connect through either a wired or wireless headset, so your children or spouse can enjoy their television programming, all without making any noise that you have to deal with on your own.


The refrigerator running is another appliance that makes far too much noise and can cause all sorts of problems when it comes to noise pollution. In order to correct this, you first need to clean out the bottom filter area of the fridge. This area is going to collect dirt, dust and other items that is just going to force the refrigerator to work harder in order to cool your food and beverages. By cleaning this out, you not only are going to help reduce the amount of noise the fridge makes, you also are going to cut down on the amount of electricity it requires to run (this is the same with the blankets around your HVAC equipment).

There are all sorts of different areas around the house that cause noise pollution. However, there is always a solution, you just need to know what these kinds of solutions are and how it can work for you.


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