How loud is too loud? A jackhammer outside your window at 8 o’clock in the morning is too loud, especially if you’re a shift worker trying to go to sleep. Someone unwrapping a piece of candy eight rows behind you at the movies? Also too loud.
There is nothing quite as irritating as a noisy HVAC unit when you simply want to get to work on a site or relax in your office space or home. All HVAC systems are bound to make some noise, given that they are shunting air throughout a building, and normal noise levels are generally well worth tolerating for the comfort your HVAC provides.
Choosing the right material for a noise barrier is harder than it may seem. There are a number of considerations beyond "does it eliminate noise?" that may not be obvious. For example, some materials absorb sound while some simply reflect it, often worsening the issue. Some materials are easy to work with while some require careful craftsmanship to use effectively.Read more →
We all know what it's like to be subjected to high levels of noise, whether it's having been in a congested city center, at a rock show, a construction site, a sporting event, or in a night club, and we all know of the dangers of prolonged exposure. But what happens when things get a little...too quiet?
The terms volume and loudness do not refer to the same thing; however, people do interchange them, which can cause confusion. In the acoustics world, precision in language is important.Read more →