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Seven steps to silent ventilation

As part of Noise Action Week this week, Vent-Axia has stressed that ventilation does not have to be noisy and has suggested seven steps to silence.

Since the start of the pandemic, we have all been spending more time at home, which has led to increased noise pollution. Not only do we have to put up with extra household noise, many are also noticing more noise from neighbours as we all work and socialise at home more than ever before.

According to Vent-Axia ventilation doesn’t need to add to these noise levels, with near silent options now available. This is good news for both our ears and our wellbeing as sustained noise can have an adverse effect on physical and mental health.

Noise Action Week, co-ordinated by Environmental Protection UK, raises the profile of unhealthy noise and the impact it has on our health. With many people using their homes and gardens to entertain, Noise Action Week is reminding everyone to be aware of when and where they are making noise. Excess noise can lead to a number of health problems including: increased stress levels, sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The Chief Medical Officer’s 2017 Annual Report ‘Health Impacts of all Pollution’ confirmed the effects of noise pollution, stating: “Noise stands second to poor air quality in terms of the burden of ill health caused by a single pollutant.” Meanwhile the World Health Organisation (WHO) claims that increased exposure to noise can lead to cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment as well as negative effects on sleep.

With the health implications of noise very clear, making a quiet home environment is even more vital. With many people actively seeking out quieter alternatives for many home items, Vent-Axia recommends seven steps to choosing quiet ventilation. The steps are: looking for third-party accreditation; selecting the right size; choosing high efficiency motors; silent scheduling; avoiding nuisance running and finally, where to site a fan.

Lena Hebestreit, marketing manager at Vent-Axia said: “We are delighted to be supporting Noise Action Week once again. There are many benefits of silence and quiet ventilation helps create a peaceful environment, which leads to a healthy and happy mind and home.

 

24 May 2021

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