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November 8, 2017
There’s a good chance you are. It’s hard to get away from all the noise, especially if you live in a busy city like Arlington, VA or Washington DC. We expect a certain level of noise during the day, but what about noise at night, when you’re trying to relax or can’t sleep? With planes flying overhead, constant traffic right outside your door and noise from neighbors, do you even know what quiet really sounds like anymore?
Noise pollution, especially when it occurs at night, is not just an annoyance. It can cause serious mental and physical health problems.
Interferes with sleep and relaxation
Causes fatigue, stress, irritability and tension
Can lead to high blood pressure, heart conditions and other illnesses
If you spend 7–8 hours in bed and still wake up feeling groggy, noise may be interfering with your ability to sleep deeply. A good night’s sleep strengthens your immune system, so you wake feeling rested and with more energy. Sufficient sleep can even improve your mood.
Taking steps toward noise reduction in your home so you and your family can relax in peace and sleep well is important for better overall health.
You Can Have a More Quiet Home
Imagine coming home and closing the door on all the noise: garbage trucks, emergency vehicle sirens, backfires and squeaking brakes, roaring engines, loud voices—all of it stays outside, reduced to merely a whisper. If that sounds good to you, it’s time to act.
The team at Home Energy Medics can reduce the noise levels in your home. Our high-performance noise-dampening insulation reduces the amount of outside clamor that gets inside, providing you with a more peaceful, relaxing home environment. We’ll also check to be sure your windows and doors are properly installed, so there are no gaps letting in excess racket from the street.
An Added Benefit—Lower Utility Bills
The same gaps, cracks and inefficient insulation that let in noise and interfere with your sleep are letting cool or warm air in and out of your home. Installing soundproofing insulation and closing those gaps will also improve your home’s energy efficiency. You’ll notice more consistent temperatures throughout your home year-round, as well as lower utility bills.
Next time you’re home, take a few minutes to really listen. If you hear a lot of outside noise, remember that it never really stops. Even while you’re trying to sleep and block them out, the sounds continue. You can’t stop the noise, but you can protect yourself from its constant effects. Take control of the noise levels in your home and call Home Energy Medics today.