What is Noise Pollution and How Does it Affect You?
October 15, 2019
Have you ever woken up bright and early on the weekend because your neighbor decided to mow his lawn at the crack of dawn? Have you ever struggled to fall asleep because there’s a dog incessantly barking outside, or your neighbor’s party is a bit too loud? Do you find yourself irritable because your neighbors constantly have their very loud friends over? If so, you have experienced noise pollution and that can negatively impact your health and wellbeing over time. So what is noise pollution and how does it affect you?
What Is Noise Pollution?
In layman’s terms, noise pollution is the level of unwanted noise that can range from annoying to harmful even, such as the examples we outlined above. Loud music, transportation, construction, lawn maintenance, people, generators, and so on are all examples of sources of noise pollution. Noise pollution isn’t just irritating; it can reduce your quality of life and disrupt your daily activities.
How Does Noise Pollution Affect You?
Noise pollution can have a harmful or detrimental impact on your activity, health, and well-being.
The most well-known effect of high noise levels is loss of hearing, both temporary and permanent, particularly for young children or the elderly. But noise pollution can also result in hypertension, increased stress levels, ringing of the ears (also known as tinnitus), and sleep disturbances, to name a few. Prolonged exposure to high levels of noise can also impact your cardiovascular system and can ultimately increase your chances of developing coronary artery disease. Some children even develop physical and/or psychological issues associated with noise pollution. But we’re really just scratching the surface on the harmful effects that noise pollution can have on your loved ones, as the full list is lengthy and can encompass any number of issues.
What Can You Do About Noise Pollution?
Luckily, you don’t have to succumb to living with noise pollution; there are solutions. While rugs, drapes, carpet, and even plants can help to greatly reduce noise pollution by soaking up sound waves, the single most effective way to reduce external noise pollution is to replace your current windows and doors with new replacement energy-efficient windows and doors. New doors and windows will significantly reduce the amount of noise that’s even coming into your home, to begin with. Our windows and doors feature a superior seal, as well as thicker, laminated glass than your typical energy-efficient windows and doors on the market. Not only will they reduce the noise pollution that you’re currently experiencing, but it will also reduce your energy bills every month.
If you’re sick and tired of being exposed to noise pollution day in and day out, call the experts at ARMORVUE Window & Door. We only offer top-rated products and installation services so you can get the most out of your investment. Let’s get you a solution to your problem today. Call or fill out one of our online forms to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate.
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