Tips to Create a Quiet Home
Our home is our sanctuary, but with all we have going on in our busy lives, things can sometimes get a little too noisy! According to the National Sleep Foundation, 74% of people report that they need a quiet atmosphere to get a good night’s sleep. Here are a few easy ways to cut through the noise and achieve more peace and quiet at home!
Make sure to cut down on those noisemakers. When choosing your appliances - like a fan, range hood or dishwasher - ask about its noise rating. Some ratings are given in “sones” and the lower the sone number, the quieter the unit. The difference between the old and the new versions of these can be significant!
And speaking of upgrading, don’t neglect the garage! With a noisy garage door opener, there is increased cause for disturbance and sleep disruption.
One of the top reasons people call a LiftMaster Dealer to replace their working garage door opener is noise disturbances – a big issue for homes with parents who work odd hours, family members who have a bedroom above or adjacent to the garage as well as households with infants and young children. With the right home automation products, you can diminish excess noise and allow your family to get the rest they need!
So, to reduce these noises with your garage, LiftMaster offers a solution with both belt drive and wall mount garage door openers. Belt drive models, like LiftMaster’s Elite Series 8550W, feature a DC motor belt system, which delivers powerful, quiet performance. And wall mount models, such as LiftMaster’s Elite Series 8500, run ultra-quiet by eliminating sound and vibrations through the ceiling.
You can also help to eliminate noises and unwanted squeaks by properly lubricating your garage door system. Every few months, apply a small amount of silicon lubricant to the door rollers, bearings, and hinges to keep your door running smoothly.
And finally, decorate your way to a quieter home! If you want to minimize sound bouncing around a room, opt for “soft” materials, such as acoustic ceilings and padded carpeting rather than hardwood, tile, or laminates. You can also add some cushions, curtains, and wall coverings to absorb noise, too.
With these simple tips, you’ll be on your way to creating a quieter home environment in no time.