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How Do I Soundproof My Air Compressor?

Author: E. Silva (aka Mr. Awesome - The Niche Specialty Expert)

How do I soundproof my Air - compressor? Great new question! I want to talk on it. Let me, please … open your minds to learn a new thing today ….

Now then, first of all, I would like to add that, as you probably already know, air – compressors can get quite noisy at times and generate lots of energy and sound as they do their thing. They can operate at all hours of the day and stay quite busy, but I’m sure you’ve wondered, “Is there a way to make them more quiet so they don’t drive me crazy?” Indeed, there are some things here that you can try, and that is what I am going to talk about today. I hope you are excited for it. Let’s jump in ….

Try some of the following techniques to keep the noise down to a minimum, my friend. I have tried these myself and they have helped in such a tremendous way, even when I thought that ‘all hope had been lost’ and I would just have to ‘suck it up and deal with it’ ( with the noise ). But no, no, no, no, no … and far from it … there is a solution to everything … you have to just look for it … and here, the same principle applies, my dear friends ….

Now, the first tip or technique is a simple and obvious one — just install the air – compressor in a separate room from your work ( or sleep ) space. Also, next, make sure that you are keeping, at all times, if and however is possible, a sizable distance between the two ( the compressor itself and the place you want to keep quiet … a certain room, hall, or other area, etc ) . Try to ensure that you put the air – compressor down right in sound – proof sort of enclosure, to begin with … like perhaps a bunker or a basement ( or even a hurricane – free / hurricane – safe zone, as some homes even have such an area, these days …. and it’s usually found ‘down below’, like where the garage or high – insulation basement is at ) . Also try buffering the noise on the compressor … and here is how you can do that ….

Try doing so by simply just using sound blankets ( these, you can google and pick up from Amazon ) . And of course, you always have noise – reduction ear buds and head phones, too. You can try out some that give you greater decibel reduction ( see Amazon for a whole range of these ) .

It’s also a known fact that reciprocating air – compressors at the worst, in this case — they tend to emit even as much as 85 decibels of sound ( now that’s loud ) . Drown it out!