What are the health hazards of noise disturbance from AC systems?

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Noise disturbance from air conditioning (AC) systems can have both short and long-term damaging effects on human health and well-being. Apart from displeasure with the noise reducing the quality of life, and enjoyment of your environment, white noise, humming, and whistling constant sounds from AC systems at home and in the workplace can cause annoyance, stress, and even sleep disturbance.

In the short-term, noise disturbance from AC systems can lead to an increase in blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones like cortisol, which can negatively affect productivity and mood. It can also lead to a tendency to speak louder, which can cause additional noise pollution and further exacerbate the problem.

In the long term, prolonged exposure to noise pollution from AC systems can result in hearing loss, tinnitus, and other auditory problems. It might even increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and other chronic health conditions.

To mitigate the damaging effects of noise pollution from AC systems, it is important to prioritize noise reduction in the design and maintenance of these systems. This can be achieved through the installation of sound-absorbing materials to minimize noise production.

Standard aluminum vents can amplify the vibration and whistle of moving air. INVI’s smart composite material actually absorbs sound, significantly reducing ambient noise levels by up to 50% compared to metal grilles and vents. Due to INVI’s unique wood-based composite construction and limited restrictions on the rear of the diffuser, noise is limited. INVI strives to design air diffusers for less than 15 NC (noise criteria).


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