If you want a quiet life or to keep your neighbours from complaining when you are drying, a quiet appliance is crucial – especially if you have a smaller home.
Tumble Dryer Noise and Vibration Part 1
Tumble dryers can be pretty loud, so paying attention to the noise level is vital when you choose one.
Using The Listed Decibel Level
When describing the sound levels of an appliance, manufacturers use the term decibels (dB). The higher the value in dB, the louder the sound. For comparison, 15-30 dB is the noise level of a whisper, 60 dB is the level of a conversation, and a lawnmower makes around 90 dB. Different tumble dryers produce different sound levels. The average tumble dryer puts out around 70 dB. Quieter tumble dryers will have a dB value in the low 60s. Using the listed sound level can be an excellent way of choosing a quieter dryer but it is worth noting that an appliance with a lower dB level may still sound louder than a model higher on the scale because dB only measures sound intensity, not its frequency. For instance, tapping a table and tapping a glass may produce the same dB level, but the frequency makes one sound louder than the other. Similarly, manufacturers test their tumble dryers in an “ideal” environment: your utility room or kitchen is probably not ideal! Kitchens are fully or surfaces that reflect sound.
Designed To Be Quiet
Tumble dryers have a lot of moving parts so they tend to be noisy, but some that have features to reduce the noise level. Models with inverter motors are quieter, as most don’t have brushes, so they generate less friction when running. Some tumble dryers also have sound insulation.
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