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Is your Generator Loud? Reasons to buy a quiet generator

13 August 2019

Generators are usually not the quietest of machines, generating power does often make quite a bit of noise.

However, there is still a lot of scope to how much noise a generator can make while it’s in action. Some types of generator can be relatively noise-free especially when compared to louder models.

Getting a quiet generator is highly preferred to the vast majority of people because most people will be using their generator over long periods of time.

Even small portable/ inverter generators can be left running for a long time so getting one that is quiet is highly advised.

So, let’s take a closer look at how you can help ensure you get a quieter generator shall we?

The Sound Level

The noise of a generator is measured in decibels commonly referred to as dB. Many generators fall into the 40 – 60 dB range but what exactly does this mean?

Well to give you a better idea think of it like this. 40 dB is the sound you can expect in a quiet library and bird calls are usually measured at around 45 dB.

60 dB is often the measurement given to a lively conversation between two people or the average noise level you can expect in a busy office.

So, if you want a quieter model of generator then look to stick around the 40 dB measurement, even generators in the 50 dB range can be quite noisy if they are left running for longer periods of time.

Knowing the dB measurement of a generator is useful information but unlike measuring size or weight there is a lot more risk when it comes to measuring sound.

You won’t know the conditions of how the sound measurement was taken and there are many things that could affect the accuracy of the reading.

If the generator’s sound was measured in a larger open area for example then it might actually be louder than what the reading would suggest. That is just one example, so don’t take the dB rating at face value use it as a guide instead.

Quieter Generators

Generator manufacturers are well aware that most consumers want quieter models of generator so there has been a big push to help make that a reality.

Inverter models of generators are one of the quietest models available but some generators also include quieter running modes, which are worth keeping an eye out for.

The fuel type is one of the most important factors when it comes to noise as well.

The quietest forms to look out for are solar powered and propane whereas diesel is often one of the noisiest types of generator on average.

If you want more information and guidance about buying a quiet generator or some more information about the noise they make be sure you check out this link - https://www.bestgenerators.org/quiet-generator.

Best Generators.org offers up to date information and guidance about all kinds of generators so is well worth checking out.


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