Looking for low volume generators

Getting a low dB generator for health and safety

By Helen Bell

Generators come in many different forms and you might be surprised at the noise even a small portable generator could give off. You can find generators in a number of different shops and websites and it will almost always have the noise level listed somewhere in the description.

But even when you know that it doesn’t always make things very clear. Sound is something that is very difficult to measure in some respects, what is loud and annoying to one person might not be to another. However, there are certain ranges that we can use to better classify the noise level. However, even with that the noise level you see on a generator description won’t usually take pitch into account. 

The pitch is the measurement of sound that is caused by the vibrations of the generator. This can have a dramatic effect on the tone of the noise given off by the generator so it is something you need to take into account. Ideally, if you want to find a quiet generator you need one with a low volume pitch and a sound level of less than 60 dB. 

The average noise of most generators is 60 dB to give you a better idea of what this means 60 dB is also the average sound of a conversation between a few people or moderate rainfall. It might not sound overly loud but you might be surprised by how noisy it can actually get, 

This isn’t helped by the vibrations the generator can give off as well. So, what do you need to look out for when buying a quiet generator? Well let’s look at the main areas you need to focus on in more detail, shall we?  

Inverter Generators 

Inverter generators are a more modern machine that are smaller and more lightweight than portable generators. They have a maximum power of around 3,000 watts and because of their built-in inverters, they produce more refined power. They are also much quieter when running and produce fewer vibrations. Inverter generators are some of the quietest generators around and available in most websites and shops that sell generators. 

Quiet/ Silent Running 

Another feature to keep a look out for is quiet/ silent running modes. This feature adjusts the speed of your generator to match the load which makes it much quieter and produces less vibrations. These features aren’t seen on every generator but if you see it highlighted and you want a quiet generator then this extra feature is very valuable. 

So, now you know more about how to find a quiet generator with a low volume pitch one last piece of advice I have is to go and check out Best Generators.org. You can follow this link to pay a visit to the website – bestgenerators.org – quiet portable generator.

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Best Generators.org is a hub for generator news, guides, reviews and much more. So, if you want to ensure you are buying the quietest and most suitable generator for your home be sure to check them out. 

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