Box fan or Exhaust fan for blocking traffic noise


Old 07-23-14, 08:23 AM
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Box fan or Exhaust fan for blocking traffic noise

Hi, I have lot of traffic noise near my balcony. I cannot open the window and thus feel suffocated. I want to place a fan at my window so that I can block the noise. Which fan is best to prevent the noise to enter through my window? 1) Box fan 2) Exhaust fan. (NOTE: I don't want to close my window)
Old 07-23-14, 02:01 PM
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Old 07-23-14, 03:59 PM
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A fan might increase noise but I can't imagine it decreasing it. Seems like you need a window A/C or a portable A/C.
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A box fan will do nothing to reduce noise, when you look at it, most of the fan is open anyway.

An exhaust fan could help with air movement, and with a longer and probably insulated pipe, will reduce the sound coming through the pipe. But with an exhaust fan, you won't get the breeze feeling - you'll just get air movement. Do you want outside are coming in, or inside air going out? Where will the make-up air come from?

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