What type of air vent am I working with?

Working in a noisy environment is more than just annoying. It is actually detrimental to people’s health. With the solutions that we provide however, spaces will be quieter and safer. Our job is to supply air vent silencers, as well as similar models, to minimise the noise in and escaping from facilities. They will keep people safe from the loud sounds.

A noisy air vent can often stand between you and a decent day’s work. It can also have a big impact on the quality of your sleep if you have the vents at home. In truth, in many situations vent noises can reach levels as high as 70 decibels (dB). This is right at the outlet. So that you know how bad that is, two individuals sitting next to each other and chatting will be around 55-65dB. Repeat or long term exposure to 70dB and higher noise can damage your hearing.

What you need to do is understand how you can lower the noise coming from your vents. Thankfully, there are multiple options you can use to do it. Some solutions are better than others too. Before you look into this however, you must understand what kind of air vent it is you are working with.

There are numerous vent types in existence, they include:

Ventilation vents

These are above door air vents that are solely meant for cross ventilation between your rooms. Usually, they are rather short and narrow. Therefore, it should be less of a hassle to install soundproofing measures on them.

HVAC air vents

These installations consist of return air vents and transfer vents. Essentially, one outlet vent in a space is for moving cold air from your air con unit into the area. The second vent, known as the return vent, sucks in the warm air found in your room. It then circulates it to cool it down. Unfortunately you can get noises from both vents.


As for the solution to the noise problem, the best approach would be to install a silencer. There are several options here. For example, you could choose a model to fit close to any fans in the HVAC system to address the noise. Or, you may want to opt for a model to sit close to the outlets themselves. Whatever you choose, you can reduce a fair amount of noise coming from the system.

Speak to us about air vent silencers

At Ventx, we provide many different solutions for clients all over the UK. They can provide great benefits to the people that work in your property. It is the same for any visitors that come to your site. At the same time, you will need these installations to comply with the UK environmental standards if you are releasing an excessive amount of noise.

So, if your circumstances require air vent silencers, please contact us. We deliver bespoke models you can rely on for long term silencing and easy maintenance.