Is 68 DB quiet for a vent hood?

saydeJuly 12, 2009

Am looking at a Modernaire hood -- was told that the 650 CFM motor (in the hood, not remote) is 68DB at high speed. Other sites say this is the noise level of "conversation." But what does that mean? It's considerably higher than the most quiet dishwashers that have DB in the 50's. So, is 68DB alright or should I look at remote? If you have a Modernaire of any kind, would appreciate having your input regarding noise level.

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68db is NOT that quiet, I am not sure what your tolerance is, but my guess is that you won't be happy with it. 68db is almost 4x louder than 50db, as every 10db increase is twice as loud.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 6:24PM
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