roback33 wrote:... I checked the Taipei Noice Regulations...
Can anyone tell me where to find those noise regulations online? (Doesn't have to be in English.)
I've just moved to a new apartment that's adjacent to a hotel with what appears to be a large (and really noisy) central air-condidtioning system on its roof.
I'm on the tenth floor, about 3 or 4 floors above the noisy air-cooling system
There's constant loud drone day and night - it's almost as if there were a plane parked outside preparing for take-off.
If the noise levels are
illegal, I might as well try to get something done.
I am aware that even in the unlikely event that I am able to get something done about the problem, it is not gonna be soon, and so other courses of action I'm considering in the meantime are:
(1) Moving out. I'm only renting, so I can always move if the problem can't be solved. As far as I understand, I'd just lose the one month's rent that I paid in advance if I broke the contract.
(2) Requesting the landlord to replace the windows on the side where the noise is worst (which are pretty old anyway, and not easy to slide).
I don't expect he'd want to spend the money on double glazing, but 7mm glass with new, well-sealed frames would, I'm sure, make a difference.
(3) Putting some sound-absorbing foam (like this: http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?11090401333691
)up on the walls and ceiling of the rooms where noise is bad.
As I understand, this will reduce the noise in those rooms, since there won't be any sound bouncing around off the hard surfaces.
Anyone ever tried it?
4) Noise cancellation headphones. It's a constant drone - so in theory, they should work well. But WCIF them?