A poll commissioned for National Quiet Day has found that more than half of Brits (51%) were disturbed by the noise of their current washing machine during lockdown.
Conducted via Trend-Monitor for home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool, the mini-poll also revealed that nearly than one in 10 people were disrupted by the sound of their kettle and 14% of those surveyed were annoyed by their fridge freezer, however only 6% were frustrated by noise from their dishwasher.
Whirlpool’s Supreme Care range features noise reduction technology which has gained the appliances Quiet Mark accreditation..
Charmaine Warner, Brand Manager, Whirlpool, says: ‘In a world that is changing fast and constantly challenging us, our homes became our safe place and we truly respect what matters. Our homes have been transformed and have become our office, classroom, restaurant, cinema and so much more. We all came up with inventive ideas to stay home and stay safe, however this often meant increased noise and daily disruptions.
‘Technology exists not only to simplify our lives, but it can also enhance our homes by helping to cook, manage resource consumption and complete a load of laundry, without the noise from the spin cycle interrupting work, school and home life in general.
‘This National Quiet Day, we encourage everyone to enjoy some quiet time, either alone or with your family, reflecting on the past few months and what really matters in life. There are many benefits of getting some peace and quiet, from improving your focus and concentration to becoming calmer and patient, lowering stress levels and understanding what is important to you.’
Wednesday 9th September 2020, marks the fifth annual National Quiet Day, which aims to highlight the importance for everyone to find time for more peace and quiet in their lives.
National Quiet Day also raises awareness of the issue that noise has a substantial effect on our wellbeing and mental health.