The owner of a grocery store on the ground floor of an apartment building had to explain himself to the court for improper use of the air conditioner. As it turned out, the neighbors who decided on this greatly influenced the guy Report him to the police.
It had to do with a lot of noise generated in this case by the air conditioning unit. The Offenses Law (Article 51 Paragraph 1) says: “He who shouts, the noiseWhoever disturbs the peace, public order, night’s rest, or causes a scandal in a public place, is liable to a penalty of arrest, restriction of liberty, or a fine. A large fine – up to PLN 5,000 (the range starts from PLN 20) – although it is worth remembering the court costs, and we can also get a penalty of 30 days of restriction of liberty.
With this device, you can check how much noise a heat pump makes – during the day and at night
There is a whole host of devices that make a lot of noise. Among them, in addition to the air conditioner, there is also a heat pump. Poles are more and more willing to equip their homes with this. Nothing abnormal. “By installing photovoltaic panels and a heat pump, you can save about PLN 10,000 per year on heating,” – explained Pawe Mirowski, Vice President of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in an interview with PNA.
A poorly installed heat pump or a defective unit can generate a lot of noise, so replacement or repair should be done as soon as possible to avoid a penalty. Earlier, you could check with a special device – a noise meter (it costs about 75 PLN on the Allegro) – whether the number of decibels does not exceed the permissible limit. “On the borders of the estate, in single-family housing, the maximum noise level during the day may not be higher than 50 dB, and at night – no more than 40 dB,” explains Computer World.
Sources: “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”, “Komputer Świat”, PAP, globenergia.pl
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