“We’re getting calls from clients who’ve said they’ve received calls from PowerStar, an energy efficiency company, saying they were working with Quieter Home, and we called Quieter Home and they said they are not working with this company,” Tyler Silva said.
“Quieter Home said they basically have nothing to do with them (PowerStar),” Lionel Silva said.
The Quieter Home Program is the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Residential Sound Insulation Program. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that residences within the 65-plus-decibel level around San Diego International Airport may be eligible for sound insulation treatments to mitigate aircraft noise.
The FAA has set a goal of reducing interior noise levels for eligible residents by at least five decibels inside the home, providing a noticeable reduction in noise. The Airport Authority’s Quieter Home Program is the means to obtain that goal. By 2001, the program was fully operational, with insulation starting within the highest noise impacted areas.
Since then, the program’s pace has increased and the program’s geographical area has expanded to include the communities of Loma Portal/Ocean Beach, Bankers Hill/Middletown and Golden Hill/South Park.
Today, the program is one of the largest remaining airport residential sound insulation programs in the country. In 2011, the program reached a major milestone with the completion of its 2,000th insulated dwelling unit.
Lionel Silva said he and his business partner want to ensure that homeowners aren’t “taken advantage of,” especially given that the Quieter Home noise-reduction program is free to qualifying residents.
“There are a lot of older people in the (Point Loma/OB) community, and unfortunately, these are the ones who can get taken advantage of,” said Tyler Silva adding it’s important to prevent companies trying to piggyback on the existing Quieter Home Program to set an appointment to get through someone's door, or into their house, to try to sell their products or services.”
The Quieter Home Program, at 2722 Truxton Road is based in Liberty Station, the former NTC, and can be contacted at (619) 400-2660.