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We have a high pitched buzzing/humming type noise in our house

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and we cannot tell where...
We have a high pitched buzzing/humming type noise in our house and we cannot tell where it is coming from. It is louder at night and seems to be worse on some nights than others. Sometimes you can hear it during the day but it is the type of noise that you really have to focus on to hear but when you hear it it is really annoying. It bothers my husband much more than myself and is affecting our sleep. The noise is still there if the heater/air conditioner is on or off. We had 1 electrician come out who couldn't hear it and I spoke with anohter on the phone and it didn't sound like he was comfortable trying to figure out an issue of this type that was not straightforward. It sounds like a high pitched electrical noise to us but we don't know what else to look at to try and solve this issue. What do you suggest?
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One night at a time switch one breaker off until the noise disappears. If it does not disappear then on the final night switch the main breaker off

Sir Sparks :

This way you will ocate it to one circuit or confirm that the fault is OUTSIDE of your home at which point call your Utility company.

Sir Sparks :

ocate = locate

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