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That's sweet Steve... That's something nice to wake up to. If you are concerned about the noise, you can always put the compressor in the closet to dampen the sound.
A cheap fix for a noisy air compressor is a longer hose. You can buy standard air hose relatively cheap. Locate the air compressor in a different room, or at the very least farther away from you. And insulated box is a neat idea but, it will also hold heat. If your air compressor runs in a hot environment it will shorten the life.
Merry Christmas
Hell yeah! That's really nice of her! Yeah too noisy put it in a big cabinet with vents and a computer fan or two. That's what I did with my first unit that was too noisy.