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Quietest oil boiler?

Right now the boiler room is right across from a bedroom and the currently boiler is noisy. What's the quietest oil boiler available on the market right now?


  • Depends

    Chimney vent System 2000, Direct vent Buderus. In my opinion.
    Aaron Hamilton Heating
  • sunlight33sunlight33 Posts: 115
    edited April 2013

    I've heard about system 2000, does it support direct vent? The house doesn't have a chimney.

    The current boiler is Weil-McLain QB-180, how much quieter is the Buderus boiler?

    The boiler room right now has louvered door, I know System 2000 takes fresh air from outside so the louvered door can be changed to solid door to further reduce noise, what about Buderus?
  • Buderus

    The direct vent Buderus is very quiet. It does take air from outside. The system 2000 is a power vent if you don't have a chimney which will make it louder than a direct vent.
    Aaron Hamilton Heating
  • which buderus?

    wow, I didn't know venting makes a difference in terms of noise. Are all Buderus equally quiet? The G125BE seems be their latest product with very high efficiency and a high price tag, so if only noise is a concern, is it worth getting their best product?
  • 115

    I have not done any of the 125s. Went to the class at Buderus for them they are sweet but a tough sell. I have done a few 115 direct vents with the riello burner and they are good and quiet. First you need to get a heat loss done to know what size boiler you need. Any good contractor will do one. Is this going in a closet if so Buderus also makes a indirect water heater that the boiler will stack on.
    Aaron Hamilton Heating
  • Ron Jr.Ron Jr. Posts: 527
    I believe the EK

    can be direct vented . You said you have a Weil Mclain QB180 . Do you mean the Weil Mclain Gold with a QB180 burner ?

    My vote is for the System 2000 . Not only is is very quiet but it has built in advanced functions like a controller for 4 heating zones , and you can post purge each individual zone .
  • what about propane boiler?

    I did more research and I am starting to lean toward propane boiler. Do you agree that most propane boilers are quieter than the quietest oil boiler?

    So now, what are some of the quietest propane boilers? Buderus again? =)
  • yep

    Yes, I meant with a QB180 burner.
  • JStarJStar Posts: 2,668

    Both Buderus and System2000 are dead quiet. I think I like the Buderus better from a service standpoint. Easier to clean and install. Plus, the support is great.
    - Joe Starosielec
    [email protected]
  • Energy Kinetics Freedom boiler

    It is outside -- no chimney needed.But I would not want to service on a cold January night .
  • sunlight35sunlight35 Posts: 9
    edited April 2013
    i see

    one System 2000 contractor quoted me close to $10000, which is pricey. I am going to call a couple of Buderus contractors on Monday to see how much a Buderus boiler cost.

    How is chimney vent on System 2000 efficient? Out of power vent, direct vent and natural draft chimney, direct vent is the most efficient and chimney is the least.
  • JStarJStar Posts: 2,668

    Where are you located? We can recommend a contractor.
    - Joe Starosielec
    [email protected]
  • location

    Otisville, NY
  • Firetube

    I vote Firetube style heat exchanger if you want a propane boiler. I prefer NTI but there are plenty of boiler makers out there that offer it. A propane wall hung will cost more to install more piping will be involved than a oil change out.
    Aaron Hamilton Heating
  • Viessmann

    Has anyone had Viessmann boiler before?
  • R ManninoR Mannino Posts: 421
    Oil or Gas?

    I'm with Ron Jr., System 2000 quietest.

    G125BE as quiet, both chimney vented.

    Did a System 2000 power vented once, quiet too.
  • oil or gas

    Which one is quieter? Oil System 2000 or Gas System 2000? Oil Buderus or Gas Buderus?
  • R ManninoR Mannino Posts: 421
    My replies

    were for oil.
  • R ManninoR Mannino Posts: 421
    edited April 2013
    Gas Fired

    is generally not as loud as oil.
  • R ManninoR Mannino Posts: 421
    Viessmann is Quiet Too

    Natural Gas or Propane
  • sunlight35sunlight35 Posts: 9
    edited April 2013

    Propane, my area doesn't have natural gas. /sad

    Buderus GB142 looks like a good product, anyone have it at home?
  • buderus

    GB142, I have installed sooo many of these, they are great units, I recently switched to TT solo boilers since people are asking for stainless steel, they seem to also be a very nice unit... go propane and don't look back..
  • That's good to hear

    Have you installed other boilers? Which one do you find to be the quietest? =)
  • R ManninoR Mannino Posts: 421
    If I was the Installer

    I'd do a Vitodens but if you get Heatpro you'll get a GB 142, point being it's the installer that makes the difference. Every install is different, different customer, different parameters, different budget, different fuel and different expectations. So many differences and all of them have different weight depending on your preferences.

    So? How can we help you with your situation?
  • True

    Heatpro is about 700 miles from me, so unless they don't mind driving that far.....

    I will contact a couple of Buderus contractors nearby and see what they can recommend. Meanwhile I am grateful for all of replies here, what a good forum!
  • The point is

    you want what your contractor installs. If he installs buderus get buderus, or a v-man guy will install a vitodens, ect... but if you do want a specific model, go to that companies website and find a contractor...
  • James DayJames Day Posts: 185

    I'm located right in Otisville and I install viessmann. If you would like give me a call we can set up an appointment.


    Thanks James

    Day Heating and A/C
  • heatpro02920heatpro02920 Posts: 991
    edited April 2013
    Sounds like you have a winner

    Veissman makes some of the nicest mod cons on the market, I believe the also hold the best warranty for their heat exchangers on the market... As far as noise, these new mod cons are almost silent, I have installed them in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, ect, they are aesthetically pleasing and the plumbing can easily be hidden...
  • Ron Jr.Ron Jr. Posts: 527
    Not sure about Buderus

    but the EK oil is quieter than the gas EK .  Which is the case with some oil boilers and gas burners in them .

    But like Ron said , strictly gas boilers are generally quieter than their oil counterparts .
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