Quieting a noisy oil burner

Quieting a noisy oil burner

I recently received a letter from one of my customers It was cycling on and off during bitterly cold weather Air leakage in and/or out of homes typically accounts for 30% to 50% or more of the heat loss I gathered no heat loss calculation was performed by the contractor Noise issues can be related to combustion adjustments Check on the combustion analysis Possibly de-rate to a lower GPH nozzle Get the cone-of-silence (insulated sound cover) for the burner

I recently received the below letter from one of my customers:

Hi Dave,

I know you get a lot of questions, so I hope you won't mind one from me...

My mother had her 50-year-old boiler replaced recently with a new Peerless WBV-03-W (runs on oil). It's really noisy when it runs. Her heating guy tells her it's because of the higher efficiency, but it worries her. She's an elderly lady who lives alone, so it's the kind of worry that just gnaws at her.

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