Yeah Fred, but you are stuck in 'your ways'.. not that that's a bad thing..
The oil gun on most oil boilers makes a lot of noise..
The noisiest of the coal boilers, the AA130 and AA260 have a gently tinkling sound of the coal rising up the auger, and that's about it.
And whenever you hear it, you will smile,, not frown and cringe, and grab your wallet.
Fill in your signature, tell us where you live, what size, and type of house you live in, the level of insulation, quality of windows.
Give us the details of your current heating system, and your desires for the handling of coal and ashes.
If you have an older home with an old coal chute, you could possibly set up your coal handling to once a year, and ash to a few times a week..
There are many, many variables..
As WNY suggested, look through the forum, use the search feature, and you will find hours of reading.