It is nice to here that the fan noise has been resolved and thank for the fix tip for us do it your selfers. When I was a kid we had a Gibraltar coal stove that had a fan. Of course there was some noise you soon get used to it. We do live in Queens NYC and I don't here planes,train-es or garbage trucks either so I may not be a good judge. I hope to get my Montpelier in a week or so.