I'm considering one of the new Empyre elite owb but I don't want to smoke out my neighborhood. How much smoke do these new units emit when they are in the standby mode? Anyone in my neck of the woods have one in use? Canton CT 06019. I currently heat a 2500s.f. contemporary and dhw with an oil fired furnace. It has baseboard radiators throughout. My thought is to go with the owb so I can utilize the existing baseboard and dhw and also add some sort of heat in the attached two car garage. Down the road I'm figuring I can also heat my hot tub and above ground pool with it. How picky are these as far as wood condition? I currently have 10 +/- cords of wood cut, split, stacked, and seasoned for 1.5 years. It's not covered though. If I go ahead with the owb I'll eventually build a proper cover for the wood but in the meantime I'm planning on just throwing tarps over the stacks. Thanks ahead for any info and if anyone has one in my area I'd love to see one in use.