I had a Lopi Berkshire direct-vent NG unit installed about 1.5 years ago. It worked like a charm last winter (one of the coldest, snowiest on record in Wisconsin!). It's installed in an addition to our home that's our main gathering room and doesn't get adequate warmth through our much despised forced air main heating furnace , and the Lopi Berkshire put off more than enough heat to keep most of the home's main level cozy. I was completely impressed by its performance last winter. OK...on to this year. We've had a string of windy days recently. Whenever there's a significant breeze from the north/northwest, the pilot continually goes out. (FYI: the stove is vented on the north facing wall). I've had to re-light the pilot at least 20 times in the past 2 weeks alone, which is more than annoying. I lit it three times last night in the span of 15 minutes, and it immediately went out each time with the first major gust of wind. The reason I opted for a direct-vent, NG in this room was for convenience (and to keep the inevitable wood mess out of our main living area!), but this convenience factor is obviously negated by the unit not working during windy conditions! Any comments/suggestions? I'm going to have the dealer come out and service it anyway for an annual check-up, but I want to know if anyone can provide any independent, sage advice on why I'm seeing such drastic performance issues this year compared to last year on this new stove.