I see post upon post about shutting down for the season . . . I am grateful to live in NY (not because we pay the highest taxes in the Union). It's still 30's at night and some 20's. Loaded appropriately - a few pieces of dry hemlock and/or pine slab during the day, larger pieces and more of them at night - the GW continues to put out as required. I had to shut down for the weekend, and I could not SLEEP, listening to the oil burner coming on! In 48 hours, my burner logged 8 hours . . . that's like the burner was running 17% of the time. And that was with the DHW turned off!! How many days before snow???