We are just about ready to pull the trigger on the 74 given our budget, but given the importance of this purchase I thought it best to run by you guys. We are in a two story, 2300 sq ft. Home (1/3 of it in the basement apartment which uses electric) built in 1964, with new windows, doors, insulation, vinyl siding and roof in upstate NY. We recently took advantage of the NY rebate on energy efficiency and put in a new fuel oil furnace as part of that. During the evaluation for that, a "blow-a-door" test was done (that's what I told it was called), with a result of 3000, whatever that means. Maybe that will help someone figure out the seal of the house. We've continued to use the wood stove due to the high cost of fuel oil for a house this size. The stove sits in the kitchen on the first floor. It's a large room, and the wood stove faces the living room on the other side of the house. The current wood stove will not keep the upstairs past 62 by the morning, but we heat the downstairs to nearly 80 when we go to bed. There are also some oxygen problems with our stove as far as I could tell, but the stove company will not acknowledge they made the stove. It is a US Stove Co. Aspen. I have the manual and can confirm that. Is there any reason to spend $3650 installed for the BK over $2600 installed for the Buck? All reviews I have read on here are very positive for both. Thanks in advance.