Good point, Cap'n. I neglected to mention that our 2nd source of heat is oil hot water. So that's our backup or primary depending on the price of pellets. But good point, it'd be nice not to worry about frozen pipes over a long weekend.My issue with wood heat is: who manages it when I'm gone?
No,... not dead,..... gone as in a long weekend away, or any winter vacation?
I see your avatar has a pellet stove, and that's a good 24 hr operating window, but to me wood heat has always been supplemental.
I'd get the lowest outdoor temp operating unit for that reason alone.