To replace or not??
We have a 1986 Pacific Energy Wood Insert that still does it`s job,nice heat, overnite burn,and not EPA certified.Thought about replacing it with a newer version at a cost of $2400,but cant seem to decide. We live in a rural location in the Pacific North West,on acreage and so I really wonder if we need to reduce down to 3.7 grams of particulates per hour. The only other advantage that I`ve read about is that a newer model would reduce our wood-burning by about 1 cord per season. (ie 4 cords from 5). Any of you have any thoughts on this? My present insert is in good shape, no cracks in the steel, new brick liner,new door gasket,etc. It just seems like a lot of money too spend if we dont have to. Thanks