You obviously know that you can really utilize a slooooow burn with the Pocono. You are not making hot water with that unit...or perhaps you are....but having a super dry basement is a wonderful thing in the humid, sticky weather summer brings.
If there is no noticeable or objectionable heat issues, sure, keep her sparked up! ...and yes, you do have to shut it down to clean it out and service the stoker and chamber. Many of us burn year-round and would have it no other way.
If you are worried about the forum members screaming at you not saving any money doing this, then it is a personal issue. I recommend that you do what is comfortable for you and your family......and don't worry about those naysayers.