Wood Burning

Install a Beautiful Wood Fireplace in Your New Tecumseth Home and Beyond

Do you enjoy the sound of fire crackling? Is your current fireplace looking outdated? Turn to a locally-owned and operated heating company with not only a depth of experience but also a friendly attitude. No matter your style, The Heating Source Inc. can offer you the ideal wood fireplace for your Beeton home whether we are doing installations, repairs, maintenances/inspections, or sales of our fireplaces. At our showroom, you can come in and visualize unique fireplaces or woodstoves.

More than just a statement piece in your house, fireplaces are a great way to keep you and your family safe and warm in the event of a power outage. Plus, wood burning fireplaces can run without electricity. If you don't see the one you are searching for online, we can direct you to many other models that we carry.

We Are WETT Certified

In addition to providing high-quality fireplaces and wood stove installations, we are qualified and licensed to perform WETT (Wood Energy Technology Transfer) inspections on existing wood burning fireplaces. These fireplace inspections are important to do for insurance purposes and following the purchase of a new home with an existing fireplace or woodstove to make sure that it is safe to use, as well as in older units. Contact us today to arrange for this inspection and protect your family’s safety.

Chimney Sweeps

To prevent creosote buildup that could cause blockage and chimney fire, we recommend a chimney sweeping on an annual basis. By providing a visual inspection, we make sure it’s safe to burn. During this service, we will go over any areas of concerns or questions you may have about burning your wood appliance.

About Wood

When you are considering using wood heat, ensure you are buying an EPA approved unit. Nowadays, advanced stoves emit 2-4 grams of smoke per hour compared to older units that can emit up to 40 grams per hour. When heating your home with wood, you are simply bringing part of the nature’s carbon cycle into your home and releasing its stored energy. Next, trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere as they grow, converting it to carbon that makes up almost half the weight of dry wood. As wood burns, this carbon is released as CO2 again. If, instead of being processed into firewood for home heating, if an old tree fell and rotted on the forest floor, the same amount of CO2 would go back into the atmosphere.

Considered a renewable energy source, most firewood is produced from old, damaged trees that are unfit for other purposes. When one of these trees is harvested from a woodlot, its absence creates an opening for sunlight to penetrate and stimulate the growth of smaller trees below. As these younger trees grow, they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. With sustainable harvesting, our forests can provide a continual source of energy. Wood burning is now being considered to be carbon neutral.


Ideal for both heating and decorative ambiance, wood-burning fire provides optimal visual entertainment from the brilliant blazing flame, to a slow and steady flame—a natural ebb and flow with constant action. The crackling, popping, and hissing that some hear is an essential aspect to the fireplace experience. Quality, availability, and price of wood will vary from region to region.

Quality Suppliers for Your Comfort

For our wood fireplaces, inserts and free standing wood stoves, we use top brands manufactured in Canada or the U.S. by the following companies, such as:

Enviro

Enviro wood stoves are manufactured in Victoria BC. Enviro, in partnership with Global ReLeaf International will plant a tree for every Enviro wood stove purchased. Every tree will help offset our carbon footprint with your purchase.

Free Standing Wood Stoves

You can choose from the following free standing wood stoves, such as:

Kodiak 1200

From the newest generation of wood stoves, this robust unit offers clean efficient heat. You and your family will enjoy looking through the large viewing glass, kept clean by the ultra-strong air wash.

  • EPA approved
  • Heats up to 67,000 BTUs at 82.6% efficiency
  • Available options: 
    • Step top or the flat top body style
    • Gold and nickel options
    • Pedestal base or cast iron legs

Kodiak 1700

  • EPA approved
  • Heats up to 74,000 BTUs at 84.7% efficiency 
  • Available options: 
    • Step top or the flat top body style
    • Gold and nickel options
    • Pedestal base or cast iron legs

Kodiak 2100

This outstanding stove, made of heavy gauge steel construction to create a feeling of permanence, has a traditional step top and cast iron door. 

  • Heats up to 2,100 square feet at up to 75% efficiency

Boston

A great addition to any living space, this model offers progress burn technology that is designed to keep hot embers in the firebox after a night’s burning.

  • Available in two sizes: 1200 or 1700 
  • Efficiencies rating of 84.7% 
  • 3 finishes options: painted black, chestnut, or diamond black enamel

Wood Fireplace Inserts

You can choose from the following wood fireplace inserts, such as:

Valcourt Fireplaces

Valcourt FP 11 Frontenac

Majestic and imposing, this model will surely give you elegance without compromising the quality of the air.

  • Exceptionally large
  • Advanced technology to reduce air pollution 
  • 70 % cleaner than unqualified models

Valcourt FP7 Antoinette

Meet the fireplace of your dreams, while being environmentally friendly.

  • 70 % cleaner than unqualified models
  • Low particulate emissions

Valcourt FP10 Lafayette

This fireplace provides you home heating with superb efficiency and elegance.

  • Meets the highest EPA emissions requirements
  • Ceramic glass

Regency

Founded just outside of Vancouver, Canada in 1979, Regency has proven to be a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of hearth products, supplying retailers across North America, Europe, Japan, China, and Australia.

Wood Fireplaces

Wood Fireplace Inserts

Free Standing Wood Stoves

Frequently Asked Questions on Wood Fireplaces

  • What is a WETT certification? Why do I need this?

    WETT stands for Wood Energy Technology Transfer. It is important to know that your insurance company will ask you to have a WETT inspection to ensure that your wood burning unit is safe to use.

    As a training organization, WETT trains people who wish to get involved with the sale, installation, inspection, and maintenance of wood heating appliances. Once people complete the training program and acquire enough experience, they become WETT certified in the specific area for which they sought training. Receiving this certification implies that they have met the educational and experience requirements.

  • Can I install my own stove using an existing masonry chimney?

    Yes, while it is possible to install your own stove using your existing masonry chimney, your chimney must comply with the building code of your province. Usually, it needs to be lined with metal, refractory bricks, or clay tiles sealed together with fire cement. The diameter of the chimney must be the same as the stove's flue outlet. If your masonry chimney does not have the same diameter as the stove's flue outlet, you will need to insert a stainless steel liner to have the proper diameter. Otherwise, you may face draft problems.

  • How often does the door gasket in my wood burning stove or insert need to be changed?

    The gasket should be changed as it becomes worn over time. One sign to look for is air leaking into the stove around the door. In addition, another sure sign that the gasket needs to be replaced is higher flame, less heating capacity, and burning more wood. Another sign is black marks on the inside of the glass door. The cost for a gasket replacement may vary. If you bring your door into The Heating Source Inc., we will replace the gasket for you.

  • Should I have a chimney thermometer installed for my wood stove?

    Yes, your wood stove will burn cleaner between 400 and 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Monitoring the chimney thermometer will allow you to reduce the risk of a chimney fire and cut down on creosote buildup in your chimney.

  • How often should I have my chimney cleaned?

    This should be done at least once a year by a reputable chimney sweep. Be sure to keep your receipts for insurance purposes.

  • What exactly is a down draft?

    Nowadays since homes are well-sealed, this can cause a wood burning appliance to draft towards the lower pressure in the room. Here are some helpful hints, including:

    • While lighting the stove, turn the furnace off
    • Slightly open a window 
    • Using a small amount of newspaper, heat the inside of the chimney 
    • Light the fire
    • Close the window, then restart your furnace
  • How many types of vents are there?

    Type of vents

    You can view this chart to see various types of vents.

Please visit our showroom today and see a wide selection of gas or wood burning appliances. Or, call us to receive a quote from The Heating Source Inc.

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The Heating Source Inc.

7927 30th Sideroad Adjala

Alliston, ON L9R 1V1

Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Sunday Closed

Statutory Holidays: Closed

Service Area

  • Adjala-Tosorontio
  • Alliston
  • Beeton
  • Cookstown
  • Dufferin County
  • Innisfil 
  • New Tecumseth
  • Schomberg
  • South Simcoe County
  • Tottenham

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