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 Is your current fireplace looking outdated?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.
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.
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.
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.
You can choose from the following free standing wood stoves, such as:
Valcourt FP 11 Frontenac
Majestic and imposing, this model will surely give you elegance without compromising the quality of the air.
Valcourt FP7 Antoinette
Meet the fireplace of your dreams, while being environmentally friendly.
Valcourt FP10 Lafayette
This fireplace provides you home heating with superb efficiency and elegance.
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.
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:
How many types of vents are there?
You can view this chart to see various types of vents.