|Tips for Safe Burning|
Match the size of the fire to the heat requirements of the home.
In mild weather- build a small compact fire and load the appliance more often (shorter periods are better- when reloading, rake the coals toward the air inlet and place wood behind them- this will promote rapid ignition of the new wood)
After loading your appliance, fire the unit at a relatively high rate for approximately 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the load size before reducing the draft to your desired level. Make sure that all heat transfer surfaces are kept clean.
Use dry wood.
Moisture content of the wood affects the ability of your appliance to produce heat.
Never let the fire smolder.
Smoke is wasted energy. Operate the stove in such a way that this energy is used before it can enter the flue pipe. A handy option is to use a flue pipe thermometer. It can monitor the performance of your appliance. Located between 30cm (12") and 60cm (24"), above the flue collar and by observing the density of the smoke rising from your chimney, you can determine the minimum flue temperature below which your appliance produces excessive smoke.
The building code requires that ALLchimneys need to be properly lined. We can help you find the right product for your application. Talk to our certified technicians, who can assist you to make an informed decision.
As WETT certified installers, we follow local and national building codes, as well as manufacturer's instructions for each product. We install only quality parts that come with a good warranty to ensure that our customers receive good value.
MASONRY REPAIRS We can return a deteriorating, unsafe chimney to full code-complying condition quickly and economically. We are able to transform an old, inefficient, and sometimes dangerous fireplace into a new, efficient, and safe fireplace without changing the existing structure.
WOOD, OIL, AND GAS LINERS All chimneys should have a proper lining system. We have been specifically trained to match your appliance to the proper liner. We can evaluate your system to make sure you will be safe and sound.
(1) Smoke alarms conforming to CAN/ULC-S531,"Standard for Smoke Alarms" shall be installed in each dwelling unit and in each sleeping room not within a dwelling unit.
If a wood burning appliance heats your home, then you must have a smoke detector. They should be placed between each section of the home and the appliance, especially in the sleeping areas. If the appliance is in the basement; there should be a detector at the top of the stairwell. Each detector should be checked monthly to ensure that it is in proper working order.
As WETT certified sweeps, we will remove dangerous, flammable creosote from the inside of your chimney. If the creosote will not come off with a brush, don't worry. We can also take the glazed creosote off mechanically or with a chemical cleaner.