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What is a WETT inspection and do I need one?

In Canada, Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) is a not-for-profit training and education association. It functions as the national registrar of the WETT program, promoting the safe and effective use of wood-burning systems. It also provides the WETT training program for installers and inspectors of wood burning system.

Just like buying a used car requires a safety check before you can put plates on it, a WETT inspection gives you piece of mind that your wood burning system is safe and in good working order. With wood burning appliances, the potential for harmful pollutants to be released into your home as well as combustible materials to ignite is increased, so it is important that these appliances are regularly inspected and properly maintained.

A WETT inspection performed by a qualified inspector will check that all clearances meet the requirements of a certified wood stove or meet the standard of B365 for an uncertified appliance. This will include that all flues are properly installed and meet the required guidelines. The WETT inspector will also check the chimney for any potential structural or ventilation issues. Have your system inspected for a safe and warm heating season.

If you have any concerns about your wood burning appliance contact your agent or broker.