Keep your family warm this winter with a beautiful new fireplace. At Chilliwack Heating Ltd. & J.C. Fireplaces and Spas, we carry a variety of indoor and outdoor fireplaces for your choosing. Located in the Fraser Valley, we are the area’s source for wood, gas, and electric fireplaces.
Fight the Canadian winter by installing a new gas fireplace. Located in Chilliwack, Chilliwack Heating Ltd. & J.C. Fireplaces and Spas sell and install fireplaces in the Fraser Valley, from Langley to Hope. If you’re looking for a cleaner alternative to wood or pellet burning fireplace, then you might want to consider natural gas. Gas fireplaces typically create more heat at a lower cost than its wood burning counterpart. Our shop stocks a variety of gas fireplaces for your choosing. If we don’t have something that you’re looking for, we can special order the item for you. Compared to its wood burning counterpart, gas fireplaces typically burn cleaner and produce heat at a lower cost. For those who are looking for a feeling similar to wood but are energy conscious, gas units may be a better option to consider. Gas units may also provide upto 75% savings compared to wood burning fireplaces.
Curl up next to a crackling pellet or wood fireplace this winter. Chilliwack Heating Ltd. & JC Fireplaces and Spas carry a variety of pellet and wood fireplaces for residents of the Fraser Valley. If you’re looking for a traditional, warm, and cozy fireplace, we have a large in-store display of pellet and wood fireplaces. If we don’t stock the fireplace or stove you want, we can special order them to meet your needs. With your purchase, you can expect our legendary attentive and responsive installation and repair services.
FortisBC Fireplace Rebate
FortisBC’s EnerChoice® Fireplace Program allows a rebate of $300 when you install an energy-efficient fireplace. Our knowledgeable staff can help you file your rebate or help you choose the perfect fireplace to be eligible for this program. To find out if you may qualify for this limited time special, see in-store for details.
If you’re looking for a cost-effective heater without giving up the ambiance of a fireplace, then an electric fireplace might be the option for you. From Langley to Hope, Chilliwack Heating Ltd. & JC Fireplaces and Spas are your sources for electric fireplaces in the Fraser Valley. Whether you’re looking for a dark electric fireplace to complement your home’s modern and sleek design or a fieldstone fireplace to give it that warm cabin feel, our shop carries a range of electric fireplace inserts to match your taste and your home’s décor.
Our store has electric fireplaces from Dimplex, Regency, Napoleon, and other brands for your choosing. If we don’t carry the unit you’re looking for, we can always special order the item for you. Our technicians are dedicated to installing your electric fireplace to government safety codes and manufacturer’s standards.
Useful Fireplace Information: Safety, FAQ, Cleaning & Maintenance
Most people have questions when it comes to the product lines we carry. Listed below are some of the most common categories of questions asked.
Please choose a category below:
Chimney fires do not occur in clean, intact, properly installed chimneys. Sweep clean and inspect your appliance once every year or so. More frequent cleanings may be required, based on the type of wood burned, the type of appliance, and the frequency of use. In general, an older, uncertified wood stove, or any appliance that is used frequently will require more than one cleaning per year.
The first indication of a chimney fire is usually the noise—a roaring sound that grows louder as the fire’s intensity increases. Clouds of black smoke and sparks will be seen exiting the top of the chimney; in severe fires, flames can extend several feet about the chimney.
Here are some common fireplace safety tips:
Wood is the only fuel to use in a wood burning fireplace. Paper should be used only to start a fire, never as fuel. Some woods tend to pop and emit sparks more than others. The risk of fire outside the fireplace is naturally greater when burning high-pop woods. Oak, dogwood, cedar and spruce are high-poppers. Pine, poplar, elm, and cherry are low-pop woods.
Never use gasoline, kerosene, or any flammable liquid to start a fire. Aside from the danger of possible explosion, these fluids may run out onto the floor and cause a fire to spread uncontrollably. The safest way to start a fire is to use long matches to light newspapers under a small amount of kindling. Use just enough paper and kindling to get the fire started.
Never leave an open faced roaring fire unattended. If you are leaving for a long time or going to bed, make certain the fire is out and the screens or doors are shut.
Dispose of ashes properly. Ashes may still be hot enough to start a fire days after the flames have died down. Never put ashes in paper or plastic bags or trash cans. Use a metal container with a tightly fitting top.
Here are some gas fireplace safety tips:
Never move or adjust the logs in a gas fireplace. Doing so will cause an unsightly carbon which can damage the glass and fireplace components. Consult with the manufacturer before replacing any logs or embers in your fireplace.
Clean the fireplace glass every 4-6 months. It is normal for a slight film to build up over time.
If you do not feel comfortable lighting the pilot light in your fireplace, call a technician. They will be happy to assist you or set up a service call.
Does a fireplace increase the value of a home?
Fireplaces do add value, although the exact amount depends on the part of the country where you live. The Hearth Product Association conducted a study that shows a fireplace hearth remains the most preferred amenity for a home and in some cases, could produce a 130% return on your investment when you decide to sell.
How much heat do fireplaces really produce?
A gas fireplace will give off more heat than wood burning if you have the right type of glass to absorb and distribute heat after the fire is out. A fire that puts out 21,000 BTU has an efficiency of approximately 70%, which is enough to heat a 1,000 square foot area easily. For wood burning fireplaces, certain woods burn hotter, including fruitwood and oak. Just remember, the harder the wood, the hotter the burn. If you plan to use your fireplace as your primary heat source, you should definitely have a thermostat installed.
What is the cost to heat a gas fireplace?
The answer is dependent on the amount of time you will use your fireplace. An average cost of a thermostat for 100,000 BTUs runs .50. If you calculate that, to operate a 12,500 BTU fireplace for one full hour, you would use approximately .12. When you weigh out the difference between gas and wood burning fireplaces, using natural gas can provide you with as much as a 75% savings.
Wood Fireplace Maintenance
For a wood stove or fireplace, it is important that the glass is cleaned on a regular basis otherwise the glass can become dark and etched. We recommend using a fireplace glass cleaner at least once a week during regular burning seasons.
*Note: minimal etching is normal after a long period of time.
Gas Fireplace Maintenance
Gas fireplace maintenance is important to the life and quality of your fireplace. Gas fireplaces with a sealed glass front require cleaning every 6-8 months, depending on use. It is normal for a light haze to build up on the inside of the glass over a period of time. This can be easily cleaned using a fireplace glass cleaner.
* Note: Do not use Windex or other household cleaners on a ceramic fireplace glass; they will dry out the glass.
On average, a metal wood burning chimney will require cleaning every year and a half, depending on how often the fireplace is used. Chimney sweeps are readily available. Call for a quote today!