If you’ve recently purchased a home with an existing fireplace or are planning to install a fireplace in your home in the coming months, now is the time to register it with your local municipality. The process of registering your fire may seem like an unnecessary hassle but failing to complete this document could result in hefty fines and maintenance issues that extend beyond the cost of simply registering your fire.
Registering your fireplace will also help you understand any restrictions on its use that may apply to your property as well as what permits and inspections you will need to have completed prior to using it. Here is everything you need to know about registering your fireplace.
How Do I Register My Fire?
Your user manual will advise on how to register your fire. Remember that warranties supplied by the manufacturer of the fire are subject to the conditions that you must register your fire upon installation. Failing to do this will void your warranty. If you are warranty is void, you can no longer get free servicing and maintenance or a replacement if the fire was to break. Beware some manufacturers have a 30-day registration policy where the fire must be registered within 30 days of installation. Always read through the fires manual to ensure you have all the correct information that you need to get the most out of your new fire.
What Do Fireplace Warranties Cover?
Warranties on Fires of all types do not cover Glass, woodburning and multi-fuel stoves it also does not cover Internal bricks, grates and other consumable parts. These fireplaces are also subject to being maintained regularly and not being overheated. A stove temperature thermometer can be used to prevent overheating and the burning of the correct and dry fuels.
What about Gas Fires?
Gas Fires are also subject to certain warranty conditions and must be registered to make a warranty claim. Gas fires must be serviced every 12 months to keep the warranty valid. If you do not have your fire serviced regularly or cannot provide evidence that the fire has been serviced each year then your warranty will be invalid. Your user guide will explain and list what is and is not covered by your gas fire warranty.
What Should I do Next?
Once you have read through the user manual and have understood everything, register your fire as explained in the manual. In case there is anything you have not understood in the user manual do not hesitate to contact us at AH Fireplace and one of our professional fireplace assistants will guide you through any information you need.
Fireplaces provide both enjoyment and comfort for homeowners, but for a new homeowner, the process of registering their fireplace can seem daunting. Knowing what to expect from the process can make it much easier, especially if you are doing it for the first time. Registering your fireplace is simple if you know what to do and you prepare in advance. Remember that your fireplace works best when used responsibly and with the correct fuel.