Fireplaces

Fireplaces are such a welcome addition to any home. You really can’t go wrong with a fireplace when you want to add heat and ambience to a room. Whether you have a propane, electric or natural gas fireplace and need service or repairs, South Island Mechanical has got you covered!

We maintain, service and install all brands and types of fireplaces for both residential and commercial light industrial buildings.

Our electric, propane and natural gas fireplace technicians are certified and trained to work on all brands, makes and models of fireplaces. In Victoria BC and the south island, we’re your gas fireplace experts.

Fireplace Brands

  • Acumen
  • Alpine
  • Ambience
  • Ambient
  • American Fire Designs
  • American Hearth
  • Archgard
  • Astria
  • Bellfires
  • Blaze King
  • Coleman
  • Comfortech
  • Comfort Flame
  • Comfort Glow
  • Continental
  • Country Stoves
  • Dexen
  • Dovre
  • Droelt
  • Eiklor
  • Element 4
  • Empire Comfort Systems
  • Englander
  • Enviro
  • Firegear Outdoors
  • Firenado
  • Flameworks
  • Flare Fireplaces
  • FMI / Desa
  • Fyreside
  • GasLogGuys
  • Glow Worm
  • Golden Blount
  • Grand Canyon Gas Logs
  • Hampton
  • Hargrove
  • Hearthstone
  • Heatilator
  • Heat-n-Glo
  • Honeywell
  • HPC Fire
  • ICM Controls
  • IHP
  • Ironstrike
  • Jotul
  • Kingsmen
  • Cozy Heat
  • Lennox
  • Lexington Forge
  • Luxor
  • Majestic / Insta- Flame / Majco
  • Mantis
  • Marco
  • Marquis
  • Maxitrol
  • Mendota
  • Monessen
  • Montigo
  • Napoleon
  • Ortal
  • Osburn
  • Pacific Energy
  • Procom Heating
  • Quadrafire
  • Rasmussen
  • Regency
  • Reverso Manufacturing
  • RH Peterson / Real Fyre
  • Robertshaw
  • Savannah
  • Selkirk
  • Sierra Flame
  • Signature Command
  • SIT Group
  • Skytech / American Flame
  • Spark Modern Fires
  • Stellar Hearth Products
  • Superior
  • Temco
  • Town & Country
  • Travis Industries
  • Valor
  • Vanguard
  • Vermont Castings
  • Vexar
  • Waterford
  • Westgate
  • White Mountain Hearth
  • White Rogers

Brands

  • Acumen
  • Alpine
  • Ambience
  • Ambient
  • American Fire Designs
  • American Hearth
  • Archgard
  • Astria
  • Bellfires
  • Blaze King
  • Coleman
  • Comfortech
  • Comfort Flame
  • Comfort Glow
  • Continental
  • Country Stoves
  • Dexen
  • Dovre
  • Droelt
  • Eiklor
  • Element 4
  • Empire Comfort Systems
  • Englander
  • Enviro
  • Firegear Outdoors
  • Firenado
  • Flameworks
  • Flare Fireplaces
  • FMI / Desa
  • Fyreside
  • GasLogGuys
  • Glow Worm
  • Golden Blount
  • Grand Canyon Gas Logs
  • Hampton
  • Hargrove
  • Hearthstone
  • Heatilator
  • Heat-n-Glo
  • Honeywell
  • HPC Fire
  • ICM Controls
  • IHP
  • Ironstrike
  • Jotul
  • Kingsmen
  • Cozy Heat
  • Lennox
  • Lexington Forge
  • Luxor
  • Majestic / Insta- Flame / Majco
  • Mantis
  • Marco
  • Marquis
  • Maxitrol
  • Mendota
  • Monessen
  • Montigo
  • Napoleon
  • Ortal
  • Osburn
  • Pacific Energy
  • Procom Heating
  • Quadrafire
  • Rasmussen
  • Regency
  • Reverso Manufacturing
  • RH Peterson / Real Fyre
  • Robertshaw
  • Savannah
  • Selkirk
  • Sierra Flame
  • Signature Command
  • SIT Group
  • Skytech / American Flame
  • Spark Modern Fires
  • Stellar Hearth Products
  • Superior
  • Temco
  • Town & Country
  • Travis Industries
  • Valor
  • Vanguard
  • Vermont Castings
  • Vexar
  • Waterford
  • Westgate
  • White Mountain Hearth
  • White Rogers

Types of Fireplaces

  • Natural Gas Fireplaces
  • Propane Fireplaces
  • Electric Fireplaces

Maintenance for Your Fireplace

There are many components to a fireplace that keep it safe for use. No matter how young or old your fireplace is, it’s so important to ensure that it’s getting routine (annual) maintenance. The best part of the annual fireplace maintenance is having the glass cleaned to look like new again, and of course, knowing that all components have been checked and rechecked for optimal safety.

Here is the fireplace maintenance checklist that our technicians go through when doing a fireplace service call in Victoria BC or south Vancouver Island:

  • clean glass with fireplace glass cleaner
  • inspect fireplace glass for cracks, chips, damage
  • vacuum inside and out of fireplace
  • pull, clean, and inspect burners
  • check operation of burner control
  • test, clean, inspect and check operation thermocouple
  • test, clean, inspect and check operation of power-pile
  • test operation of gas valve
  • check venting for signs of failure
  • check incoming gas pressure to verify it is within safe limits
  • check gas manifold pressure to ensure gas valve is within safe limits
  • test and operate thermostat and or fireplace control mechanism
  • test operation of fan (if applicable)
  • check operation of all safeties
  • check for levels of CO (carbon monoxide)
  • inspection of logs and log assembly is correct
  • ensure door gasket is safe and intact
  • check entire fireplace for any gas leaks
  • finally check safe operation of unit after completion of maintenance and note any recommendations
  • clean glass with fireplace glass cleaner
  • inspect fireplace glass for cracks, chips, damage
  • vacuum inside and out of fireplace
  • pull, clean, and inspect burners
  • check operation of burner control
  • test, clean, inspect and check operation thermocouple
  • test, clean, inspect and check operation of power-pile
  • test operation of gas valve
  • check venting for signs of failure
  • check incoming gas pressure to verify it is within safe limits
  • check gas manifold pressure to ensure gas valve is within safe limits
  • test and operate thermostat and or fireplace control mechanism
  • test operation of fan (if applicable)
  • check operation of all safeties
  • check for levels of CO (carbon monoxide)
  • inspection of logs and log assembly is correct
  • ensure door gasket is safe and intact
  • check entire fireplace for any gas leaks
  • finally check safe operation of unit after completion of maintenance and note any recommendations

When our fireplace technicians have visited your home or worksite to perform maintenance, you can rest assured knowing that every inch has been carefully looked after and it’s safe to use.

We can also service and maintain pool and spa boilers. These boilers are commonly used here on Vancouver Island to keep pools and hot tubs nice and toasty for your enjoyment.

Whether you’re a homeowner, business owner or a strata owner, our team at South Island Mechanical can help you discover the perfect boiler type for your needs. We can also help you take advantage of the rebates and incentives available for heating system upgrades to help you make a truly informed decision on the best options.

Are you thinking about a new fireplace? Considering replacing your old wood-burning fireplace in favour of a more convenient gas or electric model? At South Island Mechanical, we’re experts in the latest heating and cooling technology, including a long list of the top fireplace models and brands. We’re happy to help you make an informed decision on which make and model would be the best fit.

As a bonus, there are a variety of rebates available as well for the new installation of an electric or gas fireplace for homeowners, strata owners and business owners. We can help you get started today.

As a bonus, there are a variety of rebates available as well for the new installation of an electric or gas fireplace for homeowners, strata owners and business owners. We can help you get started today.