AmeriSpec: Your Trusted Partner for Safe and Efficient Wood Burning Appliances

At AmeriSpec, we understand wood burning appliances add warmth, ambiance and even a touch of nostalgia to your home. But proper maintenance and safety precautions are crucial to help ensure they continue to operate safely. That's where a Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) inspection comes in.

Why Get a WETT Inspection?

There are several compelling reasons to have a WETT inspection performed on your wood burning appliance:

  • Safety First: Chimney fires are a leading cause of home fires during the winter months. An AmeriSpec WETT inspection can identify potential fire hazards like flammable buildup, faulty flue systems, or improper clearances to combustible materials. Addressing these issues promptly can significantly reduce the risk of a devastating chimney fire.
  • Improved Efficiency: A well-maintained wood burning appliance operates at peak efficiency, translating to greater warmth output from less fuel. This not only saves you money on firewood but also reduces your environmental impact. An AmeriSpec WETT inspection can pinpoint areas where your system might be losing heat or operating inefficiently, allowing you to make adjustments and maximize your return on investment.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your wood burning appliance is safe and functioning properly provides invaluable peace of mind. A WETT inspection certificate can also be a valuable asset when selling your home, demonstrating to potential buyers that your wood burning system has been professionally evaluated.
  • Insurance Requirements: Some insurance companies may require a WETT inspection before issuing or renewing homeowners’ insurance policies if you have a wood burning appliance.

What to Expect During a WETT Inspection

A typical WETT inspection can take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the complexity of your system. Here's a general breakdown of what to expect:

  • Pre-inspection Consultation: Your AmeriSpec home inspector will discuss the inspection process with you, answer any questions you may have, and gather information about your wood burning appliance and venting system.
  • Visual Inspection: The inspector will conduct a thorough visual examination of all accessible components of your system, both inside and outside your home.
  • Operational Testing: The inspector may test the operation of your damper system and may also perform a smoke draw test to assess the venting efficiency of your chimney.
  • Report and Recommendations: Following the inspection, your AmeriSpec inspector will provide you with a detailed report outlining our findings, any identified issues, and recommendations for corrective actions.

AmeriSpec: Your One-Stop-Shop for WETT Inspections

At AmeriSpec, we’re committed to your safety and satisfaction. Our team of qualified and experienced home inspectors can conduct a thorough WETT inspection of your wood burning appliance to ensure it operates safely and efficiently.

We understand the importance of maintaining your wood burning system for optimal performance and peace of mind.

Contact AmeriSpec today to schedule your inspection. Let us help you keep your home warm and safe all winter long!