Every dwelling shall be provided with an approved
heating system capable of maintaining a room temperature
of 20 degrees Celsius at 1.5 metres above floor level
and 1 metre from exterior walls in all habitable rooms,
bathrooms and toilet rooms.
The heating system required by subsection (1) shall be
maintained in good working condition so as to be capable
of heating the dwelling safely to the required standard.
No room heater shall be placed so as to cause a fire
hazard to walls, curtains and furniture, nor to impede the free
movement of persons within the room where the heater is located.
Rigid connection shall be kept between all heating
equipment, including cooking equipment burning any fuel
and a chimney or flue.
Rigid connections shall be kept between all heating
equipment, including cooking equipment burning gaseous
fuel and the supply line, except that an approved
flexible connection, not more than 600 mm long, may be
installed to permit cleaning behind a stove used for cooking.
In multiple dwellings with a central heating system such
heating equipment shall be located in a separate room
having walls, ceilings and doors with a fire resistance
rating of not less than one hour.
A space which contains a heating unit shall have natural
or mechanincal means of supplying sufficient combustion air.
Where a heating system or part of it or any auxiliary
heating system burns solid or liquid fuel a place or
approved receptacle for storage of the fuel shall be
provided and maintained in a convenient location at
least 1.5 metres from the furnace and properly constructed
so as to be free from fire or accident hazards.
Equipment burning fuel shall be properly vented to a
duct leading to an adequate chimney or a vent flue
approved for that purpose.
Every chimney, smoke pipe and flue shall be maintained
so as to prevent gases from leaking into the dwelling.
Abandoned flues and chimneys shall be either removed or
maintained in a safe condition, including being
All flues shall be kept clear of obstructions, all open
joints shall be sealed and all broken and loose masonry
shall be repaired.
Chimneys, flues and gas vents shall be installed and
maintained so that under conditions of use the
temperature of any combustible material adjacent
thereto, insulated therefrom, or in contact therewith,
does not exceed a temperature of 71 degrees Celsius.
Fireplaces and similar construction used or intended
to be used for burning fuels in open fires shall be
connected to an approved chimney and shall be installed
in accordance with the standards set out in regulations
made under the Building Code Act, R.S.O. 198 Chapter 51, as amended
All heating equipment shall be installed to conform with
the appropriate Canadian Standards Association standards
of gaseous and liquid fuel burning appliances and equipment
and shall comply with the Energy Act, R.S.O. 1980 c. 139 as amended.