How Our Fireplaces Work

Environmentally Sound Warmth from Wood

Forests are the lungs of our planet. This is due to the fact that every tree absorbs carbon dioxide from the air and transforms it into carbon which is then stored as one component of wood. Therefore wood, when burned, releases as much carbon dioxide as the tree has absorbed during its lifetime. That is why wood biomass – as opposed to fossil fuels like coal or oil – is called “carbon dioxide neutral”, since the release and absorption of carbon dioxide constitute a circle.

The natural carbon dioxide circle - Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air. This gas goes back into the air when the tree rots or when the wood is burned in a Tulikivi fireplace. The circle starts again.

The US Environmental Protection Agency stated that the greenhouse effect could be reduced by using more fuels made from biomass.

Clean Air - Inside and Outside

A healthy heating system cannot be judged by its BTU output only, but by the quality of heat released by it. A Tulikivi fireplace releases soft, constant radiant heat up to 24 hours. This heats up the walls of the building, thus preventing the generation of humidity (the main cause of mold) and therefore creating a fresh and healthy indoor climate. Less movement of air and healthy walls are the be-all and end-all of a clean and healthy indoor climate. Radiant heat greatly differs from the hard convection heat of traditional stoves.

A Tulikivi fireplace burns wood fast and completely (with an efficiency of more than 80%) and therefore uses almost all the existing energy. The emissions amount to only a small percentage of the world’s strictest allowances, which leads to a considerable reduction of carbon dioxide. A small amount of wood is enough to heat your space comfortably, making it a healthy gathering point for the entire family.

Radiant heat from a Tulikivi masonry heater provides fresh and comfortable warmth, not the burned and dry heat produced by convection heat in traditional wood stoves. Tulikivi’s heating method is recognized by Finland’s Asthma and Allergy Association. It’s a breath of fresh air in a green alternative heating source.

Soapstone Heating Systems Inc.

Daniel Boitier
2982 Big Lake Road West, Box 97
Big Lake Ranch, B.C. V0L 1G0, Canada
Phone/Fax: (250) 243-2100

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