Few things create a sense of peace and contentment like a snug, cozy home. A soapstone heater is the best choice for long-lasting, radiant warmth. Wood Heat Fire Stone in Soldotna, AK, is a trusted purveyor of the Tulikivi® line, which efficiently burns wood to create consistently toasty temps that will make your home cozier than ever. Below, the installation experts describe the material and explain why it’s an ideal choice for heating.
What Is Soapstone?
Soapstone is a naturally occurring material that has been prized for centuries for its ability to absorb extreme temperatures and gradually radiate the stored heat. Composed of soft minerals, the metamorphic rock is smooth, dense, and aesthetically appealing. It’s usually gray or black, but some variations showcase hues of green or blue.
What Are the Qualities of Soapstone?
Soapstone’s unique composition effectively absorbs and radiates warmth. Forged deep in the earth by high heat and under great pressure, the material is naturally suited for use in stoves and fireplaces. It’s also extremely durable and able to withstand chemical degradation and excessive moisture.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Soapstone Heater?
A soapstone masonry heater is an energy efficient method of burning wood to produce the high temperatures necessary to capture nearly all of the available energy, rather than loosing much of it up the chimney. This makes it superior to the inefficient burning of a traditional fireplace or metal wood stove. Burning a wood fire once a day in a soapstone masonry heater results in fast combustion that allows the heat energy to be absorbed in the stone mass and radiated gently for 24 to 36 hours after the fire is out. Because it’s so efficient, this alternative energy source will save you money on your utility bill and use 50% or less wood!
If you’re looking for an energy efficient alternative to traditional wood burning stoves, a soapstone masonry heater is an excellent choice. Wood Heat Fire Stone in Soldotna, AK, is the licensed installing dealer of the Tulikivi® soapstone masonry heaters for Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. To revolutionize the way you warm your home and save money, call (907) 262-3106 to book a showroom appointment. For more information on Tulikivi® heaters, visit their website.