Soapstone Masonry Fireplaces
Canadian Soapstone Masonry Fireplace
now on display in our Model Home.
We are proud to offer a new product to our
region. Soapstone masonry fireplaces have been around forever
but our product is unique and green since it’s made from
Canadian Harvested Soapstone
and these Fine Masonry Heaters
are manufactured right here in Canada. Green
also means low embodied energy and our Soapstone Masonry
Fireplaces do not travel across oceans to reach your home.
Masonry heaters : Unparalleled
What is a Masonry Heater?
A MASONRY HEATER ALLOWS YOU TO HEAT YOUR HOME
WITH WOOD IN A UNIQUE WAY.
The main thing that distinguishes a masonry
heater is the ability to store a large amount of heat. This
means that you can rapidly burn a large charge of wood without
overheating your house. The heat is stored in the masonry
thermal mass, and then slowly radiates into your house for the
next 18 to 24 hours.
If you burn wood fairly rapidly, it is a clean
fuel. If you try to burn it too slowly, the fire will change
from flaming to smoldering combustion. The burning process is
incomplete and produces tars. Atmospheric pollution increases
dramatically. This is important if you are planning an
energy-efficient house. The average energy demand of your house
will be quite low. Most of the time, it may require only 1 to 2
kW of heat. For most conventional woodstoves, this is below
their “critical burn rate”, or the point where they start to
Masonry heaters fill the bill perfectly. If
you need even a very small amount of heat, such as between
seasons when you simply want to take off the chill, you simply
burn a smaller fuel charge–yet you still burn it quickly. The
large surface is never too hot to touch. You have a premium
radiant heating system with a comfort level that simply cannot
be equalled by convection or forced air systems.
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Why use Soapstone?
Soapstone is a unique stone that retains heat
and then distributes radiant heat all day and night with little
wood usage and very little attention. It resists to high
temperature and its efficiency comes from its capacity to absorb
heat fast and to release it very slowly.
Our soapstone fireplaces provide even and
consistent heat over a longer period of time when compared to
conventional wood stoves. The soapstone stove works like a
battery, you burn wood for 3 hours, the energy is stored in the
thick soapstone slabs then evenly distributed over a period of
about 20 hours(depending on house insulation) after the fire is
out. The wood burns in the firebox, then it travels up and down
through the inner channels of the stove, heating the outside
stones and storing the energy.
Soapstone heaters are pleasantly warm to the
touch and the surface is water resistant.
Canadian Made Masonry Fireplaces
We offer a full line of masonry heaters to
meet your budget and heating requirements. From small standard
units (DE 500) to our decorative larger units, complete with
cooking oven, heating bench, decorative details etc.. Units can
also be customized to suit your needs.
Please contact us for pricing and details on