Soapstone Masonry Heating Alternative

| 1/27/2011 10:35:26 AM

logoChicago, IL – Tulikivi, a Finnish company and world’s largest soapstone processing company, has over a quarter of a million contented Tulikivi fireplace owners worldwide. Heating homes and businesses with a Tulikivi has created an alternative movement to heating with wood. Public buildings that heat with a Tulikivi in the United States have been recognized with LEED awards. Homeowners across North America have green experiences to share from cost savings to clean and eco-friendly heating with a Tulikivi. At Greenbuild, Tulikivi is telling their customers’ stories. A few of the trends include:

A Green Choice

The unique Tulikivi soapstone masonry heater provides clean combustion that boasts emissions levels below regulations, its use can offset the carbon footprint, and fueled by a renewable energy source makes it a green heating alternative. The radiant heat provided by a Tulikivi is more energy-efficient than the convection heat of a traditional wood burner. Two natural resources, soapstone and wood bring natural warmth to life.

Breathe Easy

Heating air with 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 burners. Tulikivi’s heating method is recognized by Finland’s Asthma and Allergy Association. It’s a breath of fresh air in green alternative heating sources. Tulikivi fireplaces release 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.

Clean and Green

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 in carbon monoxide. A small amount of wood is enough to comfortably heat a healthy gathering point for the entire family.

Smart Investment

Using renewable energy sources reduces the dependence on fluctuating heating costs associated with fossil fuels. Furthermore, heating your home with wood provided by local forests and firewood producers also supports the local economy. Tulikivi provides a “green” cost-effective heating solution because it uses less wood to heat the same space than with a traditional wood burner. Tulikivi stores heat in the thermal mass of the soapstone therefore a two-hour burn can radiate heat for up to 24 hours producing clean, comfortable, cost-saving warmth.

Patented Technology

The Tulikivi Whirlbox is a new invention patented by Tulikivi. It lengthens the time combustion gases remain in the fire chamber allowing combustion to not only be efficient, but it is also exceptionally clean. Soapstone is a dense, heat-resistant and solid material and has better heat retaining and thermal conductivity properties than other stones. With the Whirlbox technology wood is burned completely and the heat is stored in the thermal mass of the soapstone. Tulikivi fireplaces maximize the heat output of wood and are easy to use. A short 1 – 3 hour burn cycle per day will contribute a significant amount of heat. 

For more information visit Tulikivi at Greenbuild at Booth #1796 or  at to learn more about this green heating alternative. 

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A. Livengood
5/18/2011 9:11:23 AM

Tulikivi's are not the only masonry heater option. Check out the Masonry Heater Association of North America's (MHA)website to see the various types available, and a list of installation experts.

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