Tulikivi fireplaces supersede the strictest air quality standards in the world and help projects earn points toward LEED certification. The company was also recently recommended by the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation for households where asthma or allergies are a key concern.
Ages ago, fireplaces were created to help defeat the environment. Today, the Finnish-based company Tulikivi designs them to save it, producing some of the cleanest burning, most efficient fireplaces in the world. Adding to the appeal of a Tulikivi fireplace is its healthy radiant heat output and use of a local, renewable, carbon neutral fuel - wood. These traditional Finnish soapstone fireplaces are gaining new notice here as a heating alternative at a time when prices for oil and natural gas soar.
Typical wood-burning fireplaces send the majority of their heat up the chimney; not so with a Tulikivi. All the while a fire is burning, the soapstone soaks up the fire's heat, stores it and then gently radiates it for up to twenty-four hours after the fire is out. Tulikivis are known for their unparalleled efficiency ratings (as high as 88%) meaning they convert more of the wood into fuel than other fireplaces. Just a few armloads of wood are needed to heat as much as 1,400 square feet.
A healthy heating system is defined by the quality of heat it produces, and a Tulikivi is at the top of its game, emitting only soft, radiant heat - universally considered the healthiest form of heating. It is recognized by the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation as a heating option for those households where asthma or allergies are a key concern, due to the extremely low particle emission of Tulikivi's latest collection of fireplaces, which were introduced in North America earlier this year. The air quality outside also benefits because Tulikivis supersede the strictest standards in the world and help construction projects earn points toward LEED certification. In addition, the soapstone surface is never dangerously hot to the touch and is safe for the whole family, including pets.
Tulikivi offers a variety of models, from sleek and contemporary to more rugged and rough face designs, through dealers across the United States and Canada. Prices are from $6,500 to $22,000 US, exclusive of customization and installation. Many styles can be built with a bakeoven. For more information and to locate a dealer, visit the website at www.tulikivi.com or call 1.800.THEFIRE.
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