Heavenly Heat Masonary Heaters

Heavenly Heat Masonary Heaters

We live in the far south of New South Wales and are off the power grid. We began building our rammed earth, pole and straw-bale home at Dignams Creek in 2006. We wanted our home to be ecologically sound. Our heating options were solar power, bottled gas or wood.

With a constant supply of firewood falling down around us, a wood-burning heater was inevitable. But we were not happy with slow combustion heaters. They produce a lot of heat when going, and none the rest of the time. They send most of the heat up the chimney which is a waste and they are prone to creating pollution and deposits. So we spent a long time looking at other options.

While on holiday with family we were stranded during a blizzard. In the morning we had a snowball fight then came in to find that they the masonry heater had been lit. The fire lasted for a couple of hours, the masonry absorbed the warmth and then radiated it all day. We curled up against it reading books with our damp clothes draped over it to dry. The heat was beautiful, not too hot. We had found what we wanted for our home. We then saw old ones in castles and farmhouses, discovering that they had been around for centuries. Coming back to Australia we discovered that they had never made it here.

With all the experts being half a world away we toyed with trying to design and build our own. We looked at bringing someone out to Australia to build one for us. Then we discovered kits and decided to build it ourselves. It was straightforward to build and we loved the end result. Our heater exceeded all our expectations – a single burn kept our home warm for 24 hours and we loved leaning against it. Friends who visited were equally impressed.

We realised that masonry heaters were the answer to the problems of the slow-combustion heaters that were giving wood-burning a bad name; and Australia needed to know about them. This led us to start Heavenly Heat. We now have highly satisfied customers across Australia.

A masonry heater is a ‘fast’ combustion heater rather than a slow combustion heater. The firebox is filled with wood and is lit. You don’t add wood while the fire is burning. The masonry heater is designed to burn very hot and clean to maximise efficiency and minimise emissions.

The combustion gases are channelled up and down through the heater. The heat they contain is absorbed into the core and the masonry facing before reaching the flue, rather than being wasted as with other wood heaters. This stored heat is then radiated out for you to enjoy for 18 – 24 hours; it is great to sit with your back against a masonry heater, it is “like a rock warmed by the sun”.

Business Address

Reedy Creek Rd, Dignams Creek

Business Hours

By Appointment

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