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About Masonry Heater Association of North America

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Masonry Heater Association of North America

Address:
11490 Commerce Park Drive
City, state:
Reston, VA
Postal code:
22091-1525 show map
Country:
United States
Phone:
(703) 620-3171
URL:
http://www.mha-net.org
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Association
 

A masonry heater is a site-built or site-assembled, solid-fueled heating device constructed mainly of masonry materials in which the heat from intermittent fires burned rapidly in its firebox is stored in its massive structure for slow release to the building. It has an interior construction consisting of a firebox and heat exchange channels built from refractory components.

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.

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