Benefits of natural stone core electric radiators
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Do you know the benefits of soapstone in electric heating? In this article, we show you the benefits of the Olympia and Aria radiator’s natural soapstone core.
Natural stone in heating
Natural stone has been one of the most widely used materials throughout history in heating, as it has a large capacity to store heat. In fact, some of the physical properties of rocks and artificial stone materials are that they have a high heat capacity, good conductivity and excellent heat expansion, which makes them a great ally for use in heating systems.
A bit of history
The use of steatite dates back to the Upper Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods, especially for the manufacture of vases. Much later, in Ancient Egypt, its use was almost standardised in the manufacture of scarabs, seals or amulets, and in the centuries to come it has been used for a multitude of items, such as sculptures, decoration, structures, carving material or household utensils.
Properties of natural soapstone
Natural soapstone is composed of talc and also has a high magnesium content. It is produced in a specific area within the tectonic plates, where pressure and heat change its construction.
Soapstone is a dense, soft, heat-resistant rock that can withstand extreme temperatures. This natural stone stands out among others because of its high density, which makes it capable of storing a considerable amount of heat and then releasing it slowly.
Which stones best absorb heat?
Due to its high density, soapstone is the most heat-absorbing natural stone.
Which stones absorb heat the fastest?
Steatite is by far the natural stone that absorbs heat the fastest, thanks to its excellent thermal conductivity.
Soapstone for electric radiators.
Each soapstone can be different in colour and texture.
Is soapstone a better choice than thermal fluid?
The choice between thermal fluid and natural stone will depend on your home’s qualities, the house’s insulation or geographical area.
Thermal fluid radiators reach the desired temperature faster, but on the other hand, they also cool down faster when switched off. Natural stone radiators take longer to reach the desired temperature, but thanks to the fact that this material stores heat better and for longer, they manage to maintain the temperature for a longer period of time.
Finally, the choice between one or the other will depend on your needs and objectives, to achieve the temperature more quickly or to maintain a comfortable temperature for longer.
Olympia, the WiFi electric radiator with a natural soapstone core.
Rointe systems are manufactured with the highest quality materials to guarantee optimum performance.
The Olympia WiFi-connected radiator has a high-density natural soapstone core inside, which will continue to transmit heat for much longer after the system has been switched off. This offers a significant advantage compared to other heating systems. The Olympia system also has a high-purity aluminium body which will ensure faster and more efficient heat transfer.
This system is available in 6 powers of different sizes and you can enjoy unique features such as energy-saving functions and tech, which makes them efficient thermal emitters that can adapt to each type of room.
Olympia 6 element 1000 W
Thanks to the WiFi module and through the Rointe Connect mobile app, you will be able to control your energy consumption, which will allow you to reduce the cost of your electricity bill, as well as control the temperature and functions from inside or outside your home. You can manage your radiator from your smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android) or even your desktop PC (web platform).
The Rointe Connect app also allows you to divide your home into different zones to program the switching on and off of your radiators at the time you want, maximising energy savings. You will also have 4 preset heating programmes for even more accessible and intuitive control.
“The combination of the soapstone core, the WiFi module and the Rointe Connect app make this system really efficient”. – Rointe customer, a nationwide electrical wholesaler
What technologies does the natural stone Olympia radiator include?
WiFi Direct is the technology that allows the direct connection of our systems to your WiFi without intermediate devices or gateways. This means higher data transmission speeds and eliminates any limits on the number of connected devices. The user doesn’t need additional configuration, nor do they need to purchase expensive gateways like smart-boxes for the WiFi to pair to the radiator.
The natural stone core is specifically designed with compressed steatite stone to obtain an optimum density that can maintain the radiator’s heat for longer, even after it has been switched off. Steatite, formed through the earth’s tectonic pressure and volcanic heat, enhances and prolongs the heat created during the convection process, meaning it requires less energy than traditional radiators.
What if you want a non-WiFi connected radiator with a stone core? Meet the Aria.
The Aria radiator is the twin to the Olympia, except it doesn’t have WiFi so it’s a non-connected option for those that want to program directly from the control panel. It’s ideal for many spaces, including those of a more commercial nature like social housing or rented accommodation. Like the Olympia, the Aria still has 24/7 programming, a quick and easy installation and Natur Stone Tech, meaning you get all the benefits of our natural stone core for longer-lasting warmth.
Ready to see more about our natural stone core radiators?
Available in 6 sizes, if you need more information about the Olympia or Aria radiator, here is a link where you can find out more about the characteristics of this fantastic stone core radiator range.