Heating Options For Your Dome

Heating your Phoenix Dome can be as versatile and efficient as heating any traditional house or cabin. The best heating method will depend on your region and how you plan to use your dome. Here are some effective heating options to consider:

Wood Stoves

For off-grid applications and personal use, wood stoves are often the most practical choice. They provide reliable heat and create a cozy ambiance. However, if you plan to rent your dome commercially, teaching each guest how to operate a wood stove safely might be cumbersome. In such cases, other heating options might be more suitable. 

Propane or Natural Gas Heaters

Vented propane or natural gas heaters are excellent for domes due to their enclosed nature. These heaters provide consistent and efficient warmth without the need for constant monitoring.​

Heat Pumps

One of the most energy-efficient options, electric heat pumps, use pressurized fluid to transfer heat from the outdoors into your dome. They are ideal for maintaining a comfortable temperature with minimal energy consumption.

Pellet Stoves

Pellet stoves are simple and safe to operate, making them a great alternative to wood stoves. They offer the same dry heat and ambiance as a wood fire but with more automation, requiring less manual intervention.​

Electric/Infrared Heaters

Infrared heaters are effective as they directly heat people and objects rather than the air, making them highly efficient. Electric space heaters can also be used to supplement heating in specific areas like bedrooms or bathrooms. Be sure to check out our line of Zero infrared heaters!

Air Exchangers

For maximum year-round control over temperature, humidity, and air quality, a dedicated air exchanger unit is an excellent choice. These units ensure a continuous supply of fresh air while maintaining optimal indoor conditions.

Sizing Your Heat Source

Given that a dome doesn’t have the same insulation factor as a conventional building (unless spray foam is used), it's crucial to upsize your heat source. As a rule of thumb, aim for 1.5-2.5 times more heating capacity than recommended for your dome’s square footage. For example, if your dome is 400 sq ft, choose a stove suitable for heating 600-1000 sq ft.


We offer both metal and silicon chimney flashing kits, available on our Add-Ons page, to ensure a secure installation of your heating system. These kits can be installed wherever necessary without the need for a predetermined hole.

By selecting the right heating option and ensuring proper installation, you can keep your dome warm and comfortable throughout the year.