Rocket mass heaters are the new solution to the next generation of wood stove heating. On the cutting edge of rocket mass heater technology comes the new Altaire by Zaug Stoves.
Unique Air Flow
Zaug Stoves Co. has developed a new type of wood burning stove that completely revolutionizes our ideas about heating with wood. This new technology changes the common belief that hot air only travels upwards. In the Zaug stove, hot air travels down. With so much force, in fact, the hot air exiting the Zaug can travel horizontally for 25′ before needing to go up and outside. This means that the hot air within the exhaust duct can be kept inside the house, to be used as a secondary heat source, radiating more heat inside your house.
This unique air flow can be utilized in other ways. Most people enclose the exhaust duct with a brick, rock or clay material to capture and absorb the heat from the duct. This brick or clay structure is called a thermal mass. A thermal mass is a large object mass that retains and gives off heat, which stabilizes the temperature in the room from extreme fluctuations. Once a thermal mass is heated from the Zaug stove, it can give off heat for up to 24 hours, keeping your room warm and comfortable long after the stove has gone out.
Combine this use of waste heat, with the unique air flow direction, and you start to see why a Zaug mass heater is becoming a popular choice for wood stove heating.
Introducing a mass heating wood stove so advanced it sets the new standard for performance. At the heart of the new architecture is a freshly designed feed tube which delivers both unprecedented operation and a thrilling new look.
With a large viewing glass door, and nearly 20 square inches of new space added for loading wood convenience, the new Altaire achieves a greater than one-hour burn time. Altaire also offers a new cutting edge Return Air Port System (RAPS)TM expected from the world’s best mass heating stove.
STRONG, RIGID, AND HEAVY
The Altaire has a state-of-the-art, steel-intensive design. High-strength steel is used in key areas to enhance safety and contribute to overall performance. Sidewalls, fittings, and chambers are expertly joined for rigidity and strength. The benefit of longer life makes 3/8” steel a natural choice.
RAPS air port system keeps the feed tube cooler avoiding burn injuries
One piece door with glass pane for fire viewing
Larger Feed Tube allows more wood to be placed in the stove for a longer burn time
New 7 1/4″ burn chamber to allow more oxygen to flow through the burn chamber
Steel grate coverings on sidewalls for an exciting new look
For a limited time, the new Altaire can be purchased for $2100on our website. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a world class mass heating stove for this incredible introductory price.
The official first owner of the new Altaire had this to say:
“I recently purchased a [Standard] Zaug Stove to heat a 26 foot thermal mass that the owners of Zaug Stoves also built for me.
I was having some concerns regarding the burn time, called the owners, and was impressed with their willingness to produce a product that worked best for me.
In just a week and a half they delivered a different model of stove that is absolutely wonderful! Longer burn time without filling, the mass has heated up completely, stayed at 71.8 degrees during the night with a 2 hour fire!! …”
Read the full review of the first customer to own a new Altaire here.