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Hurry! Special Introductory Price Expires 4/18

Altaire by Zaug Stoves
Zaug Altaire
New Zaug Altaire

Zaug Stoves is pleased to continue to offer the special introductory offer price of $2100 for three more weeks on the Zaug Altaire. The offer expires on April 18, 2014 at 1pm. At this time the price will go up to $2584. That’s a savings of nearly $500.

If you’ve been watching the Altaire, and waiting for the right time to buy; Now is the time! With a longer burn time than the Zaug Standard, and a modern industrial look, the Altaire looks as amazing as it functions. Put your order in today.

Note- Zaug Stoves custom makes every stove to order. Fabrication time is approximately 30-35 days.

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What’s so great about a Zaug Mass Heater?

Zaug Altaire

Next Generation of Wood Stove

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 Altaire
Zaug Altaire in Metallic Blue

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.

Thermal Mass

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.


Zaug Altaire
New Zaug Altaire

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.

Zaug Stoves
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It’s Here! The New Altaire by Zaug Stoves

The New Altaire by Zaug Stoves

Introducing Altaire by Zaug Stoves



New Zaug Altaire

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.


Air Port Grill Plate

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 $2100 on our website. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a world class mass heating stove for this incredible introductory price.


Altaire Close upThe 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.


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Zaug Stoves Video- How they work

We added a new video to the homepage.

This video is an educational animation showing the inner workings of a Zaug Stove. These stoves are unique because they use sticks and branches to generate large amounts of heat. The temperatures inside the stove, gets so hot that all the combustable gasses within the wood are burned off completely, leaving only steam as an exhaust byproduct. When combined with a thermal mass of clay or brick, the heat is captured and stored for hours inside the home, radiating heat slowly back in to the home. This means you can build a fire long enough to heat up your mass, then you can let the stove burn out and the mass will heat your home, shed, or greenhouse.

It’s a new way to use wood for heat.

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Conventional Wood Stove Compared to a Zaug Stove

Conventional Exhaust
Smoke leaving the chimney of a conventional wood stove
Zaug Exhaust
Exhaust leaving a vent from a Zaug Stove in full operation

Comparing the exhaust of a conventional wood stove in full operation (left) to a Zaug Stove in full operation (right), the evidence is clear. The Zaug Stove burns much cleaner. The design of a Zaug allows for oxygen to mix with fire for a complete burn of gasses resulting in very little wasted fuel exhaust.

For a live demo, or to answer any of your questions, feel free to contact us via email or phone. Our information is in the “Contact Us” section of this website.