With technology developed by the INTA (National Institute of Agricultural Technology of Argentina), we can build a high-performance social stove to contribute to a reduction in fuel consumption through better caloric use. These designs contribute to improve the quality of life of vulnerable populations (minimum home heating).
This stove will contribute to energy savings, to the reduction of environmental pollution (through improved combustion) as a reduction in carbon monoxide and tar emission. Promotes afforestation / reforestation with biodiversity within the concept of sustainability. It promotes assisted and community self-construction of low-cost and high-efficiency stoves with the use of widely available materials.
The thermal mass stoves are built with materials that have a great capacity to accumulate heat, such as masonry, adobe or stones, which, even when turned off, continue to deliver heat, for several hours heat to the environment.
They are very suitable for cold areas, where stable heating is required especially at night and early in the morning.
If you do not have at home a suitable place to install a stove of this type, value the alternative offered by gas stoves, a type of heating very economical and high performance. The latest models have significantly improved their safety and energy efficiency. Gas stoves heat any room faster than electric stoves by burning gas in a burner, and its consumption is cheaper.
Advantages of thermal mass stoves.
- Greater thermal stability
- Load intervals of more distant firewood.
- Once the fire is extinguished, its cooling is very slow. Very suitable at night and in very cold areas.
- Heat transfer (radiation) more comfortable.
The parts of a thermal mass stove.
Construction of the stove.
A guide for the construction of a model of high-performance thermal mass stove, the principles of operation, its components and the step by step for its construction, as well as the main recommendations for its use and maintenance.
If you are interested in this type of project, the details of construction and assembly of the system, you can consult them in this complete construction guide.