Everyone wants to be warm in the winter. One person takes a blanket and sits down on the couch; the other one prefers to get as close to the woodstove as possible. That warmth of a wood stove or fireplace is a beautiful warmth, but the heat often stays around the stove. Do you also recognize this problem? Then a fireplace fan is something for you!
What is a fireplace fan?
You wonder: what is a fireplace fan? It is as simple as the word itself: a fan that you place on your hearth. A fireplace fan works on the heat of the stove. As soon as the stove warms up, the fan will start to run. This allows the fireplace fan to spread the warm air produced by the stove throughout the room. This way you can not only enjoy the pleasant warmth right in front of the stove but also when you watch television on the couch.
How do you use a fireplace fan?
Place the fan on the wood stove or fireplace. The fireplace fan is in direct contact with the fire. The fan then starts to rotate when the stove reaches a temperature of 50 to 60 degrees Celsius. To prevent the fireplace fan from overheating, the fans are equipped with an automatic protection system. As soon as the stove reaches a temperature of 340 degrees, the fan will gradually slow down.
Save fuel and more heat at home.
With the aid of a fireplace fan, not only the heat is better distributed through the room. The use of a fan also ensures that you can save considerably on fuel. You need less fuel to heat the entire room because the fan distributes the warm air well. Without a fire fan, a large part of the warm air rises immediately after leaving the stove, causing you to lose this heat. Our fireplace fans are made of materials with high quality and have an elegant and eco-design.
Different types of fireplace fans
There are different types of fireplace fans. The fans differ, for example, in the number of blades or the way you attach them to / on the stove. The fireplace fans have two, three, or four blades and therefore differ in strength. Do you have ample space that you want to heat? Then it is wise to purchase a fireplace fan with four blades. A stovepipe fan is ideal for a soapstone stove. The soapstone stove does not become as hot on the surface like an ordinary wood-burning stove so that a typical fireplace fan does not work optimally. The stovepipe fan is mounted on the stovepipe, which does reach the desired temperature so that you can still make optimal use of the fan. Take a look at the assortment to compare the different types of fireplace fans.
How does Fireplace blower work
Fireplace fans are a popular accessory in most fireplaces sold today. A fireplace alone can release a large amount of heat in a room. However, the temperature often rises and does not penetrate the room as well as possible. Here a log fire is used to increase the heat generated by the fire and dissipate the heat away from the chimney to distribute the heat better.
A fireplace fan starts with individual heat-resistant pipes. The fire is mounted directly on the top of the tube, causing the pipes to heat the air in them. The air in the pipes can become as hot as 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once the blower unit is on, an air intake device draws cold air out of the room and pumps it into the tubes on which the fire is built. Once in the tubes, it takes very little time for the air to overheat.
Once the air is overheated, it is squeezed out of the other end, much like a heater with very little power. The air is forced out of the pipes into the room, so that heat from both the fire itself and from the heated air comes out of the pipes. The power from the air intake drives the air further into the room to increase the distribution.
To avoid your room getting too warm, many chimney fans are temperature-activated. This works with a connected thermometer on the air intake unit. When the temperature reaches a set point (usually set with a knob), the air blower automatically turns off. As soon as the temperature drops a few degrees below the set temperature, the unit will switch on again to bring the heat back to the set value.
The great thing about the fans for fireplaces is that they work entirely without battery or electricity. They turn thanks to the so-called Peltier effect. Most models start to rotate from a surface temperature of about 70 degrees.
And that’s precisely where you need to be careful when buying. Not every oven can easily reach this temperature limit. In particular, in stoves with a cladding made of natural stone or storage ovens and soapstone stoves and even with basic furnaces may cause problems. It is best to measure the outside temperature on the top plate first with your stove – this is the only way to play it safe.
But there is also another alternative: Since the described problem occurs quite frequently, we have developed our stove fan – the Stove Fan 4S. This begins to turn from a surface temperature of 50 degrees Celsius. Most ovens easily reach this value.
One last tip: Place the chimney fan relatively far back and in the vicinity of the stovepipe: this allows even more warm air to be distributed in the room.