Are you looking for a fan for your wood stove that can improve warm air circulation and decrease your wood stoves fuel consumption without costing a fortune to run? Well let me tell you about a line of products that will do just that, the Eco Fan! Eco fans are heat-powered wood stove fans that are designed to circulate warm air produced by the wood stove. An Eco Fan will cost nothing to run, other than the initial purchase cost of course!
The Best Wood Stove Fan on the Market
One of the greatest and most unique aspects of the Eco Fan wood stove fans is that they are powered by only the heat output of a wood stove and do not require any electricity. It may seem that the Eco Fan is run magically but it is actually science.
These fans have a thermoelectric module which acts as a small generator to power the fan’s motor. When this generator module experiences a heat differential between its top and bottom surfaces, it pumps out electricity. The base of the fan heats the bottom surface of the module, while the top of the module is kept cooler by the fan’s top cooling fins.
The Eco Fan also has the power to increase your wood stoves efficiency. Now before you start asking how this is logically possible, let me explain that there are many variables that can affect the stoves efficiency. I am not saying that this product will directly affect the amount of wood that you will burn. What I am saying that the Eco Fan will affect the burn rate of your stove by decreasing it. With an Eco Fan, warm air is circulated directly into the living area rather than having most of the stove’s heat rise immediately to the ceiling, thereby increasing the heating efficiency of your stove by increasing thermal comfort.
Here’s a good example of how the Eco Fan will increase wood stove efficiency. One area of a home that is the hardest to heat is usually the floor. And of course hot air rises naturally only adding to the issue. What an Eco Fan will do is circulate the heat from the stove out into the living area to mix with that cooler air making it warmer and more comfortable in the room. You feel more comfortable when you start to feel the warmer air because it is directed to you rather than it just rising to the ceiling.
I know that some of you are out there thinking “I already have a blower on my wood stove so why do I need this? Isn’t it the same thing?” and that is a justified question. There are differences between the Eco Fan and a standard wood stove blower such as noise, cost of operation, and having to turn it on and off.
Let’s start by discussing the noise levels. Most wood stoves either have or can add a blower with a 100 CFM fan or higher, which has about a 34-39 decibel sound rating. That translates to the sound of a bathroom fan and varies depending on the blower manufacturer and size. An Eco Fan is virtually silent! You will barely be able to notice it.
Next let’s talk operation. Most standard blowers are going to require being turned on an off or will require an accessory added to turn the blower on when the stove is at temperature. Who cares about having to turn on a fan? It does not so much have to do with getting up to turn the fan on and off. It has to do with scenarios like in the morning when you wake up and the fire has died down but your blower is still blowing, and now it’s just moving cold air!
Operation of the Eco Fan is fuss free. It starts automatically and adjusts its speed with the lever of the stove’s temperature. As the stove heats up, the fan blades increase speed to move more warm air into the room. As the stove burns down and cools, it automatically slows down and shuts off.
Breaking the Eco Fan Myth
I have heard people object to claims that the Eco Fan works because you cannot feel the air moving like you would from a high velocity fan. That is actually part of the design. Think about it this way, it is 90 degrees out and you have no air conditioning. You’re sweating so you grab a fan and crank it up to catch some relief. Now even though you’re moving hot air doesn’t that still make you feel cooler? Why would that concept change just because the temperatures are cooler? It doesn’t. The unique Eco Fan blade is designed to deliver a broad cross section of gentle warm air movement to avoid uncomfortable cool drafts.
And lastly, I dare you to find a wood stove fan or blower that plugs in and cost less to run than an Eco Fan. You won’t because these fans cost nothing to operate! The Eco Fan is the most economical way to effectively circulate warm air.
Another added bonus no cables, plugs, or batteries required. Eco Fans also will outperform a standard wood stove blower when the power is out because they do not need electricity to move that warm air!
Eco fans can be also used in addition to your stove blower. I currently use both because my living room is to the right of my stove and the blower only directs the air to the front of the stove. So I turn the Eco Fan to face the living area and sit back and enjoy the warmth!
I hope that you have found this information helpful and that I have left you with only one question; “What Eco Fan should I get?”
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