Every solid fuel stove loses a large amount of heat thru the chimney and Flue. Generally though, fireplaces are decor, not a source of heat, unless you have an insert designed to increase efficiency and reduce heat waste. These stop heat loss when the fire is burning down but the damper is too hot to close. With the right blower or fan system for your wood stove, you can see that the home stays more uniformly heated throughout. Electric powered, low profile blowers work well for smaller wood stoves or for use with a fireplace. An outside air kit provides oxygen (combustion air) to your fireplace or stove from outside your home rather than from inside your home. At 28.75 inches wide by 22 5/8 inches tall, so it won’t work with every fireplace.
The only way you will see a fireplace as a key source of heat in a modern home is if it was specifically designed this way… I don’t believe builders would do it that way unintentionally. However, the Majestic FK12 Fireplace Fan Kit – For Direct Vent and Wood Burning Fireplaces is also an option for this unit. You may be willing to trade the inconvenience of hauling wood and cleaning and maintaining your fireplace for the feeling of sitting before a real crackling fire. Try a fireplace grate (metal grills on little legs) or andirons to elevate those burning logs. Without doors, your fireplace will suck the heat out of your home and send it up the chimney.
No. The damper must be in the fully open position when using a wood burning fireplace. The best fireplace insert is going to be made of a durable material that can stand up to the heating and cooling that take place inside of their firebox. It may surprise you to know that installation costs can often be lower than for a real fireplace. We ran a wire from the ceiling fan right next to it for power, and both blowers fired right up. Chimney exhaust fans also seal well and can eliminate a smoky fireplace condition.
Any fireplace with a blower/insert combination will be able to accomplish the same feat, however, so you won’t have to install a new stove AND have a fireplace to clean as well. Each has a little blower (often 60 cfm) and some hollow tubes where the log grate would normally be. The blower pushes air through these passageways, to heat it up, and then back out into the room. But if the burner is burning as clean as it ought to, there should be very little CO present.
I have a wood burning fireplace insert for sale, still in good shape comes with fan blower and back plate. While searching for info about moisture content in wood I came across the reply from Carol about building your own stove. I often suggest getting a wood stove insert (or even a pellet stove / corn stove ) if you’re serious about burning wood to heat your home. Some fireplace units incorporate a blower which transfers more of the fireplace’s heat to the air via convection, resulting in a more evenly heated space and a lower heating load.
All blower kits are equipped with CSA and UL-approved parts, and guaranteed one full year from date of shipping, ensuring that our high-performance fireplace blowers and fans arrive in our clients’ hands on schedule. Just because you aren’t burning wood doesn’t mean there won’t be a creosote build up. And make sure to have periods of cool down with the natural gas fireplace.
The fireplace blower fans distribute the heated air from the fireplace hearth area throughout the complete room which gives the whole room a comfortable warm feeling. Because removal of the glass is totally dependent on the specific unit installed, we cannot recommend that the glass be removed unless the specific model of unit denotes that it can be removed and the fireplace will still operate safely. Browse this selection, then visit our fireplace store , where our expert staff are always delighted to assist you.
The Quadra-Fire wood stoves incorporate secondary burn tubes, which are more efficient, burn cleaner, and require less maintenance than stoves with catalytic converters. Since 2006 MyFireplaceBlower has been evolving and tracking the trends in the Fireplace and Hearth Industry. All in all, whether a wood fireplace insert is right for your family just depends on what matters most to you. They are especially convenient in large rooms where a switch on the fireplace or on the wall is not always easily accessed.
The Osburn 2000 comes with a standard high-power, heat-activated 130CFM fan strategically positioned to redistribute the heat from the firebox into the room. Compared to a standard fireplace in which most of the heat goes up the chimney, the Rumford is a much more efficient option, as they are designed to be very clean burning and produce low emissions. The other advantage that you’ll receive with this unit is that it can burn up to 9 hours with seasoned wood quite efficiently.
The powerful fan can be ordered so that it is located on either the left side or the right side of the opening (closest to your electrical outlet). I use one of those fireplace grate heat exchangers in my home as my primary heat source burning pallet wood. First, you could put a wood furnace in series with your existing conventional furnace for central heating This would work and probably cut your wood consumption while improving your family’s comfort, but you would miss all the pleasures of the fire. The addition of an electric built-in blower will push the warmed air through the house.
I was going to look at getting a gas insert with a blower, but was wondering if an electric blower would work for my wood burning fireplace without buying an insert. Some things never go out of style – like the beauty and old world craftsmanship of a Sovereign wood burning fireplace. The Matrix Wood Insert defines the new standards for contemporary look and performance.
Partially closing the flue (chimney) damper can cause smoke to spill into the room when burning wood, or cause carbon monoxide (CO) to come into the room when using gas logs. During the warmer months, you can simply remove the fan and leave the Fireplace Radiator in place. I use a lot of wood in my attempt to keep my furnace from kicking in. This heating season I have used approximately 7 cords of wood 4 ft.x 8 ft. piles. The plenum (the large piece that sits at the back of your fireplace) and side tubes are made of virtually indestructible cast iron.
You can buy fireplace blowers and retrofit them without having to install a new wood stove or completely revamp your fireplace. The logical rebuttal is simply that regarding fireplace comfort, bliss, and efficiency, the very high ratio numbers speak for themselves and the extremely thin throat is anything but turbulent and dilutive. Now that I have been burning my 50” Orton all winter long at a 1-3/4” damper-ed throat depth which is a 1:30 ratio representing a 50% smaller throat area, the tables have turned. While they produce some radiant heat, most wood burning fireplaces are primarily decorative.
And, with 2,000 door normal fireplace door appearances to choose from, the appearance doesn’t change the fireplace like an L-8 (or any competing fireplace insert) would. We do have this blower system available and listed on our site as the Napoleon NZ64 Fireplace Circulating Blower Kit The system is well balanced and has a similar noise output to a modern central air furnace blower. Many folks who change to the clean burning stoves tell us that this is a wonderful and surprising aspect of heating with wood that they hadn’t considered previously. It appears to be a robust unit, A 2.5 hp fan can move about 1,000 CF of air a minute.
The EPI3’s give customers the option of a wood burning insert that will match any décor, whether it be traditional or contemporary. For example, wet firewood cuts net delivered efficiency in two ways: first, boiling off the water consumes a lot of energy and second, the very large air setting needed to keep wet wood burning results a high gas flow rate that ‘rinses’ the heat produced into the chimney before it can be transferred to the room.
Remove the front face or louvers of your fireplace; carefully remove the glass assembly of your fireplace (following the instructions in your manual) and lay it on a soft surface. If you heat with wood fully or partially the insurance company needs to know and they will ask if you do heat with wood when requesting quotes. The grate is made of steel pipes with a built-in fan that draws cool room air in one side and blows heated air out the other.
This seal prevents any fumes from escaping into the room, and also prevents the fireplace from sucking in expensive already heated air just to feed the fire. The shallow depth, curved throat, angled sidewalls and higher opening, combined with a smaller flue provide much more heat than the standard box style” fireplace. I do have some suggestions for how you might cut your wood consumption and some things you might look into.
For more details about our fireplace blowers, fans and other products, please browse our website or contact our office. Look for a fireplace insert that won’t require you to install elbow units or require side venting in order to operate. The fans are usually installed just behind the grill at the bottom of gas burning fireplace and circulate the cool air around the firebox and out the top grill. If your wood fireplace or stove continues to smoke beyond this point than there may be a problem.
I used one in the 70s and I can assure you that new EPA stoves will run rings around that old technology with half the wood consumption for the same heat, virtually no chimney cleaning, 90% less smoke, and so much more. Plus, traditional wood burning fireplaces create a convection current that actually pulls the warm air out of your house and right up the chimney. No. The damper must be in the fully open position when using a wood-burning fireplace.