Will Installing a Fireplace Blower Increase Heat Output?
A fireplace blower or fan kit is an accessory that can be installed to distribute warm air further into the room, rather than relying on the radiant heat of the fireplace. Electric fireplaces always come with a blower, as they don’t produce radiant heat but they’re an optional accessory for most gas and wood-burning fireplaces.
A fireplace blower works by drawing in cool air, warming it and then pushing it out into the room through vents usually located near the bottom of the fireplace. Using a blower increases the amount of heat coming from a fireplace and can help warm the whole room—rather than just providing heat right in front of the fireplace.
There are some things to keep in mind when considering a fireplace blower:
- Most fireplace models can be fitted with a blower or fan kit; however, there are a few that are not compatible. Make sure you know the specifications of your fireplace before attempting to add a blower.
- If you’re adding a blower to an existing fireplace, make sure to check that there’s electricity running to a junction box under the fireplace, as electricity is needed for a blower to work.
- Since a fan kit requires electricity, remember, if the power goes out you will not be able to use this feature. However, most fireplaces will still work during a power outage and you’ll still have warmth from the radiant heat.
A blower can help distribute warm air throughout the room, helping keep the whole area comfortable without a significant amount of energy.
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