Adding a fireplace blower is an effective way of improving the efficiency of your gas or wood fireplace. But how do they actually work? In gas and wood inserts, blowers earn their money by improving the natural convection process that occurs in circulating style fireplaces. A blower forces cool air into the lower section of your fireplace and pushes that air upwards around the backside of your fireplace. As the air travels around the fireplace, the air is heated. Ultimately, that hot air is forced out of the top of your fireplace through a louvered or vented opening. This process can be a little different on freestanding, pedestal and wood stoves. In these cases, the blower is often mounted to the underside or rear of the stove. The goal in both cases is the same, which is to take an otherwise radiant heating appliance and move heated air away from the appliance as efficiently as we can. By doing so, we not only improve the overall heating efficency of the fireplace, but we warm the surrounding area much faster.
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