Why You Need A Fireplace Blower

by:Jiali     2020-08-14
If you own a fireplace and use it to supplement your home heating system you might be finding that some rooms have sufficient heat while others are chilly or downright drafty! Fireplaces are a beautiful element in any home and a great source of rustic heat, but sometimes rustic means that it isn't as effective as modern means. With a fireplace blower your fireplace can rise to the occasion regardless of if it is wood or gas burning. In fact, many modern fireplaces have an insert or electric motor that is built especially for a fireplace that works as a 'fireplace heater' in essence. This means that the warm air from the fireplace is spread over a wider area.
What Is A Fireplace Blower?
A fireplace blower is a tool that works a lot like a fan by pulling air in and forcing it out faster and farther than before. When a fireplace blower is inserted into an existing fireplace it forces warm air out and into the entire home without cooling it. This might sound strange, placing what amounts to a fan into a place designed to sustain fire, but a more constant and stable airflow is beneficial to keeping any fire going. A fireplace blower makes your fireplace more efficient.
The first thing to consider when purchasing a fireplace blower is the size of your fireplace. Buying a larger than needed blower will not necessarily beget better results and can be a huge waste of energy because fireplace blowers are run with electricity. Getting one that is too small will also disappoint you as it will not be efficient enough to warm your home. Because these machines use electricity you also have to think about proximity to an electrical outlet, and what kind of outlet you need. Make sure that the motor in your fireplace blower and the voltage that your outlet can put out match up. If they do not you can call an electrician in to run new wiring and upgrade your outlet. This can be a complicated process but when it is finished you will be able to safely run your fireplace blower and supplement the heating in your home effectively.
If you are worried about ruining the aesthetics of your fireplace with some bulky machine that doesn't match or sticks out, take heart! Most correctly installed fireplace blowers are not visible when you are looking at the fireplace so you won't have to worry about breaking the ambience and calm while you are basking in your new warmth and lower energy bill. Fireplace blowers are safe and do not increase the risk of fires. They also do not force smoke or soot out into your home, so you and your family can rest easy.
If your fireplace does not have a heater such as this, you will more than likely be able to have one installed using a kit fairly easily. This is best left up to a trained professional, however, if you insist on doing it yourself, you will probably be able to find plenty of how to guides on the internet.
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