Heat Powered Wood Stove Fan
The eco fan wood stove fan is what I have been using for at least 8 years or more, these heat powered wood stove fans are definitely worth every penny.
They are long lasting and save on the heating bill by warming the house up faster and moving the heat throughout the house.
The airflow from the fan helps to heat up the house much quicker, as soon as the fan starts it pushes the air out, helping to warm things up faster. The hotter the stove is the faster the fan blades move, as the stove cools down the fan blades slow down as well.
Pictured here is the fan that is sitting on my wood stove – it is an Airplus Eco fan that was made in Canada by Caframo.
Caframo is a manufacturing company that is located in Canada; they are located in Ontario, in a town where my family came from.
The Caframo Company has been in business for 60 years and are one of the industry leaders in thermoelectric fans, as well as overhead stirrers, specialty fans and thermoelectric lighting.
With this many years behind them it is no wonder this fan is built so well and last so long.
How does the Eco fan Work?
The technology used to make this fan is called thermoelectric technology, which used the difference in temperature between to materials to create electricity.
How this works with the fan is that it has a tiny little motor that is thermoelectric, and two semiconductors, when the conductors experience a difference in heat it creates electricity which turns the motor, which turns the fan.
Where should the Eco fan be place?
The fan should be placed on the flat part of your wood stove to the side or back; it should not be placed in front of the stovepipe or at the front of the stove. The fan is designed to draw the cooler air from behind so it should be place more to the back of the wood stove.
What kind of maintenance will my Fan require?
This fan is maintenance free, other than cleaning with a damp cloth that is about the only maintenance your eco fan will require.
Can the Eco Fan work on any stove?
The Eco fan is made with wood stoves in mind. These stove tops would have temperatures ranging between 85 and 345 degrees Celsius.
There also is an eco fan available for gas or freestanding pellet stoves that is designed to work with temperatures between 75 and 200 degrees Celsius. This fan is called the BelAir.
The pictures above are the new larger Eco Fans – these are more expensive than the original fan, but they push the air far better.
Ecofan 810CAKBX UltrAir Mid-Size Heat Powered Wood Stove Fan, Made in Canada, Nickel – this can be purchased from Amazon for $129.99 CDN
Ecofan 812AMKBX AirMax Large Heat Powered Wood Stove Fan, Made in Canada, NickelThe 812 can also be purchased from Amazon for around $170.00 CDN
The Orginal Eco Fan that I have on my wood stove is the one below. It can be purchased for around $83.00 CDN
I have had the same Ecofan for many years and am very satisfied with it. Our home is about 3500 sq ft and this little fan doesn’t take long to push the heat around this house.