Can I add a blower to my Heatilator gas fireplace?
Many of our gas fireplace models that have louvers or grills on the front can have a fan kit added. You will want to make sure that electricity is run to the junction box underneath the fireplace first, before ordering & installing a fan kit.
Does a Heatilator fireplace have a blower?
This FK15 fireplace blower kit is compatible with Heatilator fireplace. Included with the blower kit: Variable Speed Switch, (rheostat control – like a light dimmer) which you can regulate air flow…
Can you add a blower to existing fireplace?
A fireplace blower can be added to most existing gas or wood-burning vented and non-vented fireplaces. For example, a 40,000 BTU blower motor will provide ample radiant heat for a 900-square foot room. Before adding a fireplace blower to an existing fireplace, make sure your fireplace is clean with all logs removed.
Does a ventless fireplace need a blower?
Your fireplace or stove, whether it’s wood or gas, can be operated with or without a fan. Without a fan, you will get the radiant heat from the glass and the front of your fireplace. Without a fan, you will get radiant heat from the front, both sides, the top and even the back of your stove.
How much does it cost to add a blower to a gas fireplace?
How much does it cost to put a blower in a gas fireplace? It costs about $100 to install a blower and fan in a gas fireplace. That’s in addition to the regular cost of installation.
Can you run a gas fireplace without the glass?
Not if your fireplace was shipped with a glass panel on the front. 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.
How long does it take for a fireplace blower to kick on?
How long should it take for my blower to come on? 10-20 minutes depending on the interior of your fireplace. If you have porcelain panels the blower usually kicks on sooner.
How does a heatilator blower work?
Blower – Old-Style Heatilator Fireplaces utilize a blower to circulate warm air throughout the room. A blower increases fireplace efficiency by evenly distributing warm air throughout the home which maximizes the performance of your fireplace thereby ensuring that it increases the amount of heat it gives off.
Do fireplace blowers really work?
A blower can make your fireplace more efficient, however, by using the fire’s heat to create warm air. Some heat will still be lost out of the chimney, but the blower will create warm air that’s expelled into your home. As a result, it will help your fireplace produce more heat.
How much does it cost to install a fireplace blower?