Vented Gas 'Fan' Vs. a 'Blower' question
Question Re. Vented Gas Fireplace Ã¯Â¿Â½BlowersÃ¯Â¿Â½ Vs. Ã¯Â¿Â½FansÃ¯Â¿Â½
I have noticed that most Vented Gas Fireplaces use Ã¯Â¿Â½blowersÃ¯Â¿Â½, while some use Ã¯Â¿Â½fansÃ¯Â¿Â½, and many websites use the two terms interchangeable when referring to Ã¯Â¿Â½blowersÃ¯Â¿Â½. One website has a very interesting Ã¯Â¿Â½fanÃ¯Â¿Â½ system which is used to easily switch out old blowers.
Now my question is this: Has anyone used these types of Ã¯Â¿Â½fansÃ¯Â¿Â½ and are they really Ã¯Â¿Â½quieterÃ¯Â¿Â½ than Ã¯Â¿Â½blowersÃ¯Â¿Â½ and just as effective? I am very interested in the Ã¯Â¿Â½quietÃ¯Â¿Â½ aspect of the fan as the (dead) blower that I am replacing was quite loud even on a low setting. The negative regarding the above Ã¯Â¿Â½fansÃ¯Â¿Â½ is that they are more than twice the cost of my replacement Ã¯Â¿Â½blowerÃ¯Â¿Â½ should I go down that pathway. So basically IÃ¯Â¿Â½m looking for feedback from any one who has used these types of Ã¯Â¿Â½fansÃ¯Â¿Â½ vs. Ã¯Â¿Â½blowersÃ¯Â¿Â½. Are they really that much quieter? I guess I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t want to umm blow it when it comes to this type of a cost differentialÃ¯Â¿Â½