Vented Gas 'Fan' Vs. a 'Blower' question

FoistieJanuary 21, 2011

Question Re. Vented Gas Fireplace �Blowers� Vs. �Fans�

I have noticed that most Vented Gas Fireplaces use �blowers�, while some use �fans�, and many websites use the two terms interchangeable when referring to �blowers�. One website has a very interesting �fan� system which is used to easily switch out old blowers.

The current blower on my system is: http://www.efireplacestore.com/cui-bk.html while the website for the fan follows: http://www.qtfpsfan.com/ so as you can these are truly fans and not blowers.

Now my question is this: Has anyone used these types of �fans� and are they really �quieter� than �blowers� and just as effective? I am very interested in the �quiet� 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 �fans� is that they are more than twice the cost of my replacement �blower� should I go down that pathway. So basically I�m looking for feedback from any one who has used these types of �fans� vs. �blowers�. Are they really that much quieter? I guess I don�t want to umm blow it when it comes to this type of a cost differential�

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Foistie

Sorry, the commas didn't take. This is a re-post:

I have noticed that most Vented Gas Fireplaces use 'blowers', while some use 'fans', and many websites use the two terms interchangeable when referring to 'blowers'. One website has a very interesting 'fan' system which is used to easily switch out old blowers.

The current blower on my system is: http://www.efireplacestore.com/cui-bk.html while the website for the fan follows: http://www.qtfpsfan.com/ so as you can these are truly fans and not blowers.

Now my question is this: Has anyone used these types of 'fans' and are they really 'quieter' than 'blowers' and just as effective? I am very interested in the 'quiet' 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 'fans' is that they are more than twice the cost of my replacement 'blower' should I go down that pathway. So basically I'm looking for feedback from any one who has used these types of 'fans' vs. 'blowers'. Are they really that much quieter? I guess I don't want to umm blow it when it comes to this type of a cost differential.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 2:32PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Can woodstove clog a chimney in a month??
We had a Quadrafire 5100 woodburning stove insert installed...
kitasei
freestanding gas stove flaming out- vent problem?
I have a free standing direct vented gas stove vented...
pooper
Help me decide on a fireplace unit for new build
We are doing a gas Heatilator unit. Is there much difference...
brodyt
Semi-detached home shared flue fireplace
Hi this is my first post to this forum so forgive me...
hiddentrails
Do I need a fireplace in Southern California
I am in the middle of renovations in my town home and...
LARemodel
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™