Should I install a blower with a replacement fireplace?
We had a chimney fire in January and currently we are having the chimney and fireplace replaced. I was interested in a blower but the Chimney company I am working with said it really won't blow hot air because the back of the fireplace will be on an outside wall or something like that. They said the air would intake from the inside and then run behind the fireplace, collect the cold air that is there and then blow that out.
Has anyone had this kind of experience? Is it worth installing it? We were hoping to help heat the family room with the blower but don't want to spend the extra money if it isn't worth it. Thanks for any input.