Fireplace blowers and fans allow you to increase the efficiency of your fireplace by improving air circulation and distribution. A fireplace equipped with a blower or fan system can also warm an area more quickly and evenly than one without either of these accessories. The only thing you have to keep in mind when selecting a fan or blower is that some fireplace models already come with them. Be certain to check your owner's manual before ordering.
We have a wood-burning fireplace in our living room and would like to find out if it is possible to add a blower system without having to invest in a fireplace insert. The fireplace is roughly 40”x 32” x 20”. It has its own flue. Would your Napoleon Fireplace Central Heating Blower - For NZ-26 and NZ-26WI Wood Burning Fireplaces would be a possibility?
on November 9, 2012
While we do carry something that would work for your fireplace, it may not be ideal. Please see it below:
This unit will increase the efficiency of your fireplace, but please note that this is the largest one we offer and it is only 24 inches wide and it is 20 inches deep. Thus, it may appear a bit short for your width and you would need to make sure that 20 inches would indeed fit for the depth. The Napoleon blower you listed is only for use with the NZ-26 and NZ-26WI manufactured fireplaces. We apologize for this inconvenience.
By Jim from San Antonio, TX on January 6, 2014
We have a Monessen SB38HB wood burning fireplace with glass doors and a fresh air vent. Is there a blower unit available for this model that will increase the heat output into our living room?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on January 6, 2014
No, there is no provision for a blower system on the SB38HB fireplace. It is a radiant woodburning fireplace with no way to circulated heated air and therefore no way to add a blower.
By Amanda from Inez, KY on January 1, 2013
We have a wood-burning fireplace that is missing the piece that blows the heat back into the room. I believe these are the pieces we are missing: a blower and fan. Our fireplace is no specific brand, it is simply a stone fireplace. I need to know what we need, please.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 2, 2013
My fan has started squeaking. How can I fix that problem? Can I use WD40?
By Paul from OH on March 16, 2013
I have a Temco TLC-42 Do you have a blower fan for it? Do you sell a chimney kit for this?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 18, 2013
The original Temco fan is no longer available, however the Majestic FK12 Fireplace Fan Kit is a direct replacement for this unit. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to obtain the Temco chimney line, as our last supplier of their chimney no longer carries these items.
By Teresia from Kansas City, Missouri on December 11, 2013
I am in the process of building an addition to a room and want to purchase a Majestic 42 inch Echelon Wide View Direct Vent Gas Fireplace (WDV500PTSC). Is there a suitable blower that I can purchase with this model? If so, which name or model number?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 11, 2013
Our wood fireplace backs up smoke into the house. Would a fan or blower help draft the smoke up the chimney?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 4, 2013
Unfortunately, no. A blower is only helpful in circulating warmth from the fireplace into the room and can actually cause the drafting issue to become worse in some cases.
Smoke back drafting is usually related to either a disproportionate chimney to fireplace opening or draft pressure issues, which can be wind related or caused by fans or furnaces inside the house.
By Joe Harper from Houston, Texas on November 11, 2012
I have a 21" x 42" Fireplace opening (gas) with no screen or doors. I would like to add glass doors with some kind of blower system. What do I need? Can I purchase something for the existing unit, or do I have to replace the whole box?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 12, 2012
The correct door and blower assembly for your needs will depend entirely on the manufacturer and model number of the unit. The unit should have a build plate, either within the firebox itself or beneath the fireplace floor. The plate will contain the a fore mentioned information.
By Randy from Atlanta on November 27, 2012
Is there such thing as an "outdoor" fireplace blower/heater?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 27, 2012
By Richard from Montréal, Québec on February 9, 2013
Looking for twin blower fan for RSF fireplace FO-fdhb5-n or something can replace it 4x4x25",200cfm. Have something?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 11, 2013
We do carry several twin blower fireplace fans, but they are of a lower CFM output and have a larger housing size than you require. From what I have seen, RSF fireplaces use a uniquely designed fan assembly that is slimmer than most. As such, I highly recommend replacing the blower with the original model for best performance.
By Dave from Naches, WA on March 3, 2014
I have a fireplace that I am building and will put two fans down in the hearth below the firebox with air intake above the firebox. I saw the Monessen Dual Force Fans put out 160 cfm, it hat 80 cfm each? Do you think these would work or are there better units for the job, I would like variable-speed units to fine tune the amount of air volume.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 4, 2014
The blower you mention is indeed a pair of rotary fans, rated at 80 CFM each. They are designed for use with the Monessen/Majestic Signature Command gas fireplaces and will not work in an application without the control board.
By Nick Hansen from Grand Rapids, MI on November 27, 2012
I have a Majestic model # 36BDVRRN 36" BLDR DV FP R.VENT. It does not currently have a fan and I would like to purchase one. I verified there is electricity to the outlet under the fireplace. What do you recommend?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 28, 2012
I have a 2-sided vent-less gas log fireplace, but I can't find the brand or model. I would like to install a blower unit. The fireplace is grilled above and below. There is plenty of space underneath the firebox and an electrical plug box is wired in there (which switches on/off at a wall switch). In that space underneath, there is an opening on both the right and left sides that go around the sides of the firebox to the space above it where the air flows out. The openings where the blower would go are large, about 17" x 5.5", so I think about any size should fit.
What models can you recommend for this application? I'm not especially interested in speed control or temperature control features. We only use this as a supplemental heat source during occasional sub-freezing weather (I live in Alabama). I am interested in good air flow (CFM) but a reasonable noise level. Should I install a blower on both sides, or just one side (would the other side need to be covered up)?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 8, 2014
Use of a blower to supply air is purely optional, although most see through units are ducted in such a way that the blower will only supply air movement to one side of the room, depending on where the blower is placed in the bottom of the unit.
A universal blower that would work for you is the Skytech FK-165 Fireplace Blower Fan Kit. This fan assembly offers excellent air flow, with an output of 165 CFM. Noise level is rated at 55 dB, which is average for this type of fan.
By Courtney from Grand Rapids, MI on November 12, 2012
Do you have a blower kit that would fit a TEMCO TLC 36-3 zero clearance fireplace?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 14, 2012
While the original blower for your model is no longer available, the Majestic FK12 Fireplace Fan Kit will work with your model, according to the manufacturer.
By John from Lucedale, MS on October 31, 2012
I have a built in wood burning fireplace. It is surrounded by brick and its opening is 35" wide X 19" tall X 20" deep. We are not getting a lot of heat into the room that we are trying to heat.
I was going to look at getting a gas insert with a blower, but was wondering if an electric blower would work for my wood burning fireplace without buying an insert.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 5, 2012
It may indeed be possible to install a blower into the existing fireplace. Does the fireplace have louvers (vents) built into the top and bottom of the face? If so, it will be configured to install a blower.
By Ed from Lincoln, Nebraska on February 11, 2014
I need to replace the blower fan and variable speed switch on a Majestic Warm Majic heat circulating fireplace (model WM36A-BRS). Current fan model WFKB - 36 is no longer available from Majestic.
I have concerns about the fireplace opening limit of 4.5" height and the 1.3 amp @115 VAC 60 HZ motor. Do you have a universal replacement kit available? If not, can you make recommendation?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 11, 2014
After checking with the manufacturer, they have confirmed that there are not any other fan kits currently being produced that can go in place of the original. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
By Phil sempier from Somerset, NJ on November 28, 2012
I would like to install a blower in my Majestic 500DVBNSC7 fireplace. After looking underneath the fireplace, I noticed there is a metal piece in the middle where the blower would go. I removed the flange and there is a metal bar running horizontally. I don't know if the blower would be able to fit against the back wall of the box.
Also, I took off the top grate of the fireplace and there is only about a 1/2 inch by 12 inch opening to let heat blow through in the center. On the other hand, there is room and a wider opening on each side of the the obstruction in the middle. The question is, am I suppose to install one blower in the middle or two blowers, one on each side of the middle obstruction?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 28, 2012
After checking the specifications for this unit, there is indeed supposed to be a single blower installed into the center back of the unit. Some of the Monessen/Majestic models use a dual blower setup, but this unit is not designed to use that system. The blower would be mounted at the back of the compartment facing up.
While I cannot speak to the efficiency of air movement, I am certain that nothing should be removed in order to use the blower.
By Ryan from Raleigh, NC on January 18, 2014
We have a Majestic 36LDVR RN vented gas log fireplace in our living room. We currently do not have a blower fan on the fireplace unit. I was wondering if there is a blower fan that I can install on this unit to help circulate the heat.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 20, 2014
A blower assembly is indeed still available for this particular unit. The proper fan is the Majestic FK12 Fireplace Fan Kit. The fan will offer a direct fit to your fireplace and will offer an increase in thermal efficiency of the unit.
By Richard from Austin, TX on February 23, 2014
I have a true heat model TH42 RA 185 made by Howard Systems Corp. Do you have a blower kit that will fit, and does it come with installation instructions?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 24, 2014
My apologizes, but the UFK 4444900 fan kit that was produced for this model is no longer available. Current information that I have does not indicate a replacement was offered. TrueHeat was a subbrand of Majestic. As such, you may want to check with other Majestic dealers to see if they may still have the fan assembly as old stock.
By Ed from Howell, MI on May 1, 2013
Do you have a fan/blower assembly for a Majestic Gas Fireplace Model 36BDVRRN?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 1, 2013
We have ProCom 26,000 BTU dual burner ventless gas fireplace. I want a blower that is quiet but still efficient as we are in a room all the time. Does it have to be a ProCom? I just want whatever is quiet with a thermostat and is easy for us to use. What would you suggest?
By eFireplaceStore on September 16, 2014
Typically, blowers are specific to the manufacturer of the appliance. Because each brand is sized differently and can only handle a set amount of air flow, the manufacturer will test and list a certain brand of blower that is a good balance between noise and air flow. Many Pro Com models use a blower that is in a housing that must bolt to the back of the appliance.
By Christina Stepp from Greenville, SC on December 30, 2012
Do you have a heat-circulating blower for a vented gas fireplace FMI MODEL # CD36RN? If so, how much is it and what is the part number?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 31, 2012
We have a Napoleon fireplace NZ3000. We are wishing to get a blower for it. I think it is the NZ64. Do you have any? Is it quiet? We need to pull air inside the house for better circulation. Right now its keeping the upstairs very warm with gravity flow. We want it more to the living room about 20 feet away from the fireplace front. Can you tell us where to see the blower if you have it?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 16, 2013
We have a fireplace model CDVR36NSC7. We would like to add a blower or fan to it but we do not understand what the differences are. We want something that is quiet and that has a thermostat and remote to come with it as well. We need something easy to install as we do not want to rip out any surrounding stone that is in place. Can you help us decide on what we need?
By eFireplaceStore on November 10, 2014
You have a few options when it comes to fans on this model. All three of them can be installed by accessing the bottom area beneath the burner, which does not require removing any of the surround material.
I recommend bypassing the standard fan, as it is noisier and does not offer many control options. The next step up is the Majestic BLOT Variable Thermostat Forced Air Fireplace Blower. This is by far the most popular fan and is very reliable. It moves a decent amount of air for the size of the fan and includes a thermal switch for automatic on/off operation. It also includes a speed control that allows you to modulate air flow.
Is there a substitute fireplace blower for a GA3450TA?
By Chris C. on October 7, 2014
I still show that the GA3450TA blower assembly is available as seen here.
By char rowe from Howell, MI on November 24, 2012
I have a Majestic fireplace model G336N and would like to install a blower/fan to move the heat more efficiently. Which product do you recommend?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 26, 2012
The original GFK blower assembly this unit used has now been discontinued. Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not offer an equivalent model that you can retrofit in place of the original unit, as it was a unique, duel blower design that required very little space for mounting.
By Gregg from Massachusetts on November 4, 2012
I would like to buy a fireplace blower/fan kit to install on my fireplace but I do not know which one will fit my unit. I have a Vanguard Aristocrat Model V36E Wood Burning Firebox. Do you sell a blower kit that will fit this unit? I have the installation manual from the fireplace, which was installed in 1998 when our house was built.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 5, 2012
According to the literature for this unit, this appears to be a smooth faced model fireplace and does not have provisions for a blower. In order to utilize a fan, the unit would need to have been constructed with louvers (vents) installed into the face.
By Phil from Somerset, New Jersey on May 9, 2013
What blower do I need for my Majestic 500DVBNSC7, serial Number 11-P-021152 Direct Vent Gas Fireplace?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on May 9, 2013
You have two options for a blower, and the one you choose will depend on how you want to control the fan. Please see them below:
By Arlene from Indian Trail, NC on December 31, 2012
We have a Monessen BUF500 ventless fireplace and we want to get a blower with a thermostat control. We are not sure why the fireplace is not working but we turned the pilot light out for the summer and now we can not get it to light. It just turned 5 years old but we have not used it for two years.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 2, 2013
The BUF500 vent-free firebox uses the Monessen FA2A Forced Air Firebox Blower. As for your pilot issue, this issue is commonly caused by a dirty or partially clogged pilot assembly. In order to clean the pilot, the nut that is threaded to the end of the pilot tube needs to be loosened and disconnected from the pilot assembly. The tube can then be cleaned out with compressed air and the nut re-tightened. Please be sure to spray the compressed air in the direction of the gas flow.
By Ron from CT on September 28, 2013
I have Monessen CSVF30 propane stove and I need a blower. What model do you recommend?
By Kevin E. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 28, 2013
The Monessen BLOTS is the appropriate blower for your stove.