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    Napoleon Blower Kit with Variable Speed and Thermostatic Control - GZ550-1KT

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    Manufacturer: Napoleon
    Part Number: GZ550-1KT
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: NPL-GZ550-1KT
    UPC: 629169011315


    • Blower kit for Napoleon fireplaces
    • Precise temperature control
    • Variable speeds
    Fireplaces provide heat but do not automatically spread that heat throughout your home. Maximize the heat generated by your fireplace with this blower kit provided by Napoleon. Built with precise temperature control and a number of variable speeds, this blower is designed to distribute heat evenly and efficiently throughout your home. No longer will you need to constantly monitor your fireplace's heat production. Enjoy ultimate heat at minimum fuel usage by installing this efficient, consistent blower kit from Napoleon.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    27 Questions & 25 Answers
    from Seattle, WA asked:
    June 7, 2017
    Will this work with a Napoleon GD16-N gas fireplace? It has an outlet with power underneath with the controls, but the outlet is not grounded.
    1 Answers
    This is the correct blower for your GD16-N, but the outlet must be grounded. I recommend contacting a locally licensed electrician for further information.
    Will M.
    on June 7, 2017

    from St. Paul, MN asked:
    December 9, 2016
    Will this blower unit work with a Napoleon HDXNT Starfire fireplace?
    1 Answers
    Please reply with the full model number of your StarFire unit and I can provide the details and pricing of the appropriate blower. I will look forward to your response.
    Tyler M.
    on December 9, 2016

    from Soldotna, Alaska asked:
    November 9, 2016
    Which replacement blower would fit my older model Napoleon model GI3014-N gas insert? My manual says I need part # GZ-551, but I haven't seen it on your website. Do you have one or do you have a different part # that would interchange?

    from Renton, WA asked:
    October 1, 2016
    Will this blower kit work for a Napoleon G36NT natural gas fireplace?

    from Jacksonville, FL asked:
    January 9, 2016
    Does this Napoleon blower kit with variable speed and thermostatic control solely have to be used with Napoleon brand gas logs?
    1 Answers
    This blower is indeed intended for use with only certain Napoleon brand gas fireplaces, stoves, and fireboxes. The sizing may not match up with other brands.
    on January 11, 2016

    from RI asked:
    November 11, 2015
    Will this Napoleon blower kit with variable speed and thermostatic control work with my natural gas model GD33NR Napoleon fireplace? Also, do you feel that this is the best blower for my Napoleon gas Fireplace or would you recommend that I take a look at others that you carry for my Napoleon model?
    1 Answers
    This is indeed the proper and highest quality blower for your unit.
    Brennan W.
    on November 11, 2015

    from Penticton British Columbia, CAN asked:
    November 2, 2015
    I have a Napolean NZ2000 with dual fans. There is a on /off switch on the wall and rheostat down by the fans but the fans do not come on when the fireplace is hot. Is there a heat sensor that turns fans on and if so where is it located?
    1 Answers
    The thermal switch is located just inside and above the lower louver door. Please note that the blower will not activate it the fireplace door is open and may take 15-45 minutes to activate.
    Will M.
    on November 3, 2015

    from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands asked:
    October 26, 2015
    I have a Napoleon model GD40N see thru gas fireplace and I am looking for a blower fan for this unit. Would this Napoleon blower kit with variable speed and thermostatic control work for my unit or would I need something else?
    1 Answers
    While 120v would have already needed to be run to a junction box in the control area for a blower to work with this fireplace, the product in question is the listed blower for the GD40N and this would arrive with everything needed for installation.
    Will M.
    on October 27, 2015

    from Dallas, TX asked:
    October 3, 2015
    I have an installed Napoleon GVF36 ventless gas fireplace. Will this Napoleon blower kit with variable speed and thermostatic control work for it? Is it all internal installation? How do I control the blower speed? Is it easy to install? We already have electricity installed near the fireplace just for this.
    1 Answers
    This will most certainly work with the GVF36 as this is one of the listed blowers for that model. The fan speed is controlled by a rheostat, similar to what is used in a light dimmer switch. The rheostat can be mounted in the bottom of the unit or the wire leads can be extended to allow you to mount the control within a standard single gang switch box within the wall.
    Will M.
    on October 5, 2015

    from Buffalo, NY asked:
    October 20, 2014
    Will this fit my Napoleon BGD42N gas fireplace? Also, are there mounting instructions included?
    1 Answers
    Yes, this blower is indeed compatible with your BGD42N fireplace and installation instructions are included.
    Tyler M.
    on October 21, 2014

    from Sun Prairie, WI asked:
    March 26, 2014
    What controls the speed of the fan? Does it come with a wall-mount keypad or anything?
    1 Answers
    The fan speed is controlled by a rheostat, similar to what is used in a light dimmer switch. The rheostat can be mounted in the bottom of the unit or the wire leads can be extended to allow you to mount the control within a standard single gang switch box within the wall.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on March 26, 2014

    from Everett, WA asked:
    January 5, 2014
    What is the difference between this item and the Napoleon B440-KT Economy Blower Kit? I have a Napoleon BGD36NTR fireplace and would like to know which kit would work better for my setup.
    1 Answers
    Both blowers offer the same functionality, with variable speed and temperature switches, but the GZ550 features a higher CFM output of 105, while the B440 offers an 80 CFM output. As such, the GZ550 allows for greater thermal efficiency.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on January 6, 2014

    from Sacramento, CA asked:
    December 29, 2013
    I purchased a GDS60N and ordered the fan that attached to the back, but it won't come on. Can someone help me? And yes, it's plugged in.
    1 Answers
    The fan system for this unit is both variable speed and thermostatic control. With the fan speed control turned to low or a higher speed, the thermal switch that is part of the fan assembly should heat up and close within 10 minutes of operation. If the fan does not come on, check the wiring harness from the fan to the speed control and to the thermal switch. A loose or disconnected wire could be causing the issue. If all appears connected, you can test the fan by jumping past the thermal switch.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on December 30, 2013

    from Kansas City asked:
    October 27, 2013
    Will this work with a BGD42N insert?
    1 Answers
    Indeed, this is the proper blower for your direct vent fireplace.
    Kevin E. - NFI Certified Specialist
    on October 28, 2013

    from Huntingdon Valley, PA asked:
    October 7, 2013
    Does this kit fit in the Napoleon 1101 wood insert? My blower is a GZ551 and the variable speed control is a KB-36, I believe.
    1 Answers
    I have verified with the manufacturer and the GZ552 is the current replacement blower for this unit. KB-36 is the correct part number for the control.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on October 8, 2013

    from Superior, CO asked:
    May 9, 2013
    Which direction does the air flow? Does the air enter above the fireplace and exit below the fireplace? Can the flow be reversed?
    1 Answers
    Almost every blower system is designed so that air is drawn through the bottom louvers/insets of the fireplace and circulated around the back, with the heated air exiting from the top. Because of the natural buoyancy of heated air, the blower is able to simple increase natural convection, making it more effective. The blower is not designed to be reversed.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on May 10, 2013

    from Baltimore, MD asked:
    March 5, 2013
    Can I manually control the blower, like speed control and turn on and off from a regular switch or from fireplace remote?
    1 Answers
    Yes, this blower has a rheostat knob for variable speed control. This fan is only for use within select Napoleon fireplaces, and some of those models do feature a modulating thermostatic remote control that can indeed control this blower.
    Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist
    on March 5, 2013

    from Rochester, NY asked:
    February 7, 2013
    Napoleon DG36 vs. Napoleon BDG 36. What's the difference?
    1 Answers
    The Napoleon BGD36 is the lower output model of the two. It has a BTU input rating of 18,000 BTUs for natural gas and 17,000 for LP. It uses tempered glass to seal the firebox. The unit has an efficiency rating of 64% and could heat an area of approximately 300 square feet. The GD36 has a BTU input rating of 26,000 for both natural gas and LP. It uses a ceramic glass window for increased thermal efficiency. It has an 86% efficiency rating and can heat approximately 600 square feet.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on February 7, 2013

    from VT asked:
    January 31, 2013
    Can this unit be installed on a Napoleon GD17 that doesn't have a blower kit already installed?
    1 Answers
    Per the manufacturer, yes, you can indeed use this GZ550 blower kit for your GD17 model.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on January 31, 2013

    from Kirkland, WA asked:
    November 10, 2012
    I purchased this product (#GZ550) from a local company for my Napoleon BGD40N and it didn't fit in the opening under the fireplace. Could they have provided me with a wrong model? I need two of these and I'm not sure if it was them or the wrong blower. I would like to purchase this but they didn't have any answers. Could you give me dimensions of your unit?
    1 Answers
    Specifications for the BGD40N call for the use of a single GZ550-1KT or B440-KT. The GZ550-1KT is the larger of the two blowers and has a higher CFM output, but should still work for this fireplace without a problem. The blower should be installed perpendicular to the 36 inch sides of the unit and will mount against the wall on one of the unit's short sides, below the firebox floor. Do you have any model information from the blower itself? Napoleon makes several other larger models of blower that cannot fit into some units.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on November 12, 2012

    from Brimfield, Ma asked:
    September 13, 2012
    I have a Napoleon NZ-26 with a great blower that blasts heat out the front vents. It's flush mounted to the wall and the rear is framed in on the landing of my garage. I would like to be able to direct some heat into the garage/workshop. Any recommendations? Maybe a second blower and venting on a seperate switch?
    1 Answers
    These units are capable of use with a Hot Air Distribution Kit. These kits may be used to distribute warm air from the appliance base into a separate location in the home.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on September 13, 2012

    from Fergus Falls, MN. asked:
    January 23, 2012
    Which fan can be used for Natural Gas Model BGD40-N? It has two sides exposed.
    1 Answers
    This blower (GZ550) is listed as compatible with the BGD40N multi-view fireplace. You may use this one or the B440, which you can see here: Napoleon Zero Clearance Economy Blower with Variable Speed and Thermostatic Control The GZ550 is a bit more powerful (100 CFM) and carries a two-year manufacturer's warranty, while the B440 has slightly less horsepower (80 CFM) and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on January 24, 2012

    from big bear lake, CA asked:
    December 13, 2011
    What is the CFM, and how much power does it have?
    1 Answers
    This blower features a CFM of 105.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on December 14, 2011

    Sena St John
    from Lansing asked:
    December 9, 2011
    I have a wood burning fireplace. Can I use this to help circulate heat? Is it electric? Would I have to have it installed? How does to plug in?
    1 Answers
    This blower does indeed work off of a 110V power outlet and comes with a standard electrical cord that would be plugged into the outlet. This blower is made for specific models of Napoleon fireplaces and can help to circulate heat on a louver faced model. Do you happen to know the manufacturer name or model of your unit? We may be able to find a blower to fit the model that you have.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on December 9, 2011

    from West Bend, WI asked:
    November 2, 2011
    Is this part approved for use with GD36NTR?
    1 Answers
    This is indeed the proper blower assembly for use with both the BGD and GD36NTR.
    Collin C.
    on November 2, 2011

    from Chicago asked:
    October 19, 2011
    have a Napoleon GD 3200-P fireplace. The blower kit listed in the manual is the GZ-550KT. I’m wondering what the difference is with your GZ550-1KT and if that one will work with my fireplace.
    1 Answers
    These two part numbers you provided are for the same blower. The GZ550-1KT blower will work with your fireplace. This has been verified this with Napoleon's technical department.
    Kevin E.
    on October 19, 2011

    October 17, 2011
    Can this blower (NPL GZ550) be used with the Napoleon GD33 NR, or do I need the "zero clearance economy blower" (NPL B440)?
    1 Answers
    It's totally up to you! Both the GZ550-1KT and the B440-KT are approved for the GD33NR. The economy B440-KT is not quite as powerful or as efficient as the GZ550-1KT but it will do the job just fine.
    Customer Service
    on October 17, 2011

    Customer Reviews
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    By Del from Lincoln, NE on December 3, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Buy
    Blower is easy to install and it works great.
    By lewis brantner from chambersburg, pa on November 28, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    great deal on the fan
    I have been looking for one of these fans since last last winter. This was the best deal and the shipping time was petty quick. Thanks for everything

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