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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 02-16-2011 07:11 PM 12305 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2/16/11

We have a propane fireplace/stove in our living room – we bought it a few years ago. This past year, the fan has decided that it would just stay running and we’d have to get up and unplug the built-in fan (very annoying, when it could be turned off and on a half dozen times in an evening.)

So, I thought, “what about one of those eco-fans”?

(photo from Lee Valley website)

Pros
1. no electricity
2. no noise
3. no getting up to plug it in or unplug it
4. Debbie will feel SO much better because of not wasting electricity when too lazy to unplug the fan.

Cons
1. another big expense to heating bill (initial outlay)
2. will take a couple of years, perhaps, to pay for itself $-wise.

I did a little research and checked out a variety of prices and ended up purchasing our fan from Lee Valley Tools – a company I trust and the fan would be delivered via mail in a week.

Satisfaction
I love my eco-fan and am so glad I decided to bite the bullet and make the investment.
  • The “no noise” factor is a bonus. I didn’t realize how much background noise was created by the built-in fan in our propane stove.
  • The cost: I’ve already forgotten about the price … that’s in the past. done. forget about it.
  • at first, there was lots of “burnt” smell in the air and I panicked, thinking that it wasn’t pulling enough heat out of the stove. But after a couple days, that went away and all is well. I guess it was just the new material. I’m sure the toxins haven’t taken too many days off our lives. All is well now.
  • it seems to me that we are getting more heat distributed through the room. I seem to be shutting off the heat at about 2 degrees cooler than before. I also seem to feel more heat down the hallway than before. My imagination? Perhaps, but I don’t think so.

Overall, 2 thumbs up and a big sigh of relief—which you can hear because there is no humming in the background to cover it up :)
SIGH..

Update (April, 2011)
We were just without electricity for two days, due to a storm, and what a pleasure it was to have heat circulating through the house. Normally we’d have to stand right by the fire to get the heat and not run it for long because nothing was drawing the heat out. It was “warmth” as normal! Thank-you Eco-fan.
Now how do I get running water when the electricity is out. hmm

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada



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posted 02-16-2011 07:49 PM

Nice to hear a review of these fans. I always wondered if they worked as advertised. Glad to hear it does.

-- Bill - Turlock, Ca. - http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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posted 02-16-2011 08:14 PM

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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posted 02-16-2011 08:17 PM

It looks like you made a wise purchase.

Silence is worth a lot in my book, besides no electricity.

This should last for many years.

-- ** Dick, & Barb Cain *************** http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Chipncut

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posted 02-16-2011 08:38 PM

I hope it lasts for LOTS of years so I can get my money back – oh wait, that is the past.. done .. forget it hahaha :)

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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posted 02-16-2011 08:57 PM

Wait 20 years at least before you ask for your $$$$ back. <(:O}$

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posted 02-16-2011 09:07 PM

haha I’ll put that in my calendar

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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rrdesigns

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posted 02-16-2011 10:20 PM

Glad to hear the fan worked out. I’m also glad our temp is in the 70’s today so I don’t need any heat. Freaky for February but you won’t find me complaining.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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posted 02-16-2011 11:00 PM

we’re supposed to be in a week of springlike weather but it hasn’t really happened yet, other than today’s rain which will melt a lot of our snow.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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posted 04-30-2011 11:10 AM

we were just without hydro (electricity) for two days – what a treasure to still have heat circulating through the house. Thank-you eco-fan.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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posted 06-15-2020 12:37 PM

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posted 07-03-2020 12:38 PM

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