Wood Stove With a Blower vs. Without One

Essentially, what a blower does to a stove is helps it move the warm air throughout the house more effectively.

Sounds great, but do you really need such accessory for your setup? I mean, it doesn’t cost a whole bunch, but considering that it isn’t a common purchase, can it be of any help?

Yes it is better, if

Generally speaking, using a blower is a good idea, but i’d say it is sometimes completely unnecessary, depending on the floor plan.

If you’re just trying to heat one room, you won’t really need a blower on your wood stove.

Now if you have a relatively large house with many rooms, and perhaps a second floor (or even one large room, especially if the stove is positioned in a far corner), a blower is certainly going to be a great investment as it’s going to move warm air throughout the place far more quickly.

No more of that long wait to get your favorite room nice and toasty!

Bonus benefit: it cools the stove down. If you’re constantly running into issues relating to the wood burner burning too hot, a blower can dissipate a lot of degrees in a short period of time. Just turn it on when needed, and let it do its thing!

But it still isn’t all good

I think the main potential gripe of running a stove with the blower attachment is it can start to go through more wood.

I guess it makes sense why that could be true – a blower moves the warmed up air from the stove out, and because that cools it down by some degrees at the same time too, this might increase the wood consumption in order to keep the temperature steady.

One thing i can say for sure – it can make some sound! Depending on whether it’s on low or high, a blower can produce a hum which may ruin the whole calming aspect of having a stove to begin with.


If you’re in the process of buying your first wood stove and think of getting this product while you’re at it, don’t do it.

Try the stove out without any of it, and if you feel like it doesn’t warm up your place fast enough, get it.

A tip: as an alternative, try using a floor fan, especially if you have one laying around already. It mimics the function of an actual blower, though can still help move significant heat around the house, try it! The same can be said about utilizing a ceiling fan in your house, if you have one.

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  1. i have a wood burning stove, if the electric goes out, can i still burn wood, in the stove? it has a electric, blower, in the wood, stove

  2. how would a blower cause you to go through more wood? it’s no different than turning on a fan above your woodstove. it does not increase airflow to the smokebox so there’s no reason why it would increase your wood consumption.

  3. We have a wood burner 8n the basement called The Boss. We are looking for the blower that goes with the stove. Can you tell me since we can not find anything if the fan for the wood stove is universal and what one would best work with it.

  4. I have a wood stove just like the one in the picture, including the fan on top. I’ve never seen any pictures of where the fan fits on the stove. So, where does it attach or fit??

  5. Our wood stove blower, mounted on the back of our wood stove, only blows cold air out, not hot, or even warm. Why is this ? Thanks !

    1. I have the same issue. I read that its purpose is to blow the heat that has been produced around the stove (not inside) throughout your room .

  6. I have a regency wood stove that isin the fireplavce with a blower that has high and low fan speeds. I contacted the company and no reply as i think they went out kf business How much electricity does it take to run- concern is cost to run it. My electric statement says i used 18% more electricity last week but i didn’t run more with other electric devices- i
    also only use it 12 hours a day

  7. I have a blower that has a wire coming from inside electrical box and has a magnet on the end of it what is the purpose of magnet

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