What are fan-assisted fireplaces like? How do these fans work?

What are fan-assisted fireplaces like? How do these fans work?


Fanned wood stoves and fireplaces are an excellent choice for those looking for a sustainable heat source for their home. These stoves have been specifically designed to meet the strictest emissions regulations, which means they produce fewer emissions and are more environmentally friendly.

In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about fan stoves, how they work and how they can help you keep your home warm during cold winter days.

How do fan stoves work? How do they work?

These stoves use a fan to distribute the heat generated by the fire more efficiently throughout the room. In the case of our fan stoves, they are inserts. Our models are equipped with 170 m3/h tangential fans. The fan draws cold air from the bottom of the appliance. This air flow surrounds the stove and heats up, expelling the hot air.

The fan has a thermostat to regulate its temperature. This prevents overheating. This thermostat starts the fan automatically at 50ºC and above.

In the case of our inserts with fan, they have a switch with three positions. This allows you to regulate the flow of hot air coming out of the stove:

  • In position 0 the fan is off, but if the temperature reaches 50ºC, the thermostat makes the fan start and is in position I speed.
  • In position I, the fan is at 60% of maximum speed.
  • In position II, the fan is at maximum speed.

Ambience of a home with a fan insert

It is important that the fan is always connected to the mains, to prevent it from breaking down due to overheating.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of fan inserts?

This type of stove has both advantages and disadvantages. If you still haven’t decided whether to buy an insert with or without fan… We help you!


  • They are more efficient in terms of heat distribution and fuel consumption. This is because the fan helps distribute heat more evenly throughout the room, allowing the stove to produce more heat using less wood.
  • The blower fan helps disperse heat more quickly throughout the room. This means the room will heat up faster than with a traditional wood stove.
  • Possibility of ducting. Here we leave you more information on “How to duct the air from a wood-burning fireplace?


  • Wood stoves with a fan tend to have a higher price.
  • Power consumption. The fan needs electricity to operate, which can increase the home’s electrical energy consumption.
  • Fans can generate noise.
  • Both the stove and its fan need to be treated with regular and more specific maintenance than inserts without this fan.

Tips for the installation of your fireplace with fan

In these inserts the way of transmitting heat is twofold. On the one hand, through the surface of the glass-ceramic glass that take advantage of the heat of radiation. On the other hand, there is the heat generated in the walls of the appliance that we can recover by making an optimal installation, leaving space around the insert and creating air currents that surround it, thus taking advantage of convection heat.

This insert must be placed in a place that supports its weight. In addition, everything around it should be non-combustible material and well insulated.

House with a wood stove with fan

How can I keep my fan-assisted insert in good condition?

To keep your fan-assisted device in good condition, it is important to perform regular maintenance. Never clean while the appliance is in operation.

You should periodically clean the glass to prevent soot from blackening it. It is also essential to periodically clean the flues to avoid blockages. In addition, the combustion chamber of the appliance and the fan should be cleaned regularly. We recommend that you consult a professional or the appliance manufacturer.

If you have any questions about your PANADERO stove,please contact us here.

Can I use a fireplace with a fan as the main heat source in my home?

Fanned fireplaces are an excellent choice as a supplemental heat source in your home. While they can provide a significant amount of heat, they are not recommended as a primary heat source.

Wood stove with ambient fan

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us! We hope this post has served as a guide. Take a look at our blog and find solutions and recommendations to help you with your fireplace or wood stove.

Visit our online store for Panadero wood stoves. If you have any questions or need help choosing the right stove, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you.

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