Stay Warm by Adding a Fireplace Blower

Use your Gas Fireplace and Blower to Stay Warm

I have a gas fireplace that we rarely use because heat barely comes out of it. The fireplace was more of a decorative feature. I didn’t know that by adding a fireplace blower to your gas fireplace, the heat can be blown out and can actually heat up your home.

My husband and I researched online for the part that was needed and saw a video on how to install a fireplace blower which looked relatively easy. The hardest part of the installation was removing the gas line temporarily as well as a support structure so the blower could fit in the back of the fireplace.

Before installation make sure that there is an electrical outlet installed to plug in the blower. Because everything was already installed, I feel the builder may have forgotten to install the blower. It’s a 16 year old house. It’s a shame I didn’t know about a fireplace blower until two months ago.

Clean out your dirty fireplace

To prepare the fireplace for installation, I cleaned out the fireplace with a baby wipe. Wiping away the dirt and grime from years of not being used. I even cleaned out the glass and all the surroundings. The cleaning process took 30 minutes.

The dirty wipes I used to clean the fireplace

Once the fireplace blower was in place, the gas line and support structure was reattached. After waiting a couple of hours for the glue to dry (to keep the blower in place), I turned on the pilot of the fireplace and the the fireplace blower turned on like a charm (since the sensor is triggered at 120ºF) and helped warm up the family room.

Fireplace parts

When the fireplace is turned off it takes another 20-30 minutes for the blower to turn off automatically. By purchasing the fireplace blower and installing it yourself, you can save over $300. It took less than two hours for the installation.

I’m excited to get more use out of the fireplace now that the fireplace blower is installed.

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