How does the Ecofan work?
The Ecofan generates its own electricity through the difference in temperature. The base must make contact with a heat source of at least 150ºF (65ºC) and the top of the fan must remain cool. The Ecofan needs to draw cooler air from behind in order to operate. The actual rotation of the blade as well as the cooler air and the heat source are the essential elements needed for the Ecofan to operate.
How do I use an Ecofan?
Simply place your Ecofan on the top of your stove*, away from the chimney pipe, allowing the back of your fan to have access to cooler, room temperature air. The thermoelectric modules require a temperature difference to create the electricity needed to operate the fan’s motor.
What is the recommended surface temperature of the stove?
The Ecofan will start to rotate once the base of the fan has reached a temperature of 150ºF (65°C).
Acceptable running temperatures are;
Ecofan 800 Original 110º C - 345ºC
Ecofan 810 UltrAir 100º C - 345ºC
Ecofan 812 AirMax 85ºC - 345ºC
Ecofan 806 BelAir 75ºC - 200ºC
Operating above the recommended temperature may be hazardous due to excessive blade speed. Never use an Ecofan BelAir on a wood-stove.
Can I use the Ecofan on a fireplace?
Unfortunately, no. The Ecofan generates electricity through the temperature differential. The base must make contact with a heat source of at least 150°F and the top of the fan must remain cooler. The Ecofan needs to draw cooler air from behind in order to operate.
Where should I place my Ecofan?
Be sure to position the Ecofan on a smooth, flat surface on your stove, near the side or back of the stove where cooler air can be drawn from behind over the cooling fins. Do not place your Ecofan in the centre of the stove, in front of the stovepipe or at the front of the stove.
What is the warranty on the Ecofan?
All Ecofans come with a 2 year limited warranty.
What type of maintenance if any will my Ecofan require?
The Ecofans have been designed to operate maintenance free. If you would like to clean your Ecofan, use a detergent free cloth to wipe down the extrusions.