Can you change temp with fan

Can you change temp with fan

PostBy: 61hawk On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:59 pm

I have a pioneer with the coal-trol. I wanted to move the hot air around so at the other end of the room, where the stove is I put a fan to move some warm air to other rooms. It seem that when I run the fan the temp in the room rises sometimes as much as 7 degrees. Is this possible?
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Re: Can you change temp with fan

PostBy: gambler On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:46 pm

61hawk wrote:I have a pioneer with the coal-trol. I wanted to move the hot air around so at the other end of the room, where the stove is I put a fan to move some warm air to other rooms. It seem that when I run the fan the temp in the room rises sometimes as much as 7 degrees. Is this possible?


Yes it is possible. Where do you have the fan that is blowing toward other rooms? On the floor?
If so what you might have done was disrupt the natural convection of the hot air. If your fan is on the floor you are blowing cool air out of that room and with the hot air up toward the ceiling it is blocking any air from coming into that room. You may want to try a fan up higher blowing out of the stove room or a fan on the floor blowing into the stove room. You need to send hot air (up high) away from the stove or cold air (down low) toward the stove. Or a combo of both.
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Re: Can you change temp with fan

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:03 pm

Yes with another fan you are increasing the circulation of the hot air and moving the cold air around, so it will equalize faster and possible feel much warmer. Ceiling fans really help move the warm air back down.

You can also put the Fans on the Stove in Manual mode to move more air, by touching the Menu button once and then scroll to FSA (Fan Speed Auto), hit the UP/DOWN Arrows to maybe 40 or 50+, it will change it to FSM (Fan Speed Manual) and you can increase the speed up to 99 if you want. You then can set it back to 0 for AUTO, or it will go into auto if it exceeds the feed rate based on fan speed, then it will take back control.
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Re: Can you change temp with fan

PostBy: 61hawk On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:58 pm

But how does this make the stove work harder. I can acually see the amount of red coal increase in size. The fan is positioned about 18 feet from the stove and point toward ceiling on 45 degree angle.
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Re: Can you change temp with fan

PostBy: gambler On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:16 pm

61hawk wrote:But how does this make the stove work harder.

By keeping the hot air from reaching the t-stat. Where is your t-stat located in relationship to the stove and this floor fan?
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Re: Can you change temp with fan

PostBy: 61hawk On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:04 pm

The floor fan is about 18 feet from stove (air being push out of room), the t-stat is about 8 foot from the stove (sitting between stove and fan and a little off to one side)

About three days ago I had the t-stat set ar 74 and it was reading 80 on the stove t-stat in the room. The floor fan was running at the time
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