[Ceiling Fan Rotation] What if there's a pellet stove?

Old 03-25-13, 08:33 AM
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[Ceiling Fan Rotation] What if there's a pellet stove?

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I've read some of the opinions regarding winter vs summer ceiling fan rotation and have not seen any that factor in an active heat source with its own fan, like a pellet stove.

Mine blows diagonally toward the center of the room. An upward airflow caused by the ceiling fan would quickly pick that warm air up and move it toward the edges, I guess; while a downward ceiling fan flow would resists the warm air rising immediately and make it circulate wider.

So which is better?

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Old 03-25-13, 09:14 PM
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I set my ceiling to blow up during heating season, 24 hours a day, on their lowest speed. That way they force the warm air that would otherwise just hug the ceiling to flow out to the walls and eash down past the windows and doors. But you have an interesting question.

The best first answer is, "It depends." So, some questions: How high is the outlet from the fan on your stove? How forcefully does the air come out of it? How close is the nearest edge of the fan to the stove's air outlet? How large is the fan and how large is the room? How high are the blades on the fan and how tall is the room?

I would try setting it the way I described above for a few days and see how that works for you. We can talk through the ideas that come up after reading your answers while you try that out.

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