Frequently asked questions about Stove Fans

Stove Fan FAQ

Q:  What is the purpose of a Stove Fan?
A:   A Stove Fan is a simple yet effective device that is placed on top of your stove and is designed to circulate heat throughout living spaces. Their purpose is to create comfort through the even distribution of heat.

Q:  How does a Stove Fan work?
A:  Stove Fans are either powered by a Thermoelectric Power Generator (TEG) or a Sterling Engine. See our Compare Stove Fans page for further information.

Q:  Which is the best Stove Fan for me?
A:  Firstly check the size of the opening above your stove against the height of the Stove Fan to ensure that it will fit. Next check that the maximum temperature of your stove doesn’t exceed the max allowed temperature of the Stove Fan. Lastly the larger the room the more air you will need to circulate so check the Airflow (CFM – Cubic feet per minute) of the Stove Fan. All of this information is available on our Compare Stove Fans page.

Q:  Do Stove Fans make a noise?
A:  Although it can’t be said that Stove Fans are silent they do come pretty close. The sound emitted by a Stove Fan is often described as a soothing whisper.

Q:  Where on the stove should the Stove Fan be placed?
A:  A Sterling Engine powered Stove Fan can be placed almost anywhere on the stove top but a TEG powered Stove Fan needs a difference in temperature between its base and its cooling fins to generate electricity.  The bigger the difference, the faster it works. So the optimum position would be on the stove top, placed in such a way that enables cool air flowing over the cooling fins, like the back or side of the stove. Direct placement in front of the stove or the stove pipe is not an effective use of the Stove Fan.

Q:  Do Stove Fans work with gas stoves as well as wood stoves?
A:  Yes, Stove Fans work with all types of stoves providing that they have a flat metal stove top to sit on.

Q:  Can Stove Fans be used on Range Cookers?
A:  Yes, Stove Fans offer the same energy saving benefits when used with range cookers as they do with stoves.

Q:  Do Stove Fans come with a manufacturer’s warranty?
A:  Yes, all of our Stove Fans come with a manufacturer’s warranty. See our product pages for the length of each Stove Fans warranty.