Thought I would shake the limbs on this tree.............When I bought my stove last year I got a nice blower that mounts on the bottom of the stove and has a variable speed control. My opinion is.............it is the absolute icing on the cake for my stove. It will run you out of my 1850 sq.ft. house (2 story). The heat last winter just from my wood stove and blower on low was a constant 78 degrees F. Yes I know thats warm, but we just loved this stove and I actually had it dampered lots of times and the heat was steady. One night it got to 81 degrees and my wife finally said.........open the doors ! My point is this blower is what made the heater work so well. Even though when the blower was off it still worked very well and kept the house toasty warm, the blower just seems to circulate heat much more evenly throughout the entire house. I told the nice lady I bought my stove from that I was considering ordering another blower for mine as a back up just in case mine ever went out (don't think it will because it's made very well). Opinions ? Thanks. Robbie.