I have a Vermont Castings Stardance (DV-gas) in the center of a long narrow living room. My knees are only 6 feet from the stove when I'm sitting on the couch. I bought just the stove and didn't pop for the thermostat, comfort control system or any of that but I was planning to add a blower. Would a blower be a bad idea with me sitting directly across & so close to the stove? What got me thinking was the worry that I couldn't slow the blower down enough or make it quiet enough (the TV is near the stove). Then I spotted a fan setup on eBay that used 2 small 4" "muffin" fans. That would be very quiet and not blast hot air in my face--even at full speed. I don't have the ceiling height for a ceiling fan but I could put some sort of fan to the side or even behind the stove to move some air around, if it's a good idea to do so.