Through wall fans??

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Chrism

Feeling the Heat
Oct 8, 2009
326
Eastern PA
ok Isle Royale is up and going but now i want to install through wall fans connected to a single pole electric thermostat so they will only come on when its demanded. I looked online and there are thousands. Wonderng if anyone has any trial and error with through wall fans? Im sure some are crazy loud which i dont want i want quiet ones . Any info would be great thanks in advance
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,479
South Puget Sound, WA
Lots of threads here about moving the heat. One thing we have learned though is that it is often more effective to blow cooler air, low, toward the warm. I would recommend taking a regular 12" table fan and putting it on the floor, in the cooler area, pointed toward the stove. Run it on low speed and see if that makes a nice difference. If it does, you have a solution and can either live with the simple fix or make it more permanent.
 

budman

Minister of Fire
Nov 13, 2006
620
Valley Cottage,NY
Penn fan,got it at Mcmaster-carr.com
 

Chrism

Feeling the Heat
Oct 8, 2009
326
Eastern PA
woodmiser is the fan quiet and does it move the air pretty good ?
 

woodmiser

Feeling the Heat
Oct 20, 2011
390
Garnet Valley, PA
I don't know. I just looked it up and posted it. I use a Lasko table fan from the 80's. It's very quiet.
 

Chrism

Feeling the Heat
Oct 8, 2009
326
Eastern PA
lol i just think its nuts to have the living room and kitchen 81 degrees and have to put the electric heat on in the bedrooms at night
 

project240

Member
Nov 30, 2010
150
Alberta
Chrism said:
lol i just think its nuts to have the living room and kitchen 81 degrees and have to put the electric heat on in the bedrooms at night

I have the same problem. Our master bedroom is the furthest room from our stove. The entire house is nice and warm except for the bedroom. There has been some days when our bedroom is under 60 degrees and the living room is 80. I've got a fan blowing at the end of the hall which helps, but doesn't solve the problem. I'd love to put a vent or fan from the living room to the bedroom, except we have oak wall paneling that I don't really want to touch.
 

Chrism

Feeling the Heat
Oct 8, 2009
326
Eastern PA
I'm putting a register in the ceiling with an in-line fan connected to dryer hose, route it to bedrooms but instead of a switch I'm hooking a single pole electric thermostat so I'll will do that and keep everyone posted. I started the process tonight I taped a thermometer to the ceiling to see what temperature difference there was from the floor to the ceiling 5 to 6 degree difference. Never thought I'd be happy to have cathedral ceilings but that cathedral traps the heat so it will work to my benefit.
 

woodmiser

Feeling the Heat
Oct 20, 2011
390
Garnet Valley, PA
Chrism said:
I'm putting a register in the ceiling with an in-line fan connected to dryer hose, route it to bedrooms but instead of a switch I'm hooking a single pole electric thermostat so I'll will do that and keep everyone posted. I started the process tonight I taped a thermometer to the ceiling to see what temperature difference there was from the floor to the ceiling 5 to 6 degree difference. Never thought I'd be happy to have cathedral ceilings but that cathedral traps the heat so it will work to my benefit.

Might be best to have a high and low vent. Fan in the low blowing the cold room air out. The upper vent will let warm air in to replace the cool air you are blowing out.

Our master bathroom is one of the farthest rooms from the stove room. I'm installing a programmable electric wall heater in there just to keep the chill off. I don't mind spending a few bucks to make my wife happy.

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Jackfre

Burning Hunk
Oct 3, 2011
143
N CA
I would recommend the Air-Share. Made by www.tjernlund.com Good company and they make floor to floor as well as room to room units. They have been used extensively in the HVAC industry, but should get better play in hearth. As soon as I get my stove installed I'll be putting on in to move heat from the living room to the sun room.
 
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