Ecofan™ Airmax Non-Electric Wood Stove Fan
No electricity needed. Stirling Motor.
· 150 CFM output
· Dual Heat Controllers in the base to help prevent overheating
· Thermal Enhancement Wings to generate extra power
· 9” tri-blade delivers broad range of warm air
· One year warranty
· Made in Canada
How does the Ecofan work?
The Ecofan generates its own electricity through the difference in temperature. The base must make contact with a heat source of at least 150ºF (65°C) and the top of the fan must remain cool. The Ecofan needs to draw cooler air from behind in order to operate. The actual rotation of the blade as well as the cooler air and the heat source are the essential elements needed for the Ecofan to operate.
Where should I place my Ecofan?
Be sure to position the Ecofan on a smooth flat surface on your stovetop near the side or back of the stove where cooler air can be drawn from behind and over the cooling fins. Do not place your Ecofan in the center of the stove or in front of the stovepipe or at the front of the stove.
What temperature does the surface need to reach in order to operate?
The Ecofan will start to rotate once the base of the fan has reached a temperature of 150ºF (65°C).
What is the recommended surface temperature of the stove?
The optimal running temperature of the Ecofan Origanal and Ecofan Airmax for woodstoves, is the same as the recommneded safe operating temperatures of wood stoves between 450°F to 600°F (205°C to 345°C). Relocate your Ecofan to a cooler spot if your stovetop exceeds 650°F (345°C). The Ecofan GS’s optimal running temperature is between 150°F to 300°F (65°C to 150°C) Operating above the recommended temperature may be hazardous due to excessive blade speed. In order to prevent this, Caframo has fabricated an over speed protector that will activate and slow the speed of the blade down. The Ecofan GS should then be relocated to a cooler position where the over speed protector will be reset and protection will be in place.
How do I know if my stove is too hot?
We recommend the use of a stove top thermometer to ensure good stove saftey. For wood stove Ecofans, Ecofan Original and Ecofan Airplus; the heat sensitive spring on the base of the fan will gently tilt the fan as your stove's temperature increases to help protect it from overheating. Relocate your Ecofan to a cooler spot on your stove if the surface temperature exceeds 650°F (345°C). The Ecofan GS is specifically designed for use on gas stoves or stoves with a surface temperature between 150°F (65°C) and 300°F (150°C). If the Ecofan GS is placed on a surface hotter than 300°F (150°C), the built-in overheat protector will activate. This will cause the unit to slow down to protect itself. If this happens, simply move the Ecofan GS to a cooler spot on the stove top and the overheat protector will reset automatically.
Can I use the Ecofan on a fireplace?
Unfortunately no, the Ecofan generates its own electricity through temperature differential. The base must make contact with a heat source of at least 150ºF and the top of the fan must remain cooler. The Ecofan needs to draw cooler air from behind in order to operate.
Can I use the Ecofan on a fireplace insert?
Yes, but placement is key. Again the fan needs to draw cooler air from behind to operate and the surface on which the Ecofan Orignal and Ecofan Airplus is placed should never exceed 650°F (345°C). The surface on which the Ecofan GS is placed should never exceed 300°F (150°C).
How should I store my Ecofan during the off-season?
Once the Ecofan is placed properly on your woodstove there is no need to move it. We recommend leaving it in its position on top of the stove year round. If you want to remove it for any reason, please take care to store it in a location where it cannot be knocked over or dropped.
What type of maintenance if any will my Ecofan require?
The Ecofans have been designed to operate maintenance free. If you would like to clean your Ecofan, use a detergent free cloth to wipe down the extrusions.