One of the greatest and most unique aspects of the Ecofan Airplus wood stove fan is that it's heat-powered - that is, it doesn't utilize electricity. Rather, as the name implies, it's heat-powered. Being that I have limited electricity, with only a couple of solar panels, an insufficient battery supply and a gas-guzzling generator, I wouldn't be able to afford to run an electric fan to circulate the heat the from the wood stove throughout my house. Without a non-electric option like the Ecofan Airplus, I would be out of luck. My only alternatives then would have been either to move the gargantuan stove or to install a second, supplementary stove on the opposite end of the house. And still I'd be wasting much of the heat - and therefore wood supply - from my inefficient wood heating setup.
It's Energy Efficient
Because the EcofanAirplus Heat-Powered Fan for wood stove use circulates the heat produced by the stove throughout my home, I burn less wood, which is a huge cost-savings to me, not to mention a savings on my environmental impact.
The heat circulating throughout the home also keeps me much more comfortable at home, which, since I work at home, translates into me being more efficient and productive in my work.
One of the hardest parts of any home to heat, off-the-grid or on, are the floors, What with heat rising and the ground below freezing, the entire lower portion of the home is always cold, and therefore my body from the calves down was always cold. But the Ecofan Airplus circulates the heat from the stove down to the floor to mix with the cold air which then rises and moves about the house. So not only does the Ecofan Airplus keep the temperature at the opposite end of the house from the stove as warm and comfortable as the area right up close to the stove, but it keeps my feet as warm as my head.