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My wood stove heat isnt reaching through the house

The living room is 120 degrees! There's an entryway to the kitchen then to the hallway. Will a box fan help? Any other way to direct the heat? Vaminos hot living room. Spread the glory!

 
staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 9:40 PM on Nov. 16, 2012 in Home & Garden

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Answers (11)
  • I would try a box fan on low. :)
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 9:43 PM on Nov. 16, 2012

  • You can try running your furnace fan - not with heat, just the fan - it will spread the heat. Fan on high won't help - fan on low will - but if you can put it up it'll help more since heat rises, a fan on the floor won't be much help.
    idareyou

    Answer by idareyou at 10:27 PM on Nov. 16, 2012

  • Yeah a ceiling fan would be best but a box fan might work if you can get it up higher. my dad used to put one right next to the wood stove and blowing back towards the bedrooms cause ours was situated in the living room at the end of the hall so the living room, dining room and kitchen would be ROASTING but the back bedrooms would still be cold :P It was nice though to be in a warm house then go to your cooler room and go right to sleep :) I miss having a wood stove so much!
    DreainCO

    Answer by DreainCO at 10:32 PM on Nov. 16, 2012

  • Sure! Try it.
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 10:13 PM on Nov. 16, 2012

  • Or full blast facing the doorway but closer to the stove.
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 10:15 PM on Nov. 16, 2012

  • Ceiling fans in all rooms would work.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:14 AM on Nov. 17, 2012

  • That seemed to make things colder in the kitchen and hallway. Maybe full blast towards the stove?
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 10:12 PM on Nov. 16, 2012

  • No idea what a furnace fan is :)
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 10:51 PM on Nov. 16, 2012

  • Not sure if they make these for your type of wood burner, but when I was growing up, our fireplace holder for the burning logs was also a fan. The heat would get blown out & it seemed to circulate it enough that the main room didn't get overwhelmingly hot.

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:12 AM on Nov. 17, 2012

  • How long has it been on? If it's only been a day or two it might take a while for the heat to creep through...
    winterglow

    Answer by winterglow at 10:37 AM on Nov. 17, 2012