I have a masonry fireplace and I just removed an old woodstove insert that sat in front of the fireplace opening. I really like the way the fireplace looks now without the woodstove so I'm thinking of putting doors and a blower in the opening. (The blower is the kind where the doors sit on top and I think you can burn with the doors closed.) In addition I want to put in a return air vent in this room and tap into my current return air vent down the hall which is about 40 feet away. The blower I am looking at is rated at 40,000 BTU's.
I guess I have three questions.
1. Will a blower and additional return ductwork do much in terms of heating my 1600 sf house, and 2. if so, do I need a fan in the duct work? and 3. If I use a blower, do the doors need a damper?
I'm trying to be as efficient as possible.
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