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How do the two Valiant Ventum stove fans compare?

What is the difference between the Valiant Ventum 3 and its smaller brother the Ventum 2? Well, basically, it’s simply smaller, i.e. the difference can be easily spotted from first glance at the box. The bigger fan’s box dimensions are just 5% larger. Both fans are secured by an outer, and then an inner box, …

Four SmartFan Stove Fan Models – Which Do I Need?

How do the four SmartFan stove fan models vary? The Dublin based company IQ Design specialises in inventing, designing and introducing plenty of fireplace accessories that are truly awesome in many aspects.  Take their stove fan, its design and idea is so different and spectacularly unique; it cannot be mistaken for any other model.  Their revolutionary …

Wood or Pellet Stove?

Wood or Pellet Stove: All the Answers You Need To Make the Right Decision There are an increasing number of inquiries about pellet stoves and wood burning stoves. The truth is, at the end of the day, your unique situation, location, and preferences will be the deciding factors and not what other people tell you …

Six Reasons To Buy A Wood Stove Thermometer

Improve safety of your stove With a visual representation of the stove temperature you can safely assure yourself that the internal temperature is not in the danger level which could cause a fire in the chimney.   Safeguards Firebox condition. Not only alerts you when the heat is too low but also shows when the …

The Stirling Engine: Amazing Invention!

Robert Stirling invented and patented the Stirling engine in 1816. It was known at the time as Stirling’s air engine and it was invented as an alternative to the atmospheric steam engine which was dominant at that time. It had the advantage of eliminating the need to use coal to create steam to drive a …

TEG Module and Seebeck Effect

What is a TEG Module? A TEG module stands for Thermo-electric Generator and is also called a Seebeck Generator. This is a device that is capable of converting heat energy into electric energy. They are used in a wide range of applications from detecting heat levels in ovens and stoves to production of electricity on …