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Valiant PremiAIR, 4-Blade Heat-Powered Fan

4.88 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
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£80.00 £75.45

  • Compact design: only 199mm high to fit the tightest of spaces
  • Ultra low starting temperature – as low as 50°C – perfect for the latest cool-topped stoves
  • Unrivalled performance – pushing at a huge rate of 350 feet a minute
  • Thermally controlled actuator for optimum
  • Peltier performance
  • Dynamically balanced fan for unrivalled motor life, balance & output

Valiant Premiair Specifications TableThe Valiant Premium (PremiAIR) Stove Fan

The Valiant Premium Stove Fan is the latest (and most deluxe) model of stove fan from Valiant.  The company has a long and sterling reputation for making top quality stove fans, and this product is no exception.  The Valiant PremiAIR replaces the old Valiant 4-blade fan, which has been discontinued.  

 

 


What It Is & What It Does

Stove fans are an ingenious invention designed to help solve the biggest problem that people who use wood stoves for home heating encounter.  The problem can best be summarized as heat concentration.  The area immediately around the stove gets extremely warm (downright hot in many cases) while the rest of the room is cool, chilly, or even cold.  This, of course, prompts wood stove users to burn more fuel in an attempt to warm the room.  That’s where the stove fan comes into play. 
 


The Valiant PremiAIR packaging  with the user manual

As with all Valiant stove fans, this one comes in well-designed and secure packaging. The basic information is provided on the box and a more detailed manual, in four languages, is enclosed in a small booklet. It’s good practice to keep the box for at least two years while the warranty is in place, just in case there is a problem with the fan.
 


The fan blows the warm air away from the stove, helping it to circulate throughout the room, resulting in a more even room temperature.  The result is more efficient operation of your stove and less fuel burned. Now, the fuel savings would be eaten up in the additional costs of operating the fan if the fan used batteries or electricity in order to function, but it doesn’t.  It actually just uses the heat of the stove itself, so no external power source is required.  This innovation, more than anything else, is what takes the idea of the stove fan as a companion device from the level of simple curiosity to essential companion device.
 


The Valiant PremiAIR motor mounting is solid and robust

The motor is securely mounted directly on the fan’s body which reduces wobbling and is cleverly connected to the Peltier module so replacement of any part is simple and easy.


Unlike most stove fans, the Valiant Premium has an ultra-low startup temperature.  It activates at temperatures as low as 50 degrees Celsius (with a maximum operating temperature of 340 degrees Celsius).  Even better, it pushes air at the tremendous rate of 350 CFM (cubic feet per minute).  Best of all, it’s got an extremely low profile, and is significantly smaller than its predecessor, the Valiant 4-blade fan that it replaces.  This enables it to fit into low and very small openings, making it more useful and versatile (able to be used in conjunction with a wider variety of wood stoves). The newly designed fan is merely 20cm high, 18cm wide, and weighs a scant 0.55kg.  That might sound tiny (and it is), but you should know that this is NOT the smallest fan that Valiant makes, nor is it the fan that pushes the most air.  For that, you’ll want the Ventum III, which we cover in another article.
 


The Valiant PremiAIR motor mounting is easy accessable

Mechanical damage to the blades can happen if the fan falls, and in turn causes wobbling and noise. Fortunately, the fan blades can be easily released with an Allen key (not attached) and replaced.


Valiant designs and engineers all their products in the UK, and guarantees their workmanship for two full years, so you can purchase the fan without worry that it’ll break or malfunction as soon as you get it out of the box. Note that this is the priciest fan that Valiant makes.  It’s air moving capabilities make it ideal for very large rooms, or for people who want to leave doors open in adjoining rooms to warm the entire house.  If you have a small space to move air in, this will probably be too much fan for you, and as such, is not recommended.  For users interested in stove fans who have only a smallish space to contend with are recommended to consider the Valiant 2-blade fan as a good option.
 


The Valint PremieAIR motor is hold by two solid and easy accessible screws.

Despite four massive blades, the Philips screws on the motor mounting can be accessed on the fan’s front. The replacement of any interchangeable parts doesn’t require engineering skills and can be accomplished using simple and common tools.
 


Overall, given Valiant’s sterling reputation and world class customer service, the Valiant Premium stove fan is highly recommended, though again, unless you have a fairly large room to move the air around, it may well be the case that this is actually more fan than you need.  It’s a bit pricier than other models, but this is definitely a case of getting what you pay for.  

16 reviews for Valiant PremiAIR, 4-Blade Heat-Powered Fan

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This fan works really well when used on top of a stove in an alcove. The amount of heat put out in the room is noticeably more.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is the second one i purchased with having a double sided log burner, i wouldnt be without them, they do make a difference.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    We have 3m high ceilings where we run our lig burner. Quite a while passes before the thermometer on the othe side of the room starts to rise. Having read reviews from various places I came across this fan. Read the description on this and purchased one. I can say that it does exactly as described. Temperature on the other side of the room starts to rise shortly after the fan starts and whole room is more comfortable

  4. 5 out of 5

    First fan so can’t compare against other models. it’s our second winter of ownng a stove and had some good feedback on fans by people I know who have them. Fired up the stove and soon after the fan started doing its thing. I can say, hand on heart is that this really does help spread the heat. The stove does not protrude from the chimney breast and it is situated in our dining room (approx 25m2) with open arch to kitchen (approx 12m2) and conservatory (approx 14m”2).

    Bought as a kit with moisture reader and stove thermomoter, happy with all the items.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is a great fan.
    and I really recommend StoveFanReviews.com.
    Their website is really informative, their price was unbeatable, and the fan arrived the next day. Excellent service. Thanks.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    very impressed with this fan. moves the warm air into the room and is really effective

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is our second winter with a log burner but our first with a stove fan, fan starts working almost immediately and does spread the warmth around the room. Would recommend Stove Fan reviews, fan arrived promptly and at a competitive price.

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My husband is delighted with his Christmas present and we are all fascinated by watching the fan whizz round. We have a stove set in a wall between two big rooms. One of the rooms was always a bit cooler because of the design of the archway that the stove is set in. The fan is useful to direct more heat into the cooler room – both rooms are now equally warm.

  9. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great service, next day delivery on the purchase. really pleased with the product, starts at a low temperature, quiet running and makes a great difference in circulating the heat arund the room.

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Our house is much warmer when using the fan.

  11. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A well engineered and beautiful product; runs almost silently. It has reduced the cold spots in a large room with 10 foot ceilings. Only quibble is that even with a reduction in price it seems quite expensive for what it is.

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Used on a stove in a room with a high ceiling, there is a noticeable difference in how quickly the room warms up and how warm it stays. There is a gentle hum when the fan is working but it is not audible over the TV or radio. Also sends heat into the rest of the house so it feels like we are using our sove more efficiently.

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very impressed with the fan and the service.  I ordered the fan just before Christmas and it still came the next day!  I am amazed how this little fan has helped our 1885 built house stay warm and cosy.  There are no hot spots in the room, nor is there a marked cold change in temperature outside the room as there used to be.  The fan seems to circulate warm air so well that the rest of the house benefits.  Very pleased!

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    5* review from me! 

    Mad all the other positive reviews say really makes a difference to heat distribution. We've had our stove for 3 winters and the fan makes a noticeable difference. Highly recommend. Great service, it arrived in a couple of days. 

  15. 5 out of 5

    Great product , fast service and it works really well

  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    After being disappointed with the heat output of my wood burner stove in its first year, I eventually went searching for something to help.  I had resisted a fan as I felt it ruined the look of the stove but eventually after looking into it all succumbed.   First time it was used didn't really feel much impact however after more use it has definately improved the heat around a large lounge / diner / kitchen area.  I have a heat storage blocks above my stove so the fan takes awhile to get going as a consequence however I am overall much happier and as its an oval stove will buy another fan for next winter for the other side.

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