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VALIANT VENTUM III Stove Fan

4.69 out of 5 based on 61 customer ratings
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£88.00 £74.45

  • Unique triple blade design
  • Produces less drag than a 4 blade fan but more thrust than a 2 blade
  • Ultra low 45°C starting temperature – perfect for early starting
  • Maximum air flow – blows up to 420 feet/minute
  • Thermally controlled actuator for optimum Peltier performance
  • Dynamically balanced fan for unrivalled motor life, balance & output
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The Valiant Ventum III stove fan is the latest stove fan by Valiant.  Valiant is a company based in the UK with a stellar reputation in the stove fan market.  They began by introducing a small two-blade model, and slowly expanded their offering from there.  The Ventum III represents the culmination of literally years of excellent engineering and design (all done in the UK).

 

The Problem With Wood Stoves

Valiant Ventum 3 Specs TableWood stoves are wonderful, and millions of people rely on them for home heating.  The only real problem they suffer is the fact that they do an excellent job of heating the area immediately around the stove, the rest of the room is notably cooler.  This is where stove fans come into play.  They help by moving the air about the room, evening out the temperature, and resulting in much greater efficiency in your wood stove and less fuel used.

 

The best part, however, is the fact that this line of stove fan manages to do all of that without relying on any external power source.  You read that correctly.  No batteries and no power cord needed.  You might be wondering how it works then, with no power source.  The answer is rather interesting.  It utilizes the heat from the stove itself to power the fan.  That’s right.  The same heat that the fan is designed to move around the room also provides the power that runs the fan.

 




 

Details About the Valiant Ventum III

The Ventum III is a tri-bladed fan.  The engineers at Valiant discovered that a tri-bladed fan produces less drag than a four-bladed one (but more thrust than their original two-blade design), which boosts its performance overall, and it shows.  The Ventum III is the best, most powerful fan they’ve ever made.  Here are the technical specifications at a glance:

 

  • Massive air circulation – the fan moves a mind boggling 420 CFM (cubic feet per minute)
  • Ultra low starting temperature of 45 degrees Celsius (maximum operating temperature of 320 degrees Celsius)
  • Dynamic balancing gives the fan unparalleled motor life, air circulation and motor life
  • Extremely low weight (only 535g!)
  • Small footprint and profile (199mm high, and 180mm wide)

Valiant ventum 3 packaging and the user manual

The fan is packaged securely along with a user manual in 6 languages.


Valiant ventum 3 peltier and the motor

The Peltier module is pressed between two sections of the fan. While the bottom section quickly gets very hot, the top section remains significantly cooler thanks to its construction. This way a temperature difference is created on both sides of the Peltier module generating electricity.


Valiant ventum 3 ridged fins

The cooling fins of the fan’s top section are ridged, increasing their surface area to ensure a maximum temperature difference for the Peltier module.


Valiant ventum 3 front blades mounting screw

If the blades get bent or damaged they can create noise and/or wobbling. They can be easily replaced using a small Allen key. Replacement blades can be purchased from our store.


The valiant ventum 3 motor mounting

The Ventum 3 motor is securely mounted with two screws to prevent wobbling. Easy access to both screws ensure simple replacement of the motor in the unlikely event of failure.


Bi-metal safety device of the valiant ventum 3

A bi-metallic strip is fitted in the bottom of the Ventum3, which works as an effective safety device. At 250 centigrade the strip bends tilting the fan, which protects the Peltier and motor from overheating.
 


Pros & Cons

At the time of the writing of this review, the Ventum III was priced at 94.99 (pounds sterling).  That makes it fairly pricey as stove fans go, and may put it out of reach for some potential customers.  The other thing to keep in mind is this:  As we mentioned, this fan pushes an impressive 420 cubic feet of air per minute.  At that rate, this is much more stove fan than many people will wind up needing.  If you have a smaller space, then you’ll almost certainly be better off by getting a smaller, less robust stove fan.  The Valiant two-blade fan would be an excellent choice if this describes your situation.  If, however, you have an expansive space, say, either a single large room or if you’re leaving the doors open to the rest of your home and want to heat the whole thing, then the Ventum III may be the perfect stove fan for you.

You simply can’t go wrong with Valiant products.  The company takes great pride in their work, their engineering is top notch and the quality of their fans speaks for itself.  They offer an impressive two year warranty on their products as well, so even if you weren’t certain about the quality, that fact should put your mind at ease.  That, taken together with their world class customer service, makes the entire Valiant product line a safe bet.

 

 

61 reviews for VALIANT VENTUM III Stove Fan

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Exceeded expectations. This compact fan delivers exactly what it promises, and the benefit of the high volume airflow are felt surprisingly quickly. Customer service from Stove Fan Reviews was exceptional, going the extra mile to research my stove and provide substantive advice.

  2. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Not quite up to 500 cubic feet as specified but it does work pretty well, thanks

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Has transformed the warmth of the room, and we are very pleased with it. Also appeals to my inner anorak as I explain to visitors how it works…

  4. 5 out of 5

    Excellent fan & does exactly what it says on the tin. Cheapest place on the web to buy it here too!!!

  5. 3 out of 5

    Not that impressed. it dose circulate the heat but not very far.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Delivery was speedy and the fan does all that can be expected of it. Unfortunately there is a slight but audible hum which can be annoying when all else is quiet. Hence the 4 stars.

  7. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Works really quickly, spreads the warm air throughout the room. Ideal!

  8. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Service was excellent. Quick, easy, good communication and fast delivery.
    Product; to early to assess properly but a compact unit that sits neatly on the stove. The air movement it creates doesn’t feel particularly strong but after a couple of nights with the fire lit the room feels like it warms up a bit quicker. The wall on the same side as the fan stays noticeably cooler than the other side which indicates it is moving the heat into the room. So far so good.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Quiet stove fan . Stove fan reviews were very helpful in offering advice. Room does seem warmer. Good price

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have two small wood burning stoves and I bought this for one of them. I’m really pleased with the way it works and how it disperses the heat so I then bought a second for my other stove.

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Product exceeded expectations, the warmth of the woodburner now spreads through the room

  12. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Really good fan, we have a 7m dining room and the warm air is sent to the end very easily. Seems more powerful than other fans I have viewed at friends houses. I picked this fan for its volume and it does not dissapoint

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great product and service from stove fan reviews.

  14. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Arrived promptly, works well and silently. We’re pleased with it and have recommended it to others.

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I am pleased and satisfied with the Ventum 3.Worried when i return to the room,and see the temperature high.I remove the fan, and place a cheap £10 desk top fan on the hearth,blowing into the side of the fire.The gain in heat is tremendous, the brickwork cools,then I return to the Ventum. Both are used as required!

  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Bought the Ventum 3 as a gift for someone who had just moved into a new house. Apparently it does just what it says i.e. Moves the heat to all corners of the room and beyond. Excellent.

  17. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Makes a noticeable difference to the spread of the warmth distribution throughout the room.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Very satisified. Did a bit of research and thought this was the best model. 3 blades gives a better balance. Easy to get to work. Out of the box and on the stove. Starts turning at relatively low heat. Gives great circulation for a small fan. Room is 5m by 6 m so a large room. I an sure that it significantly increases efficency of the stove. Very happy. Got as package with thermomiter and moisture metre. Thermomiter interesting to watch and I guess helps with control. I have recommended to friends.

  19. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Initially, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought I would feel a “blast” of hot air much like an electric fan heater. But it’s far more subtle than that. As the stove heats up the fan starts to spin and the room has a more ambient increase of heat throughout the room. Definitely works and well made, I agree with others glad I went for the 3 blade option.

  20. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent Fan. Best price around. Promp delivery. What’s not to like?

  21. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Silent most of the time, except when coming up to speed and when slowing down. Does what it says on the box!
    I’m using it to push heat out into hall/rest of house very effective

  22. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent product which arrived quickly. Out of the box one of the blades was twisted but this was easily  corrected with a slight bend  ensuring it was the same as the others and not touching the frame

    Smaller than expected which in my case was good as the top on my stove is round leaving litttle room to the side of the flue pipe to position.Works  well to distribute the stove heat around the room  and almost silent .  One of the Best stove fans on the market and nice to look at compared to most.

  23. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    There has been an immediate benefit to the warmth of the room and in the amount of fuel we burn – which means we are saving money! I wish I had got this product earlier. In addition it looks good on the stove and is extremely quiet.

     

  24. 4 out of 5

    Small, good looking and makes less noise than our last one – seems to push the hot air further than our old 2 blade model and does a good job of removing heat from the Inglenook and pushing it into the room.

  25. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The fan arrived very quick, next day, which was great. I'm very pleased with its performance. It seems to do a good job of pushing hot air out of my living room and into the rest of the house. This keeps the temperature in the living room at a more reasonable temperature and gets the temperature up in the adjoining rooms, which was the plan. So very pleased!

  26. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Chose this fan to sit on top of our GAS stove after doing some research. Very prompt delivery, well packaged. Just take out of the box, place on stove and turn the fire on! Definitely spreads the heat and we have had the fire on a lower setting. Also an interesting talking point. I can't hear any sound from it. 

  27. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This Valient Ventum 111 fan certainly pushes the heat around my large double sized room. The room warms up quicker and the heat still blows out even when the fire has died down! I am very satisfied with this purchase, the initial vey slight noise the fan made has now stopped and I couldn't imagine life without it!

  28. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Works really well: just a bit of mechanical rattle from the motor which we wish wasn't there. Maybe it will settle down with use.  Our stove is in a large open-plan area of the house (at one end of a room around 30ft x 15ft and open to the rest of the downstairs) and the fan certainly helps redistribute the heat around it – happy to recommend it.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Really makes a difference to the heat in the room. and at an excellent price. The customer service is exceptional.

  30. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Earlier this year I bought a cheap, 2 bladed fan for my wood burning stove and was so pleased I wanted to add another with a greater air moving capacity. The device arrived within 36 hours of placing the order and have used it for 3 days. It (the fan) starts quickly and my wife (in bare feet) reports that she can feel the draft over 8 ft distant. I know that the hot air is being moved because the mantel shelf, directly above the stove, no longer overheats. In short a product that does what the advert says.

  31. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have had a 7kw multi-fuel stove since Oct 2010.  As with everyone else, quite disappointing performance from my stove – which is set in the old fire place and it took a long time to warm up the room.  Heat is trapped within the fire place / lower chimney breast, under the register plate.  Absolutely delighted with my Ventum III which arrived within 24 hrs of ordering.  Fan starts turning within 5 minutes of lighting the stove.  After 1 hour, ambient room temperature has risen by 7 degs C in the living room (59.63 cubic metres) and in the adjoining kitchen (38.83 cubic metres).  After 2 hours, there is a noticeable warm draught going up the stairs (off the kitchen) and by 'bed time' the landing is also several degrees warmer (not measured).  I have never experienced this performance in the years I have owned a stove.  Anything less than 420 ft/min air movement may not have been sufficient to produce this quite impressive performace.  I am definitely burning less fuel so far this year but it's far too early yet to tell exactly how much less – I am hoping for 50% fuel saving over the dark months, which I believe will be comfortably achieveable.  Like others, I could hear the fan turning but not an obstusive sound – drip of silicone lubricant (on a meat skewer) silenced this very minor annoyance.  This is an impressive little fan – definitely 5-stars – it really works and really works WELL – it'll pay for itself by the end of the season in fuel savings.

  32. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I was unsure about getting a fan for the stove but really glad that I did and the Ventum III is excellent and the service from Stove Fan Reviews was superb. The fan is quiet and really pushes the heat out into the room.

  33. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This was an upgrade to my ageing ecofan, it seemed quite fantastic the difference the quoted volume of air this fan will move, I’m pleased to report they are probably true.

    Starts a good 2 mins before my ecofan, shifts at least double the air, this is a great improvement.

  34. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I bought this fan to use with an EFEL, 12 kwH wood-burning stove.  I also have a two bleaded EcoFan.  The Ventum III spins much faster and moves much more air and heat into the room.  Great fan.

  35. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Simple, elegant design and very effective – our lounge, hallway and upstairs now warm up quicker and get more benefit from our stove, with less wood used! The blades seem quite delicate so, if like me you have small children, don't leave lying around when not in use! My father commented on how very quiet the fan is when in use. Would definitely recommend this model, esp with 2 year warranty, UK made and good price.

  36. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent product. Quality finish, quiet, unobtrusive and pushes the heat out into the room. No more cold feet!

  37. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent fan and does exactly what it is supposed to do, Has made a great differance to all the rooms as airflow now penertrates.

    Would reccomend the fan and company to anyone a pleasure to deal with.

  38. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Amazing. I was sceptical as we've knocked down so may walls our downstairs is completely open plan and we always had the heating on. This fan has changed that. No more heating on, it's fantastic. Great British engineering. Well done. Fab product. 

  39. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great fan.  Pretty quiet, looks good and really pushes the warm air around our room. Highly recommended.

  40. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    “I had been considering buying a stove fan for some time as I live in a barn conversion with a wood burner in a large room with a high ceiling. After some consideration I decided on the Valiant Ventum III as the best specification for the price. It was a good choice; the three blade fan is well balanced, silent running and has noticeably improved the heat distribution in the room. An excellent result from quite a small unit plus it’s a talking point for visitors. I’m very pleased with the fan and would recommend it to others.” Tony, December 2016.

  41. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Quiet and efficient. Even if it only increases effectiveness by 10% it's worth it. 

  42. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Arrived on time, works better than our previous purchase from Groupon.  Starts at a low temperature. Pleased with the purchase 

     

  43. 5 out of 5

    Great communication with fast response time. I had order the wrong fan and they corrected my mistake and then sent me a fresh invoice for the exact amount. The fan was just as described and I'm more than happy with it. I just can't believe how quiet it actually is. Very fast postage which I was able to track as well. I would use this company again. 

  44. 4 out of 5

    Arrived quickly and works a treat.  Quiet and works well.   Expensive, but after much research this one seemed the best value.

  45. 5 out of 5

    Very happy with my purchase and also the combo items with thermometer and cleaning-spray. The Ventum 3 certainly makes a difference in our 40 sqm lounge and distributes the heat effectively all around. The small humming noise is barely noticeable. I would however like some more explanations why and where the optimal placement of it needs to be on the stove. Currently, I have the propeller going clockwise placed on top front left corner of the stove. How about video on the website?

  46. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The Ventium3 is a working stove fan, it does circulate the heat. In comparison to other manufactured stove fans I totally agree with Stove Fan Reviews findings, this model workes extremely well, better than some other makes. This is partially due to this models design of fan which is very efficient at moving air. Many thanks to the company Valiant who on request helped resolve an anoying light flicker which was visible on the fans blades reflecting light from a window. Because of the warranty I've no doubt i should be very happy with this purchase.

  47. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    As well as being very efficient, the fan is well designed and aesthetically pleasing! When not in use, it takes pride of place on our mantelpiece. The fan circulates heat from our Stovax wood burner very well and I bought the 2 blade version for my parents who have a shallow gap above their stove and they are very happy with that too!!

  48. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent fan. My stove is incased in soapstone and this fan is ideal as has a low start up temperature. Impressed with service received from stove fan reviews.com. Product arrived promptly and at a good price. Would definately use again.

  49. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I ordered this on Monday and it arrived on Tuesday, does the job perfectly and very quiet when running. I would highly recommend Stove Fan Reviews, they are the cheapest and the service is second to none!

  50. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Set up this fan after Christmas. We wanted a fan that would spread the heat from our Highlander 10 stove around the house. So far, so good. Amazingly quiet.

  51. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very good build quality, like most things, you pay for what you get, this fan is well worth the money.

  52. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Good price and delivery was quick and efficient.   The room does feel warmer using the fan but I was expecting /hoping to feel warmer if that makes sense.  Fan is very quiet and does not disturb me even when the TV is off.  

  53. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Circulates the air very well BUT it is not silent. The high pitched noise is annoying. Still in two minds whether to return

  54. 5 out of 5

    Excellent fan, wisper quiet and certainly moves the heat from around the stove.

  55. 4 out of 5

    Well made piece of kit which does make a noticeable difference to the room temperature.

    Runs very quietly, barely audible. The stove makes more noise!

    A bit pricey for what it is though.

  56. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Still playing around with the best position for this fan and have tried it on two different woodstoves.  The first is a modern 4.5Kw woodstove in the corner of a large open area.  There is not that much space on the woodstove so ended up positioning it slightly to the front of the flue which instructions say is not the optimal position.  However fan started after the first burn and it was notable that the heat distributed a lot faster and further than would otherwise be the case.  The second 5.5Kw woodstove is more of a challenge as it is double sided and sits in the middle of the fireplace.  The concern here was that the fan would cease operating after a while because of the accumulated heat in the chimney breast.  However this proved groundless and again the fan started after the first burn.  Because of the nature of the fireplace being set back the airflow from the fan not quite as effective than in the open arrangement however the north facing room we had it pointed to was notably warmer further from the fireplace.

    I have knocked a star off not because of the effectiveness of the fan but the fact that from the rear it is not particularly good looking.  Not an issue if positioned in a corner or you never see the back but very noticeable on our double fronted woodstove.

  57. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent service. Fan arrived within 36 hours of ordering.

    Whisper  quiet when running and starts at a surprisingly low temperature – about 10 mins or so after lighting the stove.

    Can't  comment on the actual volume of air moved , but it certainly evens out the temperature  over the whole room.

    Appears to be well made and is quite unobtrusive as  the black fan colour blends in well with our black stove.

    I would recommend  this product and the seller

  58. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Fan arrived quickly and efficiently after having to change delivery date. 

    Looks good and deffinitely makes all the room the same temperature it even allows us to leave the room door open for the heat to reach upstairs. 

    Would recomend to friends 🖒

  59. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great little device!!! 

    Compact, surprisingly quick starting and quiet. It really does tick all the boxes as a stove fan. No hesitation in recommending it.

  60. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Seems to be well engineered.

    Works well in distributing the hot air around a fairly large room from what is only a 5kw wood stove 

    Too early to say whether it is reducing our wood consumption 

  61. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    After a week of use I can say we are happy with the ventum 111, it is quiet and does move the air around the room making the atmosphere warmer, not nessasarilly increasing the temperature of the fire outcome, just making the room more pleasant.

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