How a cheap stove fan boosted my log burner's heat output

A Tomersun stove fan on my log burner
The Tomersun stove fan atop my log burner (Image credit: Future / Amy Willis)

After installing a new log burner in my newly renovated kitchen-diner, I soon found a stove fan would push the heat into the room and help make the most of our investment.

Without one, much of heat produced by the log burning stove was rising and disappearing up the chimney flue — a total waste of logs, money and effort. It was becoming more of an expensive ornament than a heat source.

Amy Willis
Web Editor

Amy spent over a decade in London editing and writing for The Daily Telegraph, MailOnline, and before moving to East Anglia where she began renovating a period property in rural Suffolk. During this time she also did some TV work at ITV Anglia and CBS as well as freelancing for Yahoo, AOL, ESPN and The Mirror. When the pandemic hit she switched to full-time building work on her renovation and spent nearly two years focusing solely on that. She's taken a hands-on DIY approach to the project, knocking down walls, restoring oak beams and laying slabs with the help of family members to save costs. She has largely focused on using natural materials, such as limestone, oak and sisal carpet, to put character back into the property that was largely removed during the eighties. The project has extended into the garden too, with the cottage's exterior completely re-landscaped with a digger and a new driveway added. She has dealt with de-listing a property as well as handling land disputes and conveyancing administration.