Why We Favour and Recommend Valor Fireplaces to Victoria Residents
Valor manufactures superior gas fireplaces, and is a brand we endorse here at Flametech. They’ve been keeping families warm since 1890 and their longevity is a result of their commitment to continually setting new standards within the industry. They are constantly refining the energy efficiency and comfort control of their fireplaces, and they offer unique styles, trim and accessories that will blend with any decor.
Why We Choose Valor
All types of heating are not created equal, and what separates Valor gas fireplaces from the rest is radiant heat. Radiant heat offers comfortable, healthy and the most natural form of heating source available. The sun is an example of radiant heat, which heats by moving in straight lines. This warms all object in it’s path which in turn act as small heat conductors and multiply the warmth.
Energy efficiency is a big reason to consider installing a Valor fireplace in your home. Direct vent sealed combustion gas fireplaces eliminate any unwanted drafts and/or heat loss. The remote pilot ignition system allows you to turn the pilot on and off, saving fuel and money. Zone heating saves energy costs by providing a steady and even heat in the spaces where you do most of your living. Valor’s self modulating system uses less energy to produce a beautiful and realistic flame. Engineered to circulate air through natural convection, Valor gas fireplaces are highly efficient without a fan. Installing a Valor gas fireplace is a great investment for the value it adds to your home.
Your forced air heating system distributes air from a central furnace unit through ducts to each room in your home. The furnace burner will cycle on and off often 3 to 4 times an hour depending on what temperature you set your thermostat to and it’s sensitivity. Cycle on times may be very short with burners shutting down before peak efficiency is even reached. This results in reduced efficiencies through cycling losses. Homeowners often close heat vents in unused rooms as a way to save on heating bills, but a more efficient way to keep warm is with a Valor gas fireplace that heats the space or zone that you mainly spend your time in. Special, lightweight steel and ceramic components heat up quickly and reach peak efficiency within minutes. Installing a Valor gas fireplace in one or more of your main living zones supplies increased comfort while reducing furnace usage in colder months and creating ideal use in Spring and Fall.
Explore the Options
- Zero clearance fireplaces allow zero clearance to combustible materials and are primarily installed in new home construction or as part of a home renovation project.
- Gas inserts are designed to be installed into existing masonry fireplace cavities, to convert a wood-burning or gas-log fireplace to either natural gas or propane.
- Freestanding resemble wood burning stoves and can replace existing wood burning stoves or be installed where there is no existing stove.
Widely recognized as industry leaders in advanced heat management, Valor has taken the concept of no power, no problem to the next level. Always the innovator, they have introduced a heat management system that redirects fireplace warmth to a higher elevation in the room. The design premise is to reduce surface temperature, especially when adding a wall mounted TV or heat sensitive material directly above a fireplace. By raising the heat outlet it improves conventional air flow which reduces wall temperatures and improves overall performance. This also allows warm air to be circulated back into the room at a higher elevation.
New safety standards require all gas fireplaces manufactured after January 1st 2015 to include safety screens to reduce the potential for accidental contact with hot glass surfaces. Rather than wait, Valor Fireplaces began equipping their product with protective screens as of January 2013, a full two years ahead of mandated compliance. It is recommended that an after market safety gate be installed to further keep little ones a safe distance away.
We hope that we have given you a few reasons to select Valor for your next gas fireplace. We’ve installed many Valor products in homes and we strongly recommend them for their efficiency and their radiant heat. Contact us today for more information on any Valor product.