• Fireplace Information

    Understanding BTU’s

    So what exactly is a BTU? A BTU, otherwise know as a “British Thermal Unit” is the amount of heat required to raise 1 pound of water 1 degree Fahrenheit. All Gas appliances are rated in BTU’s/hr input. Depending on the design and efficiency of the fireplace, a certain proportion of the heat generated from burning ends up as useful heat in the room (Heat Output), while some portion is lost to vents and chimneys (Flue Loss). All Valor fireplaces are tested and certified to Heater standards and therefore are rated for Heat Output. BTU’s are determined when the fireplace has a full fire, without optional blowers and after the…