• Fireplace Information

    Get To Know Your Valor Fireplace

    Getting to Know Your Fireplace – Tips for New/Existing Owners Introducing a new educational section on our website for new and existing Valor gas fireplace owners. The new page provides a simple guide for basic features, control options, servicing and more. This tool should benefit staff, reps and dealers – as well as our new and existing customer base. Topics include: How do I turn my Valor fireplace ON and OFF? How do I adjust flame heights in my fireplace? What is the 6 Hour Turndown feature? What is the 5 Day Pilot Shutdown feature? What other features are available with my remote? Remote/Handset Location and Set Temperatures How do…

  • Fireplace Information

    How Do I Turn My Fireplace On and Off?

    Turning the Fireplace ON There are 2 easy ways to get started with your Valor fireplace – use either the standard handheld remote control or the optional Valor wall switch. When using your remote control, hold down the OFF and large flame button simultaneously. You will hear a beep, which starts the activation sequence – release the buttons at this point. Once the pilot light ignites, the flames will turn to full fire and remain in “Manual Mode”. When operating from your Valor wall switch, press the ON/OFF button and your pilot will ignite and turn the flame to high fire. Turning the Fireplace OFF Easily shut down your fireplace…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    How To Bring More Natural Light Into The Home

    Do you find that your home feels dark and without many sources of natural light on a regular basis? Well, it’s time to solve this problem and light up the home to make it feel bright and cheerful. It’s been said that the more light you let into your home, the better you will feel day to day and it can increase your mood which is a huge plus. The tough part can be how figuring out how to bring more of that beautiful natural light into your home. Luckily, it can be done with a few changes to the home, so keep reading to find out how to bring…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    5 Tips To Make Your Space Feel Inviting

      Creating a space might be easy, but making it feel inviting or welcoming can be the difficult part. This is because it can be easy to furnish and organize a room to your liking but it is likely that within that process you can forget to add certain things to the room that will make it appear comfortable while looking designer. So, the important thing to learn is to find a balance between your design scheme and creating an inviting space that will encourage guests and family to relax. To make things a bit easier, we have gathered the top 5 tips to make your space feel more inviting,…

  • Home Design & Decor

    3 DIY Home Pallet Projects

    While wood pallets may appear to be simple and industrial, they actually make great project material for items within the home. You can make furniture, accent walls, storage and even outdoor seating that will have a unique handmade look to it. The best part is you will be saving money and the environment by re-purposing materials that would most likely end up unused in the end.  Check out the 3 DIY projects you can create with pallets below:   DIY Pallet Wall: If you’re looking for a unique feature wall within your home, you should consider using pallets to create a wood textured wall that will stand out in any room.…

  • Fireplace Safety

    Fireplace Safety Tips

    Before we begin we should note that fireplace surfaces, in particular, the glass viewing window, are extremely hot during operation and will remain hot for a period of time after the fireplace is turned off. Please ensure your fireplace has cooled before inspecting the unit. Barrier Screens – Included with Every Purchase Included with your purchase, a Valor Barrier Screen is recommended at all times. Install an approved aftermarket safety barrier gate (as shown above) to keep toddlers, young children, and at-risk individuals a safe distance from the fireplace. Important Tips to Remember Keep furniture, draperies and other objects at least 36″ clear from the front of the fireplace. Keep…

  • Home Design & Decor

    Home Decorating With Black

    Black can seem like an intimidating color to decorate with when it comes to home design. However, black can make quite a statement and when used in the right setting can make your home stand out above the rest. The most important part of decorating with such a bold color is to find a balance within the home and to use it in combination with other colors and styles.   Keep reading to find out the best ways to decorate with black within the home: Use Black Within A Small Space The shade of black can do amazing things for a small space or room. This is because it’s bold, dramatic…

  • Fireplace Information

    Why is my Fireplace Manual Important?

    While instruction manuals might be something you usually just throw in the nearest drawer, your Valor fireplace’s manual contains important safety, servicing, and future reference material. We would highly suggest reading your manual before the initial operation to learn about the many benefits and features associated with your Valor fireplace. What can I learn from my manual? Fireplace safety information – barrier screens, viewing glass & more Lighting instructions Fireplace operation methods Cleaning your fireplace Checking pilot and burner flames Remote & wall switch operation Replacing the batteries in your remote or receiver Fireplace servicing What to do if you smell gas Wall clearances & other dimensional information Fireplace Warranty…

  • Food & Recipes

    Homemade Mini Donuts

    There is nothing better than the smell of fresh, hot donuts as you walk around the summer fairground or around a local sporting event. But what if you could bring that smell and taste home and make your own homemade mini donuts? Not only are these yummy treats easy to make, you can bake them to avoid the mess of oil and frying. Before you know it, your home will have that familiar delicious smell and you have a homemade batch of mini donuts that can be shared with guests or family. Keep reading to find out how to make your own homemade mini donuts:   Ingredients Needed: 2/3 Cups…

  • Home Design & Decor

    How To Choose The Perfect Dining Table

    Choosing and buying a dining room table can be a difficult task for a few reasons. One of the bigger reasons is the current number of table options that currently exist in the market and trying to narrow it down to your favorite table or set. The other big reason is when you’re trying to find a dining table it needs to check a few boxes such as size, seating, and even practicality or it might just not work in your space. So, to help you choose the perfect table we have gathered some tips that can be applied when you’re ready to make the big decision. Keep reading to find…