• Home & Lifestyle,  Home Design & Decor

    4 Tips For A Warm Home

    While it seems to be getting colder and colder outside, it’s important we keep our home nice and toasty warm. Now, you can easily bundle up with a sweater or two to avoid the cold temperatures, but why not find ways to warm up your house and keep it cozy for the whole family. Keep reading for 4 tips for a warm home: Utilize Curtains: Curtains can be a great item for keeping the heat in the home and they make a great modern accessory for most windows. Now, when it comes to keeping the heat in you’ll want to consider hanging thicker curtains or blackout curtains over the largest windows in the…

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    3 Simple Tricks To Make Your Home Feel Modern

    It can feel intimidating to update or renovate your home, so it’s a great idea to start making small upgrades around the home to build your skills and to help you gain confidence for larger projects. These simple tricks add a nice touch to the home and they are easy changes to make. Keep reading to for 4 simple tricks to make your home feel modern: Air Vents: Floor air vents may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to home upgrades. However, these grates can have a brassy, undesirable finish and can be quite noticeable depending on where they’re located in the home. For a quick, cost-effective update…

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    Advantages of Radiant Heat

    A lot of people wonder, what makes a Valor fireplace different than all of the others out there? Some might think it’s the unique looks of our fires, some might attribute the fronts and accessories, but the real stand out is Radiant Heat Technology. Regarded as the most comfortable and healthiest form of heating, radiant heating can be used for both heating indoor and outdoor areas. The basis of radiant heat is the sun itself – like the sun’s rays, radiant heat moves in straight lines warming all objects in its path which, in turn, act as small heat convectors and multiply the warmth. Valor’s Advantage Valor’s unique burner technology maximizes…

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    HeatShift™ Options & Benefits

    Keeps Walls Cooler Valor’s unique HeatShift™ transfers convective heat upwards through hidden ducts and back into the room — completely bypassing the wall and surface areas above the fireplace — so valued artwork, a TV or construction materials stay cooler. Flexible Installation Options Improved Performance A raised heat outlet improves convection airflow — reducing wall temperatures and improving overall performance – circulating warm air back into the room at a higher elevation. ƒ Harnessing convective warmth, up to 60% of fireplace heat rises and flows through HeatShift™ and back into the room. The remaining radiant heat emanates from the fireplace, warming people and their space. More options for construction Run…

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    Zone Heat Your Home

    Why is Zone Heating Important? By targeting specific areas in your home that you frequent the most, you ensure getting the perfect blend of radiant and convective warmth – where you want it, when you want it. Zone heating with a Valor gas fireplace requires no ducting or forced air, providing economical and efficient heating in the long run. How Can it Save on Central Heating Costs? An efficient Valor gas fireplace zone heater puts warmth directly into the space you wish to heat with virtually no cycling losses. Valor heaters utilize special lightweight steel and ceramic components to heat up quickly and reach efficiency in minutes. With a Valor…

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    When The Power Fails, Your Valor Won’t

    Our products provide efficient warmth, designed to heat your home without a fan or power supply. Engineered to circulate air through natural convection, Valor fireplaces are highly efficient without a fan – providing reliable heat, even during a power failure. The “Polar Vortex” storms of 2014 were an extreme weather event extending from December 2013 to April 2014 and caused significant power outages and damage throughout North America. Record breaking cold air & winds knocked out power for thousands of individuals who were left without heat. In situations like this, your home needs to be your safe haven. Valor fireplaces provide a warm, comfortable environment for you and your loved…

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    3 Ways To Keep The Warmth In

    The cold temperatures and winter weather are now here to stay, at least until we see the early signs of spring.  Due to this change in weather, it’s extra important to bundle up and keep the warmth inside the home for comfort all winter long. These simple ideas will help you keep warm and you can get the whole family involved to help keep the warmth in: Consider Curtains & Window Coverings: Most likely you already have blinds or curtains over your windows, but are you using them to keep the warmth in? When the temperatures drop low it’s important to close up the window coverings, blinds and curtains to stop any cold…

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    3 Simple Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

    Trying to keep your home smelling fresh and clean can be quite a challenge depending on how big your household is. This is especially true if you have kids or pets who tend to bring in a whole new set of smells. So, what can you do to conquer the smell? Well, we have 3 super simple tricks that can make your home smell amazing, keep reading to find out more: Stovetop Potpourri: This idea uses ingredients you most likely have around the house and the stove. You simply pick a few of your favourite edible ingredients that have a scent that you love and add them into a small saucepan with…

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    Preparing for Colder Temperatures

    When The Power Fails, Your Valor Won’t With cooler temperatures on the horizon and the prospect of a very cold Winter, we wanted to remind our customers that Valor fireplaces provide efficient warmth, designed to heat your home without a fan or power supply. Valor’s are engineered to circulate air through natural convection, providing reliable heat, even during a power failure. Don’t Get Caught in the Cold Extreme weather patterns and storms cause significant damage and power outages each year across North America. Ensure your family stays warm by installing a dependable, radiant Valor gas fireplace in your home. Valor fireplaces provide a warm, comfortable environment for you and your…

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    New Home Professionals Portal

    The Valor Home Professionals portal has been updated with all new imagery, improved layout and content, as well as updating the download to include the latest spec information. This section is ideal for professionals wishing to learn more about our products, product features and the HeatShift™ system. Create the perfect environment for your clients Since 1890 Valor has been pioneering and perfecting radiant heat technology. While most fireplaces blow heated air into the room, ours gently heat everything in the area – people, furniture, walls – generating a constant, comfortable warmth that remains even after the gas is turned off. Our fireplaces provide more than just a good-looking flame in…