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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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    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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    4 Home Tasks To Tackle This September

    Now that September is in full swing, it reminds us that Winter is quickly approaching. So, before the cold temperatures and snowy conditions hit, why not tackle a list of to do’s around the home? These tasks are a great way to set yourself up an easier Winter and you can spend more time curled up in front of the fireplace and less time outside in the cold. Keep reading for 4 home tasks to tackle this September: Inside & Out Clean: This is a fantastic time to give the outside of your home a deep clean, as well as the inside. Take time to wash, clean, and repair anything that…

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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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    Locate a Valor Dealer this Summer

    Are you in the market for a new indoor or outdoor gas fireplace this Summer? Look no further than a radiant Valor gas fireplace to provide you and your family with the most comfortable, healthiest & most natural form of heating available. Valor fireplaces are sold through an authorized dealer network across Canada & the United States. Valor dealers provide qualified installations and aftermarket service. Owning a Valor fireplace is a truly enjoyable experience and our dealer network is an integral part of the process. From the initial search, to the finished product, our dealers will be there to make the process of owning a Valor as easy as possible.…

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    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…

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    Decorative vs. Performance

    While researching which fireplace suits your home the best, it is important to note that there are two types of gas fireplace products to choose from – decorative and performance based. Decorative Fireplaces/Heaters Decorative fireplaces, such as electric or LED heaters, are installed primarily for visual appeal but in fact provide very little heat. Most don’t offer a look that would come close to a realistic firebox and flame, but do offer an easy installation by plugging right into a standard wall outlet. Performance Fireplaces Performance based fireplaces are both aesthetically pleasing in design and “heater-rated”, engineered to effectively heat your living space. All Valor fireplaces are designed with performance…

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    The History Of Valor Fireplaces & Miles Industries

    Have you ever looked at your Valor Fireplace and wondered where it all began? The cozy warmth of your fireplace comes with an interesting and strong Canadian story. Miles Industries was created  in 1977  in North Vancouver, British Columbia by Gary and Martin Miles. The Miles family created a strong relationship with a major British fireplace manufacturer, Valor Heating and from there they created an unstoppable plan to bring natural gas fireplaces into Canada. The Miles family saw the need for natural gas fireplaces in Canada. With a little research they realized that Canadians would be open to the idea of bringing an efficient gas heater into their home, as long as…

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    The Advantages Of Buying A Valor Fireplace

    When you are looking into buying a new fireplace, what features do you look for? Maybe it’s the design and style of the unit or maybe your search focuses on how energy efficient the unit is.  Whatever is on your must have list, it needs to be the perfect fireplace for your home and the whole family. This is where Valor Fireplaces really shine, as each unit is equipped with the highest of standards and features. Zone Heating In fact, one of the best features of a Valor is the custom heating options that come equipped within every unit. For starters, Valor Fireplaces provide zone heating, which means you’ll get the heat you want in…