Every Valor fireplace is designed with variable heat controls that allow you to turn down very low if required. Some of the competition can only be turned down a small amount, or sometimes not at all! Valor’s wide operating range and ease of adjustment allows you to match the Heat Output to the heat required providing maximum use and enjoyment If you were to have a fireplace with a large BTU with limited turn down, it would just be another furnace and will not supply you with steady, even heat throughout your home or space.
Valor fireplaces are designed to provide the maximum amount of focussed radiant heat. By comparison, a central warm air furnace delivers no radiant heat. Besides the superior feel of the heat, advantages of radiant heat include – faster heat, warmer floors, walls, and furniture. You will also feel more comfortable at lower room air temperature settings, providing further opportunity for energy savings.
Adding a ValorStat
The ValorStat is a control feature available on select Valor models. This feature automatically adjusts the burning rate to match the heat requirement of your room. By selecting the temperature level you desire on the conveniently located dial, the heater regulates itself, burning as low or high as needed to keep an even room temperature. By contrast, conventional thermostats regulate heat by turning burners on and off rather than up or down. This results in fluctuating room temperatures and a fire effect that is unnatural and erratic to say the least. The ValorStat feature is exclusive on Valor.
Does my Fireplace need a Fan?
Conventional gas fireplaces are equipped with a fan to blow the heat out into your room, often proving inefficient. Valor fireplace heaters are so effective at producing both radiant and convected heat that a blower will not do a lot to improve your comfort. Blowers cannot deliver radiant heat nor will they influence air circulation much beyond the immediate area of the fireplace.
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