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 installed in one or more of your main living zones, you can enjoy increased comfort while reducing furnace usage in colder weather or eliminating it during warmer Spring and Fall weather.
By contrast, regular forced air central heating systems distributes heated air from a central furnace unit through ducts to various points in the home. Typical furnace gas inputs range from 80,000 to 120,000 BTU/hr and are sized to heat the home in the very coldest weather. During average heating weather, furnace “on cycle” times may be relatively short with the burners shutting down before peak efficiency is even reached. This results in reduced efficiencies through “cycling losses” (like a car’s mileage in stop and go traffic). With central furnace systems, it’s often necessary to overheat portions of the home just to get comfortable in the area you wish to spend time.
To learn more about Valor’s Zone Heating process, please watch the video below: