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Q&A: What Is The Best Fireplace For My New Home?

When you’re building a home from scratch or moving into a pre-existing house, it can be an overwhelming process while you decide on every last detail before move-in day arrives!

But one decision that shouldn’t be overwhelming is, researching and buying a gas fireplace for your home. The questions below can help you decide what fireplace is best for your home.

Q: Should I consider the square feet of my home when choosing a fireplace?

Yes, always consider the size of your space when installing a fireplace. As much as a 70″ linear gas fireplace may look great, the heat will overwhelm a small space. Larger fireplaces are ideal for living rooms, basements, or open spaces, while smaller fireplace options are great for dens, bedrooms, etc.

For more information, it’s best to talk to your local authorized dealer to discuss which fireplace will work best in your space.

Q: Can I install a gas fireplace into a pre-existing structure?

Gas fireplaces, inserts, and stoves are versatile in their design and can fit into a variety of applications. When installing into a pre-existing masonry wood or gas fireplace opening, a gas insert will provide the radiant warmth and comfort that the entire family desires. Inserts are usually a simpler install, but can provide a huge upgrade.

Q: Would a Valor Fireplace be a good choice for my new build?

Zero-clearance gas fireplaces are pre-manufactured fireplaces that can be installed almost directly against combustible materials like wood, walls, or panelling. The construction and materials of the firebox do not allow the outside temperatures of the firebox to affect other those materials and do not require a hearth. Zero-clearance fireplaces do not need a chimney for venting and can be vented through the ceiling or through an exterior wall.

Q: What other details should I consider before choosing a Valor Fireplace?

Other things to consider include heat management systems, energy-consumption, or optional fireplace features.

Larger fireplaces are recommended or required to utilize Valor HeatShift™, which transfers convective heat upwards through hidden ducts and directs it back into the room, completely bypassing walls and surface areas around the fireplace. This is a great option when a TV, artwork, or other materials are directly above the fireplace.

Select fireplaces now offer the ability to control the flame and features using the all-new Valor 10 system. Available now for Apple Store and Google Play compatible devices. Take full control of your fireplace with intuitive and interactive options—including the ability to program your fireplace, set a countdown timer, or integrate child safety locks.

Gas inserts now offer AutoFire™ to optimize fireplace performance. The intuitive design automatically adjusts airflow within the fireplace, maximizing heating potential to suit your environment. AutoFire does not require power to operate, relying instead on simple mechanics.

No matter what fireplace you may choose, you can be assured that your gas fireplace will provide years of comfort, radiant heat and a cozy spot to gather family and friends.

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