When choosing a fireplace for your home, it can be normal to end up with more questions than answers as you work your way through the decision process. Now, when it comes to a gas fireplace, in particular, there can be some really burning questions that come up that you need to be answered before you can make your final decision. That’s where we come in as we have answered five of the most common questions about gas fireplaces.
Where Can Gas Fireplaces Typically Be Installed?
Fireplaces can be installed in a variety of locations depending on your needs and living space. Decide what kind of fireplace is right for you by reading through the points below.
- Zero-clearance gas fireplaces are designed to be installed in new construction projects or when renovating your home.
- Gas inserts are designed to be installed within an existing masonry cavity or fireplace and uses the existing chimney as structure to run venting for the unit.
- Freestanding gas fireplaces or stoves can vent through existing chimneys, through the roof with new venting, or out the wall via a direct vent installation.
Are Gas Fireplaces Safe For Children And Pets?
Fireplace surfaces, particularly the glass viewing window, can reach temperatures of over 500°F at full capacity and will remain hot for a short time after the fireplace is turned off. Contact with the hot glass can cause severe burns. Close adult supervision is required when there are young children or at-risk individuals in the house.
A barrier screen is recommended at all times and is included with all Valor gas fireplaces.
Will A Gas Fireplace Make My Home More Valuable?
A gas fireplace provides several energy-saving features, for example, the pilot light that automatically turns off if your fireplace has not been used in 7 days, saves energy and lowers overall heating costs. For additional information on energy-saving features and how a fireplace can increase the value of your home, please click here.
Does My Fireplace Come With A Remote Control?
While some gas fireplaces do not offer a remote control, every Valor comes standard with a remote while also offering an optional wall switch control option. A valor remote provides complete control of the fireplace. Select, adjust and program your desired temperature during waking hours, and set timers to turn off your fireplace after you go to bed.
To learn more about the available remote options for your Valor fireplace, please click here.