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When choosing a fireplace, you want to have all the information before making an educated buying decision. It’s important to note that there are two different fireplace products to choose from – decorative and performance-based.

Q: What Is The Difference Between Decorative and Performance Fireplaces?

A: Decorative fireplaces, such as electric or LED heaters, are installed primarily for visual appeal but cannot provide as much heat as a gas fireplace. Most don’t offer a look that would come close to a realistic firebox and flame but offer an easy installation by plugging right into a standard wall outlet.

Performance-based fireplaces are aesthetically pleasing in design and “heater-rated,” engineered to heat your living space effectively. All Valor fireplaces are designed with performance as the primary objective. We pride ourselves in providing you with a reliable, easy to control, a radiant gas heater that will last for many years. Realistic ceramic logs and rocks combined with the stunning flames offer realism that decorative heaters simply can’t.

Q: How Do I Know Which Fireplace Is Best For My Home?

A: This can depend on several factors, so it’s always best to ensure you contact your local authorized dealer, who can assist in ensuring that you choose the best option for your home. Factors to consider will be things like your room configuration, room design, construction options, gas/electric hookups, and maintenance.

A gas fireplace, insert, or stove will provide energy-efficient warmth while increasing the value of your home. Gas fireplaces tend to have a better heat output to provide a more comfortable environment and are cleaner than wood-burning options.

Electric fireplaces are particularly useful when installing a gas or wood-burning fireplace isn’t possible.

Q: What Types Of Fireplaces Does Valor Offer?

A: Valor offers both gas and electric fireplaces to suit your needs. Valor manufacturers zero-clearance gas fireplaces for new construction or renovations, gas inserts to replace existing gas fireplaces or old wood-burning fireplaces, and freestanding gas stoves. All of these options provide energy-efficient, radiant warmth.

The LEX and British Fires electric fireplace options provide realistic log and flame pictures and 1500W of electric heat.

To learn more, visit the Fireplace Showroom to search through the various fireplace options.

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