• Food & Recipes,  Home & Lifestyle

    How To Make Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    As colder temperatures arrive and snow starts to fall, we end up spending more time keeping warm next to the fireplace at home. So why not add to the feeling of warmth and whip up a batch of banana chocolate chip muffins! With a few ingredients and a little time you’ll have the perfect muffins to enjoy with friends and family on a cold winters day. Keep reading for the recipe: Ingredients 2-4 Ripe Bananas, Mashed 1 3/4 Cup Of Flour 1/2 Cup Of Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon Of Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Of Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon Of Baking Powder 3/4 Cup Of Chocolate Chips 1 Egg, Beaten 1 Teaspoon Of Vanilla…

  • Home & Lifestyle,  Home Design & Decor

    How To Create An Organized Workspace

    As technology continues to grow and become part of our every day lives we have to remember to keep things in perspective and stay as organized as possible. New tech devices, gadgets & more can easily clutter our desks making it nearly impossible to stay efficient. With home offices becoming more common we want to create a space where the workspace organized, efficient and distractions are minimized. Sort Through Sort through the initial layer of papers, gadgets and items on your desk and organize all the items into categories. Decide what is an everyday use item, what can be tossed and which items are simply cluttering your desk. Organize Now…

  • Fireplace Information,  Valor Products

    Where To Purchase A Valor Fireplace

    Ever wondered where you can purchase, view, or even just feel the warmth of a Valor Radiant Gas Fireplace? Valor does not sell their products online, but rather works with an authorized dealership network throughout North America. Each Valor Fireplace is sold via an authorized dealer network across Canada & the United States. Providing quality installations and aftermarket service, Valor dealers ensure that owning a Valor Fireplace is an enjoyable experience. Why Doesn’t Valor Sell Online? Some wonder why we don’t just sell our fireplaces online. Unfortunately buying online does not assure a qualified, safe installation or aftermarket servicing. Hidden costs, improper installations and bad service are just a few…

  • Fireplace Information

    Advantages of Radiant Heat

    A lot of people wonder, what makes a Valor fireplace different than all of the others out there? Some might think it’s the unique looks of our fires, some might attribute the fronts and accessories, but the real stand out is Radiant Heat Technology. Regarded as the most comfortable and healthiest form of heating, radiant heating can be used for both heating indoor and outdoor areas. The basis of radiant heat is the sun itself – like the sun’s rays, radiant heat moves in straight lines warming all objects in its path which, in turn, act as small heat convectors and multiply the warmth. Valor’s Advantage Valor’s unique burner technology maximizes…

  • Fireplace Information

    HeatShift™ Options & Benefits

    Keeps Walls Cooler Valor’s unique HeatShift™ transfers convective heat upwards through hidden ducts and back into the room — completely bypassing the wall and surface areas above the fireplace — so valued artwork, a TV or construction materials stay cooler. Flexible Installation Options Improved Performance A raised heat outlet improves convection airflow — reducing wall temperatures and improving overall performance – circulating warm air back into the room at a higher elevation. ƒ Harnessing convective warmth, up to 60% of fireplace heat rises and flows through HeatShift™ and back into the room. The remaining radiant heat emanates from the fireplace, warming people and their space. More options for construction Run…

  • Fireplace Information

    Zone Heat Your Home

    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…

  • Valor News

    Visit Valor at the Calgary Renovation Show 2019

    Valor will be showcasing our fireplaces this week at the Calgary Renovation Show! Visit booth #142 to learn more about latest products and offerings, and feel the warmth of a radiant gas fireplace.   When’s the show? January 11th – 13th, 2019 Where’s the show? The Calgary Renovation Show will be held at the BMO Centre. For directional and mapping support, click the map below:   Where’s Valor’s booth? Make sure to visit booth #142 where you’ll find stunning radiant gas fireplaces from Valor. Drop by our booth during your visit to learn more! To learn more about the Calgary Renovation Show, please click here.

  • Valor News

    Happy Holidays From Valor

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all our staff, dealers, distributors, reps, customers and everyone else involved in making Valor Fireplaces a fantastic company in 2018!  Please note our holiday hours below: Friday, December 21st – Open regular business hours Monday, December 24th – CLOSED Tuesday, December 25th – CLOSED Wednesday, December 26th – CLOSED Thursday, December 27th – Open regular business hours Friday, December 28th – Open regular business hours Monday, December 31st – Open regular business hours Tuesday, January 1st – CLOSED Wednesdays, January 2nd – Open regular business hours From everyone at Valor Fireplaces we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • Home & Lifestyle,  Home Holiday Decor

    How To Be A Great Host For The Holidays

    Parties and dinner are so common this time of year that it can make the month of December fly by.  In fact, the month can be made even busier if you happen to be the host for Christmas! Between the prep work and actually hosting the event, there is a lot to remember. This includes being a great host, which is easy to forget when you are trying to get everything done. So before you host your next event, check out this list to learn how to be a great host for the holidays: Prepare In Advance When you’re hosting Christmas dinner, it can sometimes feel stressful and overwhelming. However,…