• 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…

  • 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.

  • 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,…

  • Fireplace Information

    When The Power Fails, Your Valor Won’t

    Our products provide efficient warmth, designed to heat your home without a fan or power supply. Engineered to circulate air through natural convection, Valor fireplaces are highly efficient without a fan – providing reliable heat, even during a power failure. The “Polar Vortex” storms of 2014 were an extreme weather event extending from December 2013 to April 2014 and caused significant power outages and damage throughout North America. Record breaking cold air & winds knocked out power for thousands of individuals who were left without heat. In situations like this, your home needs to be your safe haven. Valor fireplaces provide a warm, comfortable environment for you and your loved…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    3 Ways To Keep The Warmth In

    The cold temperatures and winter weather are now here to stay, at least until we see the early signs of spring.  Due to this change in weather, it’s extra important to bundle up and keep the warmth inside the home for comfort all winter long. These simple ideas will help you keep warm and you can get the whole family involved to help keep the warmth in: Consider Curtains & Window Coverings: Most likely you already have blinds or curtains over your windows, but are you using them to keep the warmth in? When the temperatures drop low it’s important to close up the window coverings, blinds and curtains to stop any cold…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    5 Ways To Prepare For A Power Outage

    Power outages can happen at any time and can be quite surprising if you aren’t prepared. So, the best thing you can do is gather a few supplies and prepare yourself for the next outage before it happens.  Consider the size of your family when preparing supplies and make sure to keep an emergency kit in a convenient, easy to reach location. Keep reading for 5 ways to prepare for a power outage.   Prepare A Kit: When you begin to think about preparing for an emergency, the number one item on the list should be to packing an emergency kit. Ideally, you can make a kit that would cover you for…