An efficient gas fireplace, stoves and inserts provide zone heating and puts warmth directly into the area you wish to heat with relatively little cycling losses. State-of-the-art heaters utilize special lightweight steel and ceramic components to heat quickly and reach maximum efficiency levels in minutes.
By having Cook’s install a gas fireplace in one of more of your main living areas , you can enjoy increased comfort while reducing furnace usage in colder weather or eliminating it entirely during warmer Spring and Fall weather.
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Why is a Valor gas fireplace unique?
Valor’s mission is to be the leader in design and production of innovative and energy-efficient home comfort products.
The Right Heat, In The Right Location
Warming homes since 1890, Valor gas fireplaces are recognized as leaders in advanced heat management.
Recognizing homeowner needs and expectations is what separates Valor from the competition. Taking the concept of No Power, No Problem to the next level, Valor introduces a heat management system that redirects fireplace warmth to a higher elevation in the room.
Designed to reduce surface temperatures, the Valor HeatShift System™ is recommended, especially when adding a wall mounted TV or heat sensitive material directly above the fireplace. In essence, raising the heat outlet improves conventional airflow – reducing wall temperatures and improving overall performance. Excess warm air is then circulated back into the room at a higher elevation.
Traditionally, Valor fireplaces convect warmth through the fire box and back into the room. An impressive method to harness convective warmth, up to 60% of fireplace heat rises and flows through the Valor HeatShift System™ and back into the room. Compared to competitor alternatives that require electricity and a noisy fan for operation, heat is elevated naturally using gravity and Valor product ingenuity.
With heat transferred above, it is now possible to run non-combustible finishing materials right up to the fireplace surround. We have also incorporated a sleek heat outlet or hidden wall valance, which provides a clean surface for heat distribution back into the living space.
When The Power Fails, Your Valor Won’t
Valor fireplaces are fully functional heaters that don’t use electricity. 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.
No Electricity or Fan Needed
During the next power outage ensure your family stays warm with the dependable, radiant heat of a Valor gas fireplace. By zone heating a specific space in your home, you create a central area for the family to remain warm, safe and comfortable.
Radiant Heat Separates Valor from the Competition
What separates a Valor fireplace from other fireplaces? The answer is easy: it’s radiant heat!
Radiant heating is a technology for heating indoor and outdoor areas and is widely regarded as the most comfortable, healthiest & most natural form of heating available. It is based in principle on the most primary source of heat we know – the sun. 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 Radiant Advantage
THE MAGIC OF RADIANT HEAT – LIKE SUNSHINE IN YOUR ROOM.
Heating Technologists have long known that radiant heat satisfies human comfort requirements with up to 30% less energy when compared to warm air systems. Like sunshine, radiant energy is efficiently distributed at light speed, converting to heat when it encounters people and objects in the room.
Our unique Valorflame burner technology maximizes the radiant output of our fires for a natural and soothing warmth that will keep you comfortable even with lower air temperatures. A BTU of Valor heat output will be more effective at making you feel comfortable than an equivalent BTU of heat from your forced air furnace and from other less radiant gas fireplace designs.
Like heat from the sun, Valor fireplaces distribute radiant warmth directly to your living space. Radiant heat satisfies human comfort needs, using up to 25% less energy compared to traditional forced air systems. Valor warmth efficiently replaces the chill from cold windows and doors, providing steady, even heat to objects in the room.
The Benefits of Radiant Heat
A Valor radiant gas fireplace radiates heat through its glass and spreads warmth as it is absorbed by people & furniture within a room, rather than directly heating the air. That is the unique feature compared to hot air systems which just put air into rooms without heating objects.
Because radiant heat surfaces are not prone to losing heat there is no need to overheat your home to maintain a comfortable feeling. This lower radiant heat temperature provides a more uniform distribution with very little air motion, helping maintain natural humidity and lowering those annoying winter static electricity levels.
Another advantage to radiant heat is cleaner air quality. Dust particles, fumes and pollutants are not blown around so fabrics and painted surfaces stay brighter and fresher. This decreased air circulation provides health benefits for homeowners with asthma, allergies or arthritis.
For Superior Comfort and Energy Savings
Pumping forced heat through your entire home is often inefficient. Targeting specific areas that you frequent the most is more economical and efficient in the long run. Zone heating with a Valor requires no ducting or forced air, delivering the perfect blend of radiant and convective warmth – where you want it, when you want.
What is Zone Heating and How Can it Save on Central Heating Costs?
Forced air central heating systems distribute heated air from a central furnace unit through ducts to various points in the home. The furnace burners cycle on and off as often as 3-4 times per hour depending on the thermostat’s setting and sensitivity. Typical furnace gas inputs range from 80,000 to 120,000 BTU/hr and are sized to heat the home in the very coldest weather. During average heating weather, furnace “on cycle” times may be relatively short with the burners shutting down before peak efficiency is even reached. This results in reduced efficiencies through “cycling losses” (like a car’s mileage in stop and go traffic).
Room comfort levels fluctuate along with furnace heat cycles, sometimes warm one minute and cool the next. With central furnace systems, it’s often necessary to overheat portions of the home just to get comfortable in the area you wish to spend time.
By contrast, 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 installed in one or more of your main living zones, you can enjoy increased comfort while reducing furnace usage in colder weather or eliminating it during warmer Spring and Fall weather.