Why are Radiant Heat Valor Fireplaces Chosen by Canadians?

"Radiant heat is nothing new, but it is something worth the money.
In fact, it is the oldest, most basic, primary and effective form of heating. If you're a Canadian, then you must be like us: vast supporters of the basics and more importantly, enjoy not having frost bite."
So, what is radiant heat? What are the benefits of Valor fireplaces? Is it efficient? 



Radiant heat technology differs from normal heating, in that invisible rays are directly absorbed into objects in the vicinity. By emitting electromagnetic infrared waves this type of heating spreads and is absorbed by the people and furniture in its path, as opposed to other methods of simply heating the air in the room without the objects directly heating up. Think about it this way: you feel the heat of the sun when you're in it's light, but the air around you isn't super heated by the sun. That's because the sun uses radiant heat projected through it's sunlight. So, which fireplaces are best at radiant heat? Valor's, of course!


  • The Sweet Sound of Silence: unlike many radiators, heating systems and fireplace fans, Valor's Radiant Heat Technology makes little to no noise and use natural convection, therefore they don't need electricity or the use of fans! A side note about fans: the quietest you'll ever hear it will be on the first day you get it - it only gets louder from there.
  • Clean Air: Valor only outputs clean air free of dust, fumes, and other pollutants. The radiant technology will keep your furniture, fabrics and air circulation fresh.
  • Maximum Efficiency with Minimal Maintenance: Valor's Radiant Gas Fireplaces use a unique burner technology that maximizes the radiant output. This means your Valor natural gas fireplace is actually more efficient than your homes furnace. Read more about that here: Furnace or Gas Fireplace, Which is More Efficient?
  • No Electricity Needed: Like we said before, Valor fireplaces don't use any electricity, so you can save money on your electric bill. Also, that makes them reliable during power outages. 



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