Fireplace Facts

Why Buy A Valor Fireplace?

When the cold hits, you want a fireplace that's going to look stunning, work efficiently and keep your home warm and cozy. Sounds to me like you're looking for a Valor gas fireplace. 

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Zone Heating - Heat The Space You Use, Not The Space You Don't

Studies have shown that efficient zone heating can reduce your fuel bill by 20-40%.  Save energy, save money. Enter the gas fireplace. Heat the space you use, not the space you don't. Ask any Sales Associate at either our Calgary, Alberta locations or Oakville and Burlington, Ontario locations about zone heating.

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Valor HeatShift System™ Technology

With more and more homes mounting their televisions to the wall, many homeowners are faced with the dilemma of how to mount it above their fireplace without melting the TV down into a puddle. The Valor HeatShift™ System is the answer to that problem. 

Valor HeatShift System Technology

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Converting Your Wood Burning Fireplace To Gas

Converting Your Wood Burning Fireplace To Gas

We have been installing and servicing fireplaces since the 1930’s.  For most of that time we have specialized in converting seldom-used wood burning fireplaces into highly efficient, radiant heaters.  Most often, we install product made by Valor which is a family-owned, Canadian company that produces the best gas fireplaces available today.

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Fireplace Tip | Do A Burn Off of Your Gas Fireplace Before Your First Use

Valor - Radiant Gas Fireplaces

Once you’ve had a Valor installed by the experts at Barbecues Galore, there are a few steps you need to take before you can cuddle up in front of it. 

Most important is to burn off some of that ‘new fireplace’ smell (similar to ‘new-car’ smell but with fewer hints of leather and engine oil  - more industrial with a note of open flame).

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Fireplace Venting 101: B Vent vs Direct Vent

Buying a new gas fireplace is a lot like rediscovering a long, lost flame. They’re easy to turn on, add tremendous warmth, and look absolutely fantastic anywhere in your house. Sounds sexy, doesn’t it?

Not as attractive as your fireplace’s looks, however, is the fact that it needs to be able to breathe – something we sometimes take for granted. Venting is an important consideration that can affect the location and efficiency of your new fireplace.

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Installing TVs Above Fireplaces

We often get asked about installing TVs above fireplaces and what is required to do so safely. It is a common misconception that the clearance to combustibles is the same rule of thumb for televisions. This is not the case. Trust us, your TV will thank you.

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