A Valor Emergency Heat Source: Don’t Get Caught Without One
By Doug Hetsch
August 10, 2014
Alternate Heating, Valor
When you first walked through your home and saw the beautiful fireplace, you instantly fell in love. Whether you recently purchased the home or you have owned it for years, the fireplace acts as a sophisticated focal point, a viable heating option and a way to enhance the atmosphere of your home on special occasions. The winter months in Kentucky do become notably cold, and nothing beats cozying up in front of the warm fire while the chilly winds whirl outside. This is the way most people think of their fireplace, and while this attitude is accurate, fireplaces can do so much more. By installing a piece called a Valor unit, your fireplace immediately becomes an emergency heat source, properly and safely functional, and an asset to the value of your home.
What is a Valor Unit?
A Valor unit is a fireplace insert designed by theValorcompany founded in 1977 and run out of British Columbia, Canada. Valor specializes in direct vent units and wood-burning fireplaces. A direct vent fireplace uses gas to fuel the fire and does not require a chimney. The fireplace vents either horizontally or vertically directly out of the home and is enclosed completely by a pane of glass. These units reduce indoor air pollution and improve fuel efficiency. On the other hand, wood-burning fireplaces require a chimney and flue and are powered by a continuous supply of firewood. These fireplaces are usually open to the home and offer the natural scent and sound of real burning wood.
What Can a Valor Unit Do for my Home?
Installing a Valor fireplace unit in your home offers a number of advantages. The unit covers you during power outages, allows you to utilize zone-heating in your home, offers a low-cost fireplace restoration option and can increase the value of your home.
First, a Valor unit can heat your home in the event of a power outage. Although most modern homes use natural gas for heating, electricity is necessary to circulate the warm air. When the power goes out during the winter and your home begins losing heat, you can quickly fall into a dangerous situation. A Valor fireplace can act as a substitute heating source to maintain your safety during a power outage, because it does not require electricity to run.
Also, you can save money on utilities with a Valor unit by using it for zone-heating. Zone-heating means only heating the space where you live. If your fireplace is set in a commonly used room, you can lower or turn off the heat in the rest of the house and use the fireplace to comfortable heat that room.
Another advantage of a Valor unit is that it offers an affordable way to restore a non-functioning fireplace. According toAll American Chimney Service, LLCin Louisville, Kentucky, this simple restoration will cost $5,000 or less. When you improve your home with a Valor fireplace unit,All American Chimney Service, LLCstates the value of your home will increase by up to 12 percent.
Installing a Valor Unit
Installing a new fireplace may seem daunting at first, but with the help of experienced professionals, the process can be simple and affordable. For an expert consultation in Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding area, contactAll American Chimney Service, LLC.