How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
By Doug Hetsch
October 24, 2019
It might surprise you to discover that studies have shown that indoor air quality can be lower than outdoor air quality, and one of the biggest reasons why has to do with traditionalmasonry fireplaces. If you are considering ways to improve your indoor air quality, you might want to think about converting your traditional wood-burning fireplace to a direct vent gas fireplace insert fromValor Fireplaces. This type of fireplace uses radiant heat, which is a much cleaner way for a fireplace to heat your home. All American Chimney Service is proud to offer our clients Valor direct vent gas inserts sales and installation services. We would like to tell you more about the advantages of this brand of fireplace.
BREATHE CLEANER AIR
Valor direct vent gas fireplaces are referred to as sealed systems, which means combustion products never have the opportunity to enter your home. This type of fireplace improves your indoor air quality because it is designed to pull combustion air from outside through an engineered flue system. After the air goes into the fireplace for combustion, the byproducts are siphoned back up through the chimney and exhausted outside. Your household members who suffer from asthma, allergies and other respiratory issues can enjoy breathing clean air that is free from dust, fumes, and pollutants.
LOWER UTILITY COSTS
Unfortunately, traditional open masonry fireplaces have very low energy efficiency ratings. So much heated air escapes out of your home through the chimney that you must turn up your thermostat to be warm and comfortable. All American Chimney Service loves the zone heating option with Valor direct vent gas fireplace inserts because of how much money can be saved each winter on heating costs. To implement zone heating in your home, you just use your fireplace insert to heat the area that is most commonly occupied in your home. After we have installed one of these fireplace inserts in your home, it is likely that you will see quite a significant reduction in your monthly utility bills.
“NO POWER, NO PROBLEM”
Valor uses this slogan to describe their direct vent gas fireplace inserts because they operate on battery power to provide as much as 36,000 BTUs of emergency gas heat. Engineered with natural convection, these fireplaces work as cold air enters through the bottom of the fireplace and is filtered through convective heating chambers to cycle out of the fireplace as warm air.
Improve the indoor air quality and the energy efficiency of your home by updating your traditional fireplace with a Valor direct vent gas fireplace insert.Contact ustoday at All American Chimney Service to learn more about our professional fireplace sales and installation services.