What Is A Gas Fireplace Insert & How Is It Different From A Gas Fireplace
A gas fireplace insert is a UL-listed gas appliance and liner system that’s fitted and installed into an existing fireplace. A gas fireplace insert is classified as a room heater, whereas a traditional open fireplace is considered a decorative appliance. Heat-wise, you can expect more from your fireplace insert. If you’re looking for a hearth appliance that will really ‘pack a punch’ and provide great zone heating without compromising the environment or your indoor air quality, a gas fireplace insert may be the right thing for you. At All American, we proudly offer our clients Valor direct vent gas inserts. What makes these so great?
Why Choose A Valor Direct Vent Gas Insert?
A Valor direct vent appliance is rightfully known as a “smart fireplace.” Installing one of these appliances is one of the smartest decisions you can make when upgrading your hearth. Unlike traditional open fireplaces, the Valor direct vent fireplace pulls air from outside of the home through an engineered flue system. The air is fed to the fireplace for the combustion process and then siphoned back up the chimney and vented outside. Because there is never a point where combustion products enter the home, this is referred to as a sealed system.
These inserts are the perfect option for those with sensitivity to fumes produced by a traditional open fireplace or those who may be having functionality issues with their existing fireplace system. Some of the key benefits of Valor direct vent gas fireplace inserts:
- They’re much more efficient than traditional or vent-free fireplaces.
- They protect the integrity of the indoor air quality by keeping combustion products out of the air supply.
- They don’t use your conditioned indoor air for combustion, so you aren’t funneling money up your chimney.
- They don’t require you to have a window open in the room they’re installed in when in use, while vent-free appliances do.
- They can run for 24 hours a day if needed, while a vent-free appliance can only run for 2 hours max.
Lower Heating Expenses? Yes, Please!
Valor direct vent gas fireplace inserts are great zone heaters, because they can be used to heat spaces up to 2,000 square feet. Why heat your entire home when you could simply heat the area you are currently occupying? By using your direct vent gas fireplace insert to achieve zone heating, you could see a significant reduction in your home’s heating expenses.
Enjoy Heat During A Power Outage
With a Valor direct-vent gas fireplace insert, you’re taken care of in the event of a power outage. These “No Power, No Problem” smart fireplaces operate on battery power, which can provide up to 36,000 BTUs of emergency heat. Valor fireplaces have engineered natural convection, the process of heat rising and leaving the heat source as cold air comes into the heat source. This cold air enters through the bottom, filters through the convective heat chambers, and cycles out into the home as warm air, with no noisy fan required and no electrician needed. Valor units are designed with neo-ceramic glass, which provides radiant heat much like when sunlight enters through a window and lands on your skin. You wouldn’t enjoy this benefit with a builder-grade unit as Builder-grade units typically have tempered glass.
Request An Appointment Today!
Remember, the appliance you choose to bring into your home is a long-term investment. Choose an option that will bring you the most value, safety, and happiness over the years. There are virtually endless options that allow you to create, customize, and personalize the Valor radiant fireplace that’s perfect for your home heating needs. Visit the Valor Design Center to see the many options available and give us a call at 502-435-2364 to set up an appointment with a knowledgeable team member. We’ll help you choose the perfect insert for your home.
Head To Our FAQ Page For Answers To Commonly Asked Questions
What’s the difference between a gas insert and gas logs? What if we don’t have a gas line run to our fireplace or to our home? What’s the difference between a zero-clearance fireplace and a gas insert? What are vent-less gas logs? What’s the difference between natural gas and propane? How does a direct vent fireplace insert actually save me money? Find answers to these questions and more on our FAQs page!