The Magic of Radiant Heat - Like Sunshine in your Room
Radiant heating is a technology for heating indoor and outdoor areas and is widely regarded as the most comfortable, healthiest & most natural form of heating available. Radiant heat is based in principle on the most primary source of heat we know - the sun!
A Valor radiant gas fireplace radiates heat through its glass and spreads warmth as it is absorbed by people & furniture within a room, rather than directly heating the air. That is the unique feature compared to hot air systems which just put air into rooms without heating objects.
Because radiant heat surfaces are not prone to losing heat there is no need to overheat your home to maintain a comfortable feeling. This lower radiant heat temperature provides a more uniform distribution with very little air motion, helping maintain natural humidity and lowering those annoying winter static electricity levels.
Another advantage to radiant heat is cleaner air quality. Dust particles, fumes and pollutants are not blown around so fabrics and painted surfaces stay brighter and fresher. This decreased air circulation provides health benefits for homeowners with asthma, allergies or arthritis.
Heating technologists have long known that radiant heat satisfies human comfort requirements with up to 30% less energy when compared to warm air systems. Like sunshine, radiant energy is efficiently distributed at light speed, converting to heat when it encounters people and objects in the room.
Our unique burner technology maximizes the radiant output of our fires for a natural and soothing warmth that will keep you comfortable even with lower air temperatures. A BTU of Valor heat output will be more effective at making you feel comfortable than an equivalent BTU of heat from your forced air furnace and from other less radiant gas fireplace designs.
Radiant heat satisfies human comfort needs, using up to 25% less energy compared to traditional forced air systems. Valor warmth efficiently replaces the chill from cold windows and doors, providing steady, even heat to objects in the room.