We’re all too familiar with the cold Saskatchewan winters. And what’s better than cozying up to a warm fire after a long, hard day. If you’re in the market for a new fireplace this winter, keep some of the following tips in mind when you’re shopping:
Efficiency: Ability for the fireplace to heat your house without breaking your wallet
Temperature Control: Look for one with small degree adjustments, instead of just low, medium and high
Homeowner Maintenance: Is upkeep and maintenance easy or will it become a large project you will dread?
Power Outage: Look for one that will operate when the power goes out
Warranty: Are warranty issues handled by the company you purchased your product from or are you calling a 1-800 number? Are parts in stock or do you have to wait weeks for them.
Owner of Bridlewood Home Products, John Christenson explains the benefits of a Valor Radiant Gas Fireplace.
“When you’re shopping for a fireplace, you want to look for efficiency levels – Valor Radiant Fireplaces use 25 per cent less energy than forced air systems. Valor fireplaces distribute radiant warmth directly to your living space. Temperature control is another key factor – all units come with a thermostatic remote control and modulating gas valve, giving you the ability to make small adjustments to heat – therefore, reducing the husband/wife temperature argument. John goes on to explain annual maintenance for the homeowner is minimal with a Valor – standard maintenance would be: clean the glass, change the batteries. Simple as that!
And one VERY important factor to consider when shopping for a fireplace is POWER. ALL Valor fireplaces work while the power is out. Winter storm left you with NO power? NO problem! Valor fireplaces are fully functional heaters that don't use electricity. Valor products are designed to heat your home without a fan or power supply.
Valor runs a 100% 2-year warranty & a 10 year components warranty on all their products. Bridlewood has Valor factory trained technicians on staff. All warranty is handled right here in Saskatoon – with all work done in house and they stock the majority of parts. With a licensed gas fitter on staff and their main installer with Bridlewood since 2006 – you can be confident you’re in good hands.
Stop by Bridlewood Home Products new showroom today and “Kick Up Your Feet To Comfort and Class.” Bridlewood Home Products, 2310B Hanselman Avenue