I purchased a 24000 BTU Valor this winter and had it installed by the folks from the Fireplace Hut. The installation went without a hitch and the installers were neat and tidy. I used it in the family room in basement and it provides zone heating to supplement the furnace, which I might add has certainly cut in less in this winter.
What I find is that because of the radiant heating I have no fan noise to contend with and can actually hear the TV programs better and certainly enjoy this aspect of the fireplace. It also provides a very consistent heat, very similar to a wood fireplace. No ashes to take out! No regrets! Enjoy greatly!”