Costs Of Operating a Fireplace

An overview of what costs are involved when operating a gas or electric fireplace.
 

How much will it cost to operate your Valor gas or electric fireplace? When researching fireplaces, it can be challenging to know how much they cost annually.

While there is no one singular answer to this question, it is important to keep in mind that many factors can affect the cost of your fireplace. These factors include what kind of fireplace is being installed, the size of the fireplace, the size of the area being heated, gas types, frequency of use, and costs of gas in your specific location.

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Costs of Operating your Valor Fireplace
 

TYPE OF FIREPLACE

Are you installing a gas fireplace, insert, or stove? Perhaps you've chosen an electric fireplace? Depending on what kind of fireplace you choose, the cost of operation will widely vary.

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SIZE OF YOUR HOME OR SPACE

Costs will change depending on the size of the space that the fireplace is heating. A larger space requires that the fireplace run more often to maintain temperature, while some may run the fireplace constantly.

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HOME COMFORT LEVEL

Turn down the thermostat, and turn up your Valor. It will cost you pennies per hour to replace the heat you are losing with an energy-efficient Valor gas fireplace, insert, or stove.

SPACE CONSIDERATIONS

It is important to consider the age of your home, insulation, and whether or not the space is air-tight. Additionally, does your space have high ceilings? A larger space will take longer to heat.

HOW OFTEN IS THE FIREPLACE IN USE?

This is where the majority of your costs will come from. Is your fireplace used as the central heating source in your home? Is it turned off during the warmer months?

LOCATION & WEATHER

Strong winds, freezing temperatures, or high altitudes can affect gas usage. Your fireplace may need to counter the adverse conditions with increased gas consumption in order to keep you warm.

REGIONAL GAS COSTS

When researching gas fireplaces, the price of gas will vary throughout the United States and Canada. It is important to look into local gas service provider rates to get an idea of the price of gas in your area.

REGIONAL ELECTRIC COSTS

When researching electric fireplaces there are three main factors to consider: electric fireplace wattage, price of electricity in your area, and how often you plan on running the fireplace.

Cost of Operating a Gas Fireplace

CALCULATING COSTS

Current prices of gas per 1 million BTU.

Calculate energy cost/hour
Fireplace BTUs/1,000,000 x price of energy = cost/hour.

Example
Operating costs in Colorado for a Valor G3 gas insert with a 24,000 btu/h high and 6,500 btu/h low:

High Flame
24,000/1,000,000 x $9.70 = 23 cents/hour

Low flame
6,500/1,000,000 x $0.23 = 6 cents/hour

It's safe to say that you can be very comfortable sitting in front of a Valor for only pennies per hour!

Find a Local Dealer

It's time to feel the warmth in person! Visit a local authorized Valor dealership to learn more.

 

AUTHORIZED DEALER SUPPORT

Valor fireplaces are sold via our authorized dealer network across Canada & the United States. Valor dealers provide qualified installations and aftermarket service. We want to ensure that owning a Valor fireplace is a truly enjoyable experience and our dealer network is an integral part of the process. From the initial search to the finished product, our dealers will be there to make the process of owning and servicing a Valor as easy as possible.

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