By Lee from Parsippany, NJ on November 28, 2013
What is the size of the floor opening? I'm looking to replace an Empire floor furnace #7077.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 29, 2013
Answer:The floor opening needed to accommodate this heater is 34 5/16 inches long and 30 5/16 inches in width.
By Denise Abbott from Westfiled, PA on October 7, 2012
What are the dimensions of this floor furnace grate?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 8, 2012
Answer:The register on this furnace measures 36 3/4 inches long by 32 3/4 inches wide.
By Eric from Hinton, West Virginia on October 9, 2013
I am currently living in a house that has a 30+ year old floor furnace that has just stopped working. We can get the pilot light to ignite and stay lit, but the furnace will not start. How many BTU's do you think I need for a 1200 square foot house? It is well insulated and located in southern West Virginia.
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on October 9, 2013
Answer:This 65,000 BTU floor furnace is ideal for your application, as it is capable of heating over 1,200 square feet.
By Amy from Brockton, MA on October 10, 2012
How would one adjust the burner flame?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 10, 2012
Answer:Empire floor furnaces do not have an adjustment on the flame height. Much like a standard forced air furnace, they are only meant to cycle on and off with the use of a wall-mounted thermostat.
The only way to adjust the unit performance would be to verify the incoming gas pressure to the unit. Most regulators have a test port that allow you to use a manometer to verify proper gas pressure. I highly recommend having a qualified technician verify proper gas pressure, if the unit is performing poorly. Correct gas pressure is outlined in the owner's manual.
By Colin from CA on June 25, 2012
Does the furnace need to be vented? If so, how big a vent is needed? (The vent is on an interior wall.)
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on June 25, 2012
Answer:Yes, this unit must be vented with 5" diameter Type B vent pipe. Please see Pages 4-6 in the owner's manual (can be downloaded on the Item Description tab) for detailed information on venting this floor furnace.
By Herbert on November 9, 2012
Does this unit use a thermostat?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:This unit does indeed use a thermostat. One is included with purchase of the furnace. However, thermostat wiring is not included as each installation is different. Proximity of the thermostat to the furnace will decide the gauge wire required. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
By Dan from Mt Vernon, IN on November 11, 2013
What is the output BTU of this product?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 12, 2013
Answer:Due to the 58% efficiency rating of this unit, the output rating for this model will be 37,700. This is adequate to heat a space of approximately 1,100 square feet in the average home.