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    Empire BF20 Blue Flame Gas Heater - Natural Gas - BF-20NAT

    423.90
    List Price: $529.99
    Sale Price: $423.90
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    • Efficiently generates 20,000 BTUs of heat
    • Requires no venting
    • Soothing blue flame
    • Can be mounted on a wall or sit on the floor
    • Runs entirely without electricity
    • Convenient hydraulic thermostat controls
    • Standing pilot ignition system
    • Automatic shut-off and oxygen depletion sensor
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • 5-year limited warranty and 5-year limited labor warranty
    • Dimensions: 22" H x 18" W x 6 1/2" D
    • Minimum Clearances:
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: BF20NAT
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-BF20NAT
    UPC: 720968325013

    Features

    • Efficiently generates 20,000 BTUs of heat
    • Requires no venting
    • Soothing blue flame
    • Can be mounted on a wall or sit on the floor
    • Runs entirely without electricity
    • Convenient hydraulic thermostat controls
    • Standing pilot ignition system
    • Automatic shut-off and oxygen depletion sensor
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • 5-year limited warranty and 5-year limited labor warranty
    • Dimensions: 22" H x 18" W x 6 1/2" D
    • Minimum Clearances:
      • 36" from top
      • 5" from each side
      • 2" from floor when wall-mounted
      • 2" from floor when floor-mounted
    * Please Note: This heater is not designed for use when placed on the floor. To ensure proper safety and cost efficiency, place the heater on the Empire Heater Stand, product # CUI-SRS18 which is sold separately (See Accessories tab above for complete product information).

    *Also Note: This Model Cannot Be Used With An Optional Remote Control Or Wall Switch/Wall Mount Thermostat. A Rotary Knob Is Located On The Unit To Control The Temperature Setting.

    Empire thinks that if you want to have a heater that is capable of standing out apart from the rest, then you should be able to both find and purchase what you want with the greatest of ease. The Blue Flame Gas Heater runs off Natural Gas and casts a fire that has a bluish hue. Not only does it look completely elegant but also the heat that is generated by it is such that you will be grateful for a long time to come that you chose this above all of its competitors.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Wayne from Glenbeulah, WI on March 24, 2015
    I am looking for a heat source for a well insulated cabin. I would prefer a direct vent furnace. Will we experience any safety issue concerning carbon monoxide with this non-vented unit? I like the look of this unit. I currently have a Longvie direct vent unit that I would like to upgrade to something more efficient. What is the BTU rating of this heater and the 30BF model?
    By eFireplaceStore on March 24, 2015

    Answer:
    Both the BF20 and BF30 vent free heaters are some of the most clean burning style of vent free appliance available. Unlike a vent free fireplace, the flames make no contact with decorative media of any kind, leading to nearly perfect combustion and no release of CO into the space. Efficiency of the heaters is nearly 100%. However, vent free heaters are only intended for use as supplemental heaters, as they consume oxygen from the room. If makeup air is not introduced from time to time, the units will shut down.

    By Joanne from Nazareth, PA on May 17, 2013
    What's between the flame and grate? Where is this fireplace manufactured?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on May 17, 2013

    Answer:
    Yes, there is a glass panel between the protective grate and the blue flame on this unit. This model is manufactured by Empire Comfort in Belleville, Illinois.

    By Bill from Dolores, CO on September 28, 2016
    Does the blower have more than one speed?
    By Brennan W. on September 29, 2016

    Answer:
    The blower available for this unit is single speed.

    By Berry from Aurora, IL on November 28, 2015
    When the room temperature reaches the thermostat setting of this Empire BF20 Blue Flame gas heater, does the unit shut off automatically? What is the CFM of the fan for this unit?
    By Will M. on November 30, 2015

    Answer:
    Modulating hydraulic thermostat or thermostatic bulb heaters will have a dial that corresponds to a temperature range and, yes, the heater will shut down when the bulb senses the temperature has been satisfied.

    The heater will not arrive with a blower, but the optional Empire SRB-18T Automatic Blower can be purchased at an additional cost.

    By William from Prescott, AZ on November 10, 2015
    I read the one answer concerning altitude limitations. My house is sitting at 5,600 ft above sea level, in the hills of Prescott, AZ. This unit would be installed in a garage workshop and the garage is not sealed from outside air due to the gaps and air infiltration from around two garage doors. I also have a garage service door that I could crack to permit air into the garage area. Would you still not recommend using this Empire BF20 blue flame gas heater at my altitude due to oxygen limitations?
    By Brennan W. on November 10, 2015

    Answer:
    Unfortunately, even with the added air intake in your area, we would not advise installing this unit at your altitude.

    By Charlene from Cimarron, NM on January 3, 2014
    Is this unit rated for elevations of 6500 ft. above sea level?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 3, 2014

    Answer:
    The ODS pilot assembly for vent free heaters is calibrated to operate normally up to elevations of 4,500 feet. Above that, you may have nuisance pilot outages, as the oxygen depletion system will cause it to shut down. This is an unfortunate byproduct of the lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes.

    By Bob from Mattituck, NY on October 4, 2013
    Does the BF20 have a variable speed blower fan option? Will the BF10 heat a room 22' x 12' with a 10 foot ceiling that slopes to 8 feet? Or should I go with the BF 20?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 4, 2013

    Answer:
    The BF20 does indeed have a blower option. It is an automatic, single speed fan. Both the heater stand and the blower can be seen under the accessory tab on the item page.

    The BF10 would be sufficient to heat the space, as long as the room is well insulated and does not have to be heated up from very cold temperatures. If the insulation is poor or greater than 10 degree temperature cycles are expected, the BF20 would be the better choice.

    By Dan from PA on January 30, 2016
    What is the range of the thermostat of this Empire BF20 Blue Flame gas heater? I am looking for a heater that will come on if the main heat fails when I am not home. Can it be set for 50 degrees? I leave the main heat set for 60 degrees when I am away.
    By Brennan W. on February 1, 2016

    Answer:
    Per the manufacturer, the heater has 5 settings, with setting one being at 55 degrees Fahrenheit and setting five being at 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

    By Matt from MI on August 12, 2013
    Can you convert this model to propane?
    By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on August 12, 2013

    Answer:
    Unfortunately, as this item is a vent free appliance, field conversion is not permitted. Should you be in the market for a propane unit, we currently do offer theEmpire BF20 Blue Flame Gas Heater - Propane - BF-20LP.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire BF20 Blue Flame Gas Heater - Natural Gas - BF-20NAT ( 423.9 )
    5 out of 5 Stars based on 16 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    A Space Heater You Gotta Love!
    By
    Marilyn
    from GRIFFIN, GAon
    February 1, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This space heater is trim, neat, quiet and efficient. We haven't had any real cold days to test what it can really do, but have noticed it can be set on a lower setting than our old space heater to achieve the same results. We were very pleased with the service at eFireplaceStore.com. We received our order in a timely fashion and the heater was in good condition when it arrived. We would recommend doing business with this company.

    Stove
    By
    Herman
    from BELLSon
    September 14, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Nice stove,

    Great service
    By
    Joe
    from BOISEon
    July 22, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Quick service and can't wait to install the heater

    This heater is hottt!
    By
    Holly
    from ROCKPORTon
    February 26, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This heater does what it says. Easy to install, easy to operate and effective and efficent. We heat a 500 sq. ft. room in minutes flat. Have even opened up our double doors to the main section of the house to let some heat in there and our purchase is paying off. Our electric provider gives us weekly updates and our kwh useage has decreased by approx. 15% already. Thanks for a great product!
    Pros:
    Easy installation, operation, effective heat source and efficent
    Cons:
    None and this is the 2nd heater like this we have. Other smaller unit heats our business shop.

    very happy with this purchase!
    By
    Darrell
    from Macomb, MIon
    December 2, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very happy with the Empire vent free heater. Heats up my sunroom quickly even when it is below freezing outside. Ordering was easy, and everything arrived on time and in perfect shape. Adding the blower makes a big difference as well!

    Excellent choice!
    By
    Margaret
    from THOMPSON FALLS, Montanaon
    November 27, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    It is everything I could want in a heater.

    Heats up really well and warms the room up fast, would buy this product again
    By
    Ethel
    from HONEY GROVE, Texason
    November 27, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Delivery was fast and efficient. Instructions clear and easy to follow. would recommend they offer the hose to connect heater to heat source (ours was propane).
    Pros:
    Easy to install
    Cons:
    Nothing at this time

    Good quality unit!
    By
    Mark D Cole
    from Lindsey, Ohioon
    October 5, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Good appearance and finish. Works fine..I have seen less expensive heaters, but they were made in China! I would recommend this ventless heater to anyone! Makes a great backup if you loose your electric!

    Well made wall heater
    By
    Cory G.
    from Washington Crossing, PAon
    January 4, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This Empire BF30 natural gas wall heater is very well made. It has more than the typical sheet metal body of cheaper heaters sold at local hardware stores. It worked perfectly from the minute I installed it and the previous local model never functioned properly and I had to return it. I am looking forward to many years of faithful service from this unit.
    Pros:
    Very good construction
    Cons:
    Expensive

    Great Heater
    By
    BG
    from Trussville, Alabamaon
    November 26, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Unit did come in with broken glass but eFireplace sent a replacement glass with no hassle. Well built and easy to install. Originally bought one from a local hardware store and did not realize it was made in China until I got it installed and it did not work. Bought this one and the quality is worth the extra money.

    Great Unit - Will Keep You Warm
    By
    Norm Moreau
    from UTAH on
    October 28, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Be sure to order the fan kit as well it really works to throw that heat .You will have to install it yourself in the unit. If you want to have it free stand on the floor you have to order the stand or it can only go on the wall. The picture is showing it with the stand on it you will need to order it as an extra. This unit will keep you warm and you will not be disappointed . Good for 400 sq ft - not a problem.
    Cons:
    it was shipped in a box the glass was missing and so was the owner manual . they shipped me a new glass but they charge me for it . $36.00

    Great Safety Features
    By
    Lori James
    from New Hampshireon
    June 6, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This natural gas heater supplements my central heat. The thermostat is easy to set and the pilot lights the first time. The safety features are a plus.

    Efficient Heater
    By
    Kathleen Perez
    from New Yorkon
    January 13, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This heater is very efficient; I recommend it.

    More Efficient Than Previous Heaters
    By
    Gary Davis
    from Maineon
    March 21, 2010
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    I used this heater to replace my less efficient units. It is capable of heating large and small areas.

    Pleasant to Watch
    By
    Stephanie Carter
    from Vermonton
    July 13, 2009
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Our frigid mountain cabin needed an efficient heater--this one fit the bill. We had expected the base to be included, but it was not, so we had to purchase that separately. To turn the unit on and off, you have to remove the glass safety panel. Since we have no children or pets, we just leave that off so we don't have to be moving it so frequently. The heater keeps the space warm; is pleasurable to watch the flames.

    Dependable Unit
    By
    Irene Russell
    from Massachussettson
    May 23, 2009
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    A service technician with 17 years of experience installed this unit for me. He recommended it as a durable, dependable heater.



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