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    Empire BF30 Blue Flame Gas Heater - Natural Gas - BF-30NAT

    List Price: $639.99
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: BF30NAT
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-BF30NAT
    UPC: 720968326010


    • Efficiently generates 30,000 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 24 1/8" 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 unit is approved for mobile home installation where not prohibited by local codes.

    *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.

    For the most effective way to heat your home, look no further than the Empire Gas Heater. This compact heater generates 30,000 BTUs without any outside venting or electricity. It's compact size allows it to be situated anywhere, from a wall to the floor. The blue flame gives a unique, soothing glow and the automatic shut off valve gives you a peace of mind. For the easiest, most affordable, most reliable way to heat your home check out the Empire Gas Heater and prepare to be blown away.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    By John Faenza from New Britain, CT on December 14, 2016
    I have a 2004 Comfort Glow CBT 20NT; Serial 016768320 natural gas wall mount. When you push down on the pilot, the spark only sparks about 6 or 7 times then it stops. Then I wait, and it does the same again. Is there a replacement part for the igniter or spark?
    By Brennan W. on December 14, 2016

    I can indeed special order the ignitor for your unit. Following this message, you will receive a quote for the parts you have requested. If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please give us a call at 1-800-203-1642 and reference your five digit quote number. We look forward to hearing from you.

    By Jim from Eaton, IN on October 3, 2014
    Does the BF 30 natural gas unit have a glass frontt?

    By eFireplaceStore on October 3, 2014

    It does not. The unit has a safety grid, but relies on open air interchange with the room for proper combustion and thermal efficiency.

    By Ron from Iowa on January 4, 2017
    Can I change my natural gas system to propane?
    By Will M. on January 4, 2017

    Unfortunately, ventless systems are not convertible.

    By Vernon from NY on May 26, 2016
    Can this heater be used in a garage?
    By Will M. on May 27, 2016

    There is no rule prohibiting the installation of a gas heater in a garage. For confirmation of this, it is recommended to contact local code enforcement.

    By John from Macon, GA on July 31, 2014
    I live in Central Georgia and for the most part our winters are pretty mild with most November through March temperatures staying above 30 degrees at night. Some extremes can get to single digits. I live in a historic 1890's wood-frame home (fire concern) with a large crawl space/basement that has the same foot print of the house (2500 sq.ft.). The height of basement varies from 7' to 12'. The exterior walls of crawlspace are foundation to the structure and half are subterranean and other half are exposed to outside. The walls are 12" thick brick and the floor of the entire crawlspace is poured concrete. Floor joist are all insulated with R34. There are three large windows that are double pane. The basement is pretty air tight but with can't plug all of them on old homes. The natural gas HVAC and 50 gal NG hot water heater are down there already, but both of them VENTED. I have a 700 sq.ft. Shop/Studio in the crawl space and want some heat for all of the crawlspace in dead of winter. I would like to keep the basement area in the upper 50's or low 60's during the winter. I will wall mount it on interior wall about 20" up from floor. I have some concerns. Will this Empire Natural Gas unvented heater produce a lot of moisture during operation in the winter months (Dec-Feb)? Will I experience sweating on the walls and other outside surfaces from the operation of this heater such that I will need to run a dehumidifier when the Empire heater is operating? Can I cut the pilot light completely off so that I can minimize fire/explosion hazard if working with solvents in my shop? Am I going to get a "stinky ole Gas Smell" rising up into the living area of my house through the floor from the operation of this NG Heater in the winter? I like this Empire Unit but don't want to buy more headaches as a home owner. Can you help me?
    By eFireplaceStore on July 31, 2014

    From the detailed description you have given of the potential installation, I fear an unvented heater is not the best product for you to use. Your area is prone to high humidity levels on the front end and given the crawl space installation, air will be more stagnant and moisture will indeed be a problem. A dehumidifier would take care of that, but the lack of air changeover may cause issues with the operation of the heater, especially over extended periods. The pilot can be shut down on this model, but with the previous concerns, I highly recommend installing a vented heater for your application. If there is an ideal spot on an above ground portion of the outside wall, a direct vent heater could be used to heat the space.

    By Kyle from Saratoga Springs, UT on September 14, 2015
    What is the difference between this Empire Blue Flame BF-30NAT and the SR30T natural gas heaters? I need to heat our basement which measures about 1200 square feet. Is 30,000 BTU's big enough?
    By Will M. on September 15, 2015

    The BF30 heater offers an open "blue flame" for heating, while the flame in the SR30 heats up ceramic plaques that provide radiant "infrared" heat. If you must have a vent free appliance, these will be the best options as the limit for a vent free appliance is 40,000 and there are no vent free space heaters available with a BTU output greater than 30,000. To heat the space you describe, you would need an appliance that produces 42,000 BTU. You may want to consider a direct vent appliance as they are not reliant on oxygen from the home, which means you may "over-size" the heater to account for the loss in efficiency.

    By Marjorie Cullison from Jasonville, IN on December 11, 2011
    What can we do about the odor of burned gas from our BF30-2 heater?
    By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on December 12, 2011

    While unvented heaters may produce some odor it is not normal for the odor to be over powering or overly noticeable. However, a "burn in" is necessary to burn off the oils and lubricants used during assembly. It is recommended to open a few windows to alleviate an additional odors during the burn in. Often, strong, unpleasant odors generated by these heaters are the result of incorrect gas pressure or a defect in the unit. Also, because these heaters pull combustion air from their surroundings, any chemicals or fumes in the air will be pulled into the heater and combusted.

    By Carol from Atlanta, GA on August 17, 2016
    Does it come with the hose to connect the heater to gas line or is this offered separately?
    By Brennan W. on August 17, 2016

    A flexible connector from the appliance to the outer gas valve will need to be purchased separately.

    By Chandesh from New Jersey on May 23, 2014
    Is this a high efficiency unit with above 95% heat output? This would be for my finished basement.
    By eFireplaceStore on May 27, 2014

    Being that this model is a vent free model, efficiency will stand at 99.9 percent, with only a trace amount of heat lost to the chassis of the heater. Blue flame heaters are among the cleanest burning and effective vent free heaters available.

    By Helen from albany, ny on October 27, 2011
    I would like to buy this heater in a VENTED model. Do you sell a vented model?
    By Kevin E. on October 29, 2011

    All of our smaller Empire gas heaters feature vent free operation.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire BF30 Blue Flame Gas Heater - Natural Gas - BF-30NAT ( 517.5 )
    5 out of 5 Stars based on 17 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    Hot Spot
    from Norfolk, VAon
    March 14, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    My new little hot spot is very much what I expected. Lighting the pilot and having it stay lit after installation was brutal, otherwise good. Also, it takes a while to get used to the odor which it certainly has.
    see above
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    A Space Heater You Gotta Love!
    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 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.

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

    Great service
    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!
    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!
    Easy installation, operation, effective heat source and efficent
    None and this is the 2nd heater like this we have. Other smaller unit heats our business shop.

    very happy with this purchase!
    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!
    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
    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).
    Easy to install
    Nothing at this time

    Good quality unit!
    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
    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.
    Very good construction

    Great Heater
    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
    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.
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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