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    Empire SR18 Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Manual Controls - Natural Gas - SR-18NAT

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    List Price: $459.99
    Sale Price: $378.00
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    • Efficiently generates 18,000 BTUs of heat
    • Requires no venting
    • Can be mounted on a wall or sit on the floor
    • Runs entirely without electricity
    • Three manually-controlled heat settings
    • 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
    See complete product details >>
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: SR18NAT
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-SR18NAT
    UPC: 720968361813

    Features

    • Efficiently generates 18,000 BTUs of heat
    • Requires no venting
    • Can be mounted on a wall or sit on the floor
    • Runs entirely without electricity
    • Three manually-controlled heat settings
    • 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
      • 6" 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).

    Empire designed a convenient, consistent, and efficient solution to all your home heating dilemmas. Propane models of these gas heaters are also available to provide clean, consistent heat that efficiently generates18,000 BTUs of heat that runs entirely without electricity. This model measures at 22" H x 18" W x 6 1/2" D, requires no extra venting, and can be mounted on the wall or can sit on the floor (minimum clearances at 36" from top, 6" from each side, 2" from floor when wall-mounted, and 2" from floor when floor-mounted). Perhaps best for your family, the controls are user-friendly and the model comes with three manually controlled heat settings, as well as automatic shut-off and oxygen depletion sensors. Older homes, drafty buildings, or structures that just don't get enough heat can benefit from this high-quality gas heater that comes with a 5-year limited warranty and 5-year labor warranty.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Alicia from OK on January 24, 2016
    Does this Empire gas heater have a blower?
    By Brennan W. on January 25, 2016

    Answer:
    While this heater does not come with a blower, one is available for it at the link below:

    Empire SRB-18 Blower - For SR18 Infrared Gas Heaters

    By James from NY on January 8, 2014
    What volume of propane would be used per hour with this unit running at the highest setting?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 8, 2014

    Answer:
    Based on the average BTU input of a gallon of propane, this product will use approximately 1/5 of a gallon per hour of operation.

    By Jewell Peoples from Birmingham, AL on October 30, 2012
    Where can I find a thermal coupling for a SR18 Space heater?
    By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on October 30, 2012

    Answer:
    This replacement part (# R6310) can be special ordered for you through our company.

    By Baker from Maine on September 16, 2013
    Does this heater (SR-18NAT) come with a blower?
    By Emily on September 16, 2013

    Answer:
    The Empire gas heater does not come with a blower. There is a blower that you can purchase as an accessory. See item # CUI-SRB18, it is The Empire SRB-18 Blower - For SR18 Infrared Gas Heaters.

    By Peggy from NJ on November 27, 2016
    What size room will this heater heat?
    By Brennan W. on November 28, 2016

    Answer:
    This heater will heat about 500 square feet.

    By Larry from Katy, TX on September 5, 2014
    We need to replace a wall heater for my wife's 85+ year old mother. Is the three speed manual control knob on the SR-18 hard to turn?

    By eFireplaceStore on September 5, 2014

    Answer:
    The knob will have fairly positive engagement in each position, but it is fairly easy to turn through each position.

    By Brad from Harrisonburg on August 17, 2014
    What pressure of gas supply is needed for this unit?
    By eFireplaceStore on August 18, 2014

    Answer:
    This unit requires input pressure between 10 and 13 inches of water column. More often than not, proper pressure can be achieved by tying into the existing line, but the volume of gas is insufficient when both appliances are burning. I recommend having a licensed plumber verify if the supply line is large enough. Both length of the line and diameter play parts in proper appliance operation.

    By Domenic from Douglas, MA on June 23, 2013
    Does this heater need a professional to hook up gas line from my existing gas water heater?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 24, 2013

    Answer:
    It is highly recommended to contract a licensed professional plumber to make the change, as they will have the proper tools to check for leaks and to adjust gas pressure if necessary.

    By Arturo from Clint, TX on January 12, 2016
    Can I convert this Empire SR18 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls to use propane?
    By Will M. on January 12, 2016

    Answer:
    This vent free heater may only be used with the gas type it is designed for use with and cannot be converted. This is the case with most all vent free appliances.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire SR18 Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Manual Controls - Natural Gas - SR-18NAT ( 378 )
    5 out of 5 Stars based on 22 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    Great Product
    By
    Elizabeth
    from VTon
    April 25, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Easy to install. Heats up almost 1000 square feet. Easy to operate.


    The Right Heater for The Job
    By
    Nancy
    from Sedgwick, MEon
    April 5, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Needed to heat my pottery studio in Maine. The website had good and accurate info. When I called with questions, the person I spoke with was willing and very able to answer them all. He helped me make the right choice. It arrived exactly when they said it would. It's doing a great job. I've been comfortably making pots, even though it's still snowing outside.


    Easy controls
    By
    Roy
    from Greer, SCon
    December 28, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Quick shipping, Easy to install, Heats very well, Used to heat about 600 sq.ft. area. Easy controls.


    Nice Heater
    By
    Barbara
    from Tonawandaon
    October 28, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This heater was delivered exactly when expected. It took my husband about a half hour to remove our old on and install this one. It warmed our basement up quickly! We are place very pleased with our purchase!
    Cons:
    none


    GREAT HEATER
    By
    MARK
    from ROYERSFORD, PAon
    May 24, 2016
    HASSLE FREE SHOPPING! QUICK DELIVERY!
    Pros:
    HAD ONE BEFORE AND LASTED 26 YEARS. TAKES THE CHILL OFF FAST.
    Cons:
    NEW MODEL SETTING SWITCH DOES NOT FEEL AS SOLID AS OLD ONE.


    Purchase two of these outstanding Empire natural gas heaters
    By
    David
    from AUGUSTAon
    February 20, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    I received two of these Empire natural gas heaters very quickly and well packed. I am very impress with these heaters. I now understand why these heaters cost a little more then all other heaters. The quality and performance of these Empire heaters is outstanding. I highly recommend Empire heaters to all who are looking for a top notch heater that will surpass all other heaters on the market. Good Job Empire.


    exactly what I was looking for...
    By
    Gary
    from Vestavia Hills, ALon
    February 2, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    needed a heat source for an add-on basement room and this heater and price fit the bill perfectly.


    Quality
    By
    Tom
    from Reno NVon
    January 10, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    You do get what you pay for and this heater is a prime example. It replaces a cheap Chinese one that fell apart at the control knob due to cheap construction. Well pleased in this one
    Pros:
    Quality


    Great Heater
    By
    Dennis
    from QUINTONon
    January 7, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Put this in our master bathroom works very well heating up bath and bedroom and the thermostat works well going on and off. A very nice heater for the price. We are thinking about buying more for the other rooms in our house one at a time.
    Pros:
    Thermostat settings, works well, great heater
    Cons:
    none


    Great Heater Made In USA
    By
    Chuck
    from Salem, Illinoison
    December 1, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    I have two of these heaters and have had excellent service from both of them! They truly are the best of the vent free heaters!


    Empire Infrared Heaters are the BEST
    By
    Michele
    from Wyandotte, MIon
    November 4, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This is our second Empire Heater and we love it. So easy to clean, and take care of. Quiet and does not have any odor at all.


    Wonderful
    By
    Mark
    from Carson City, Nevadaon
    October 1, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Saves propane and battery... performs exactly as I hoped it would. I will be recommending this unit to friends with RVs


    One of many purchased
    By
    Steve
    from Penrose, Coloradoon
    April 5, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This is the latest one of many Empires I've purchased over the years for use in RVs and homes. I've never been disappointed with the performance or the even heat they provide. I've used several in high elevations without a glitch. I've recommended this heater to several friends and they're always as pleased as I have been with them. Great product!
    Pros:
    Best reliable performance. Moist, even heat on demand. Quiet.
    Cons:
    NONE


    SR-18LP Propane vent free heater
    By
    Harold Sheffer
    from Kalkaska, MIon
    March 12, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    The heater was packed well, arrived timely and worked perfectly as soon as we finished installation. It is a very good heater which we purchased because of our prior good experience with the empire brand heater.


    None Better
    By
    Bt
    from Waverly, Ohioon
    January 31, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    If this company's quality control stays on target then you will not find a better heating, longer lasting wall heater. I've heated my whole house "1700 sq. ft." exclusively. Built in the 70's as an all electric home, in weather to 10 below with a wind chill even lower. I use no other heat source, just one thermostat controlled 30,000 btu wall unit, placed in the middle of the house on an outside wall. I've done this for over 20 year, only having to replace the unit once in that time. This unit will last well past it's warranty time. I'm so confident in these units that I have bought a spare that I keep in storage. For as I've said: it is my only heat. Buy one, you'll not regret it...


    Next day shipment was amazing
    By
    Dave
    from North Carolinaon
    January 14, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Ordering and Shipping: I ordered the SR10T unit at this store after trying to find it locally because of concerns of damage in shipment. In the end, I ordered on-line because of the competitive price and free shipping. I accepted the normal shipping terms at check-out and much to my surprise the unit was delivered the next day! Installation: I contracted with a local installer to run the pipes and install the unit on the wall in my basement. They were able to do all of this in about 2 hours time. (it was a very short run to connect to the natural gas source) It only took 20-30 minutes to actually hang the heater on the wall with the 4 "drywall" bolts. Experience after 2 months of actual use: We are heating about 200 square feet in our finished basement room. Sometimes we open up a second room which adds about 50 more square feet. The SR10T is more than adequate for the space we're using it for. We are very pleased with the unit so far and feel secure that we have a secondary heating source should we loose electric power.
    Pros:
    1. Unit is constructed from quality materials and is small enough that it doesn't detract too much from the room decor. 2. Simple to operate. (Pilot mode, Off mode, 1-5 temperature range setting) 3. Easy wall mounting installation. 4. Reliable secondary heat source in the event that first heat source is not available(power outage, etc...)
    Cons:
    This is not a big deal but it is necessary to hold the Pilot knob down for 60 seconds when first starting up the unit. It would be nice it one could simply hold the Pilot knob down, press the "lighter" button and then immediately set the desired temperature range(1-5). (not a big deal, but a "nice-to-have")


    Finally warm
    By
    Dennie
    from Virginiaon
    November 13, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    I am in a two bedroom 1320 sq ft SW Va . The heater is downstairs and even on lowest setting the upstairs is warm. Got it for emergencies but found it is awesome for everyday use. Heat pump just doesn't do it. I recommend Empire because it is made in the USA. Before bringing a gas heater into my home I searched for what I believe to be the safest I chose Empire. As you can see my Chihuahua enjoys the heater as well. I ordered this heater on a Sunday evening and it was at my door he next evening. I purchased from this seller due to price and shipping. Wow awesome choice!
    Pros:
    Made in USA Warranty Quiet. Heated the room without the noise of a fan
    Cons:
    I didn't buy sooner


    Great Product 20 years no trouble!
    By
    Steve
    from Central Michiganon
    October 30, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    I have been using this product in my cabin for 20 years and just now need to clean it! Great product buy this one and not the Junk sold by Home Depot, Lowes or Northern tool. This one is worth every penny!


    Just what my cold bathroom needed
    By
    John Mayo
    from Marietta, Ga.on
    March 4, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    The item was shipped in a timely manner and was as advertised. I had to deal with customer service a number times to resolve a stolen UPS shipment, but it was resolved to my satisfaction. I would recommend this vendor.


    Great Gas Heater
    By
    Ervin
    from North Carolinaon
    February 26, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Installed this heater in our living room and it heats the entire downstairs of our house. Easy to install and looks great in our house. Very economical to operate.
    Pros:
    Easy to operate. Uses very little gas.


    Review for
    By
    LINDA. TOMBSTONE AZ
    from on
    March 3, 2011
    I AM THRILLED WITH MY NEW EMPIRE SR18 INFRARED HEATER. DOES WHAT ITS SUPPOSED TO DO.


    Does the Job Well
    By
    Virginia Taylor
    from Wisconsinon
    March 25, 2009
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Everyone in my family has fallen in love with this heater and the job that it does. However, in order for it to do the job most effectively, it requires use of the optional blower.




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