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    Empire SR30 Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Manual Controls - Natural Gas - SR-30NAT

    513.90
    List Price: $629.99
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    • Efficiently generates 30,000 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 24 1/8" W x 6 1/2" D
    • Minimum Clearances:
      • 36" from top
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    Popular Accessories for this Item
    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: SR30NAT
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-SR30NAT
    UPC: 720968363015

    Features

    • Efficiently generates 30,000 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 24 1/8" W x 6 1/2" D
    • Minimum Clearances:
      • 36" from top
      • 8" 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.

    If your home is in need of some extra heat you can install a vent free Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater. Runs without using electricity and has three manually controlled heat settings. Available in natural gas and propane it features a standing pilot ignition system. Having an automatic shut-off and oxygen depletion sensor gives you peace of mind during use. It can be wall mounted or sit on the floor efficiently generating 30,000 BTUs of heat.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Luis from Philadelphia, PA on November 16, 2014
    What is the highest BTU output that natural gas heaters come in? How safe are they?
    By eFireplaceStore on November 17, 2014

    Answer:
    Indoor vent free appliances are limited to a 40,000 BTU maximum by law. Wall heaters are generally limited to 30,000 BTUs, in order to ensure that they will not overheat the wall they are affixed to. The heaters are safe for use in all areas except for bedrooms, as long as the room meets the combustion air requirements specified by the manufacturer.

    By Wayne from Dals, PA on September 29, 2013
    Dose this come in LP gas?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 30, 2013


    By dr salman adams from Avenel, NJ on November 5, 2012
    Can this be installed in offices in New Jersey? I have a medical office.
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 5, 2012

    Answer:
    In order to see if this vent-free heater can be installed in your office, please contact your local building inspector. The owner's manual for this heater can be downloaded and emailed if needed.

    By Tony from MT on September 25, 2015
    I purchased a SR30 with manual controls. I am wondering, is there a thermostat conversion kit I can purchase after market?
    By Chris C. on September 25, 2015

    Answer:
    Being that the unit is vent free, there are no aftermarket kits available to convert a manual control to a thermostat style valve.

    By John from Trion, GA on January 13, 2016
    Do the manual Empire gas heater models let you select 1, 3, or 5 burners?
    By Will M. on January 13, 2016

    Answer:
    The manual version will indeed let you select one, three or five plaques with positions 1-3 and the thermostatic version will simply cycle on or off with all five plaques, according to the setting on the control knob.

    By Bob from St. Louis, MO on October 31, 2015
    Does this Empire SR30 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls come with a blower already installed? Also, is this a direct wire unit or can I can it into an outlet?
    By Will M. on November 2, 2015

    Answer:
    This will not arrive with a blower. The optional blower for this model can be found under "Popular Accessories for this Item" on the product page in question. The heater will require no electricity, however, the blower will arrive with a three-prong cord to plug into a properly grounded receptacle.

    By Dave from Pittsburgh, PA on January 26, 2016
    Does this Empire SR30 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls come with a floor stand?
    By Will M. on January 26, 2016

    Answer:
    The floor stand is sold separately and is found under "Popular Accessories for this Item" on the product page for the item in question.

    By William from Austin, TX on August 23, 2016
    How much of a room will this heat?
    By Will M. on August 23, 2016

    Answer:
    With standard 8' ceiling height, this heater should heat approximately 857 square feet.

    By Margaret from Albuquerque, NM on November 10, 2015
    How do I readjust this Empire SR30 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls? The flame is too high and I can not control it with the knob on top.
    By Will M. on November 10, 2015

    Answer:
    The flame height on ceramic plaque heaters is not adjustable and if the flame is abnormally high, this is a sign that the heater needs cleaning and service. The steps for this are outlined on page 14 of the installation manual.

    By Lisa from Northwest, GA on November 24, 2014
    I am replacing an ancient Empire Corcho with either a new SR-30 or SR-30T fireplace. I've been dragging my feet on doing it because I just can't make up my mind whether to choose manual or thermostat controls. What are the advantages/disadvantages of both?
    By eFireplaceStore on November 25, 2014

    Answer:
    There is not much of a difference between the two, but the thermostatic model has proven to be more popular. The manual model is slightly more reliable, as there are less parts to fail. However, the unit relies on you constantly modulating the temperature in the room. If the heater is left on for any reason, it can get quite hot in the space and you must remember to turn the heater on when needed. The thermostatic model is generally reliable and the convenience of the thermostat can really not be stressed enough. Being able to set the temperature and walk away enables the kind of convenience found with a home HVAC system. Most customers that used a manual version and switched to a thermostat state that they cannot imagine going back.

    By Erik from Montreal Canada on January 24, 2013
    Can we connect this unit to a flex natural gas pipe that i use on my BBQ ?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 24, 2013

    Answer:
    While it is certainly possible, we recommend contacting your local building inspector's office before installation. Please see page 7 of the owner's manual for the gas supply requirements for this heater.

    By Dave from MD on October 29, 2014
    I am thinking about one of these to put in a 800 square foot garage with 10 foot ceilings. Do they give off much odor? Should I be worried about using spray chemicals such as brake cleaner or carberater cleaner in the garage?
    By eFireplaceStore on October 30, 2014

    Answer:
    This unit will heat the space sufficiently, given your area. The infrared style of heaters burn very cleanly, with little detectable odor. It is important to service the heater on a yearly basis, especially in an environment where petroleum products are being used. When using any kind of petroleum product or chemical based aerosol, I strongly advise on shutting the unit down and allowing the space to air our before starting the heater again. Being a vent free model, it will draw combustion air from the space. If byproducts from the chemicals are in the air, it could draw them in and release harmful vapors back into the room.

    If the garage sees regular use and you anticipate having to shut the unit down frequently, you may consider installation of a direct vent wall heater instead.

    By Harold from San Francisco on December 30, 2012
    Can I get this heater in California?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 31, 2012

    Answer:
    Most vent-free appliances are illegal in California. We recommend checking with a local building inspector for more information.

    By Mike from Branchville, NJ on December 19, 2016
    I installed an SR30 unit in my greenhouse ( 10x15 ft), and if I close the door, the oxygen sensor kicks the unit off. Do they make a kit to install combustion air from the outside?
    By Will M. on December 20, 2016

    Answer:
    Please note that no outside air kits will be available for wall heaters like the product in question, so choosing a smaller heater may be the best option. You only need roughly 5,000 Btus to heat the space and this model produces 30,000, so it is not surprising that the ODS (oxygen depletion sensor) is triggering. Please note that systems like these use all of the available oxygen in the space they are installed in, so the ODS will prevent the available oxygen level from dropping below 19%. If you must have a ventless heater, the Empire SR10T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Hydraulic Thermostat Controls - Natural Gas would be much better suited.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire SR30 Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Manual Controls - Natural Gas - SR-30NAT ( 513.9 )
    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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