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    Empire SR30T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Hydraulic Thermostat Controls - Propane

    622.80
    List Price: $769.99
    Sale Price: $622.80
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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
    • 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
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: SR30TLP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-SR30TLP
    UPC: 720968363121

    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
    • 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
      • 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.

    *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.

    A hydraulic thermostat control system makes it easy to adjust the BTU output of this propane heater. Capable of producing 30,000 BTUs, this infrared heater is a powerful tool that can stand alone or be mounted to a wall. A safety shutoff and oxygen sensor combine with an electric-free ignition to make this an ideal heater in power outage conditions. A five year warranty from Empire ensures the high quality of this unit's materials and construction.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Bob from CT on September 29, 2016
    Does the BTU output change as the desired temperature is reached ? Is there a model that does ?
    By Brennan W. on September 29, 2016

    Answer:
    The unit shuts itself off and turns itself on based on the temperature set.

    By Kevin from MS on November 28, 2015
    Can the number of plaques burning of this Empire SR30T infrared vent-free gas heater with hydraulic thermostat controls also be selected?
    By eFireplaceStore on November 30, 2015

    Answer:
    This unit is designed so that all 5 ceramic plaques will ignite when the unit is active. There is not a way to make the unit operate with only 1 or 3 plaques burning.

    By Carl from Sweetwater, TN on August 15, 2015
    Do you have this Empire SR30T infrared vent-free gas heater with hydraulic thermostat controls in a natural gas version?
    By Will M. on August 17, 2015

    Answer:
    The natural gas version can be found here.

    By Anne from Canada on October 29, 2013
    I have bought three items from you before. Two of them work great. However, the vent free unit was not satisfactory as it left a wetness afterward which created mold. I would like to purchase the 30,000 BTU unit in natural gas but am wondering if it will produce a dampness also from burning the natural gas or is it different? I am referring to the SR30T infrared vent free gas heater. Or, do you have a vented unit this size?
    By Chris on October 29, 2013

    Answer:
    Excess moisture is one of the by products created by vent free appliances. If you were to choose a direct vent model instead of a vent free model, the moisture created would not be an issue as the appliance would be vented to the outdoors. I would suggest the Empire DV35SG Direct Vent Gas Wall Furnace as a suitable replacement instead of a vent free furnace. In addition to the information above, vent free appliances are not allowed to be installed in Canada as well as several other states and localized municipalities across the United States.

    By Terri from NM on September 21, 2015
    How many square feet does this Empire SR30T infrared vent-free gas heater with hydraulic thermostat contorls heat?
    By Will M. on September 22, 2015

    Answer:
    With standard 8' ceilings, this heater will heat approximately 857 square feet.
    By Bruce from Waverly, OH on September 22, 2015

    Answer:
    Placed in the center of the home, it will heat a home 60 foot long and 30 foot wide. With the outside temp at zero degrees F and the wind blowing hard. With no wind, it will heat the same home to -15 degrees F. I've owned my first one for 10 years. I'm on my second one now. I was so impressed with the first one that when I bought the second, I also bought a third one for backup.

    By Tom from NY on October 3, 2015
    Does this Empire SR30T infrared vent-free gas heater with hydraulic thermostat controls shut off and on when the desired temperature is reached? Also, does it have a pilot that stays on?
    By Will M. on October 5, 2015

    Answer:
    A hydraulic thermostat gives the ability to set the unit at a desired heat range and the unit will cycle at that setting. The temperature swing is usually +/- 2 degrees. The system works by utilizing a vial of expanding fluid. As the fluid expands with room temperature, it trips the control valve and shuts the unit down. When the fluid cools and contracts, it turns the unit on again.

    This model will feature a standing pilot equipped with an ODS or Oxygen Depletion Sensor that will shut off the flow of gas to the burner when the oxygen level around the pilot assembly drops to around 19 percent.

    By Dan from Howard, OH on October 24, 2016
    What is the efficiency rating for this product and how many square ft will it heat efficiently?
    By Will M. on October 25, 2016

    Answer:
    As ventless systems are almost 100% efficient, 30,000 Btus will heat a space of approximately 857 square feet with 8' ceilings.

    By Alan Lauffer from Wichita, KS on November 8, 2012
    What kind of regulator is required for this unit, and do you sell them?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 8, 2012

    Answer:
    This unit will require a regulator that can step pressure down to approximately 1/2 psi at the inlet of the gas valve. Detailed pressure specs are available in the product manual. Depending on the inlet pressure from your gas supply pipe, you may need a regulator that is rated to handle 1 to 2 psi of incoming gas pressure, but this will depend on your installation.

    Also, the regulator thread sizes will depend on the size of your incoming gas line. We do offer a limited supply of adjustable regulators, but if a 3/4 or larger line is used you may need to purchase this type from a local plumbing supplier.

    By Tim from The Dalles, Oregon on September 12, 2012
    We have one of these that we want to convert to natural gas. Is there a kit available to switch it over?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 13, 2012

    Answer:
    Because of the potential danger of converting a vent free heater incorrectly, manufacturers of these products do not produce conversion kits for them. The heater must only be used with the fuel for which it was originally designed.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire SR30T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Hydraulic Thermostat Controls - Propane ( 622.8 )
    5 out of 5 Stars based on 20 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    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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