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

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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: SR30TNAT
eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-SR30TNAT
UPC: 720968363114

*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.

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
Product Description
Efficiently heat your home with the SR30T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater that can be wall mounted or sit on the floor. Running entirely without electric with convenient hydraulic thermostat controls and standing pilot ignition system. Available in natural gas and propane to meet your needs vent free with automatic shut-off and oxygen depletion sensor. Requiring no venting this heater will allow you to rest at ease and enjoy a winter with warmth in your home.

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
Manufacturer: Empire
Part Number: SR30TNAT
eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-SR30TNAT
UPC: 720968363114
Customer Questions & Answers
By Buck from Florence, SC on January 6, 2014
Does this have a fan? If it doesn't, can a fan be added?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on January 6, 2014

Answer:
This heater does not include a fan, but you can add the optional Empire SRB-30T Blower.

By Mark Carbone from Bolton, MA on November 26, 2012
Can this unit's temperature be set for lower than 55 degrees?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 27, 2012

Answer:
The lowest temperature setting this unit can be adjusted to is 50 degrees. The hydraulic controls are usually accurate to +/- 2 degrees.

By Mytris from Newell AL on April 6, 2012
Can this unit use both NATURAL or PROPANE gas??
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on April 9, 2012

Answer:
This particular heater is designed for use with Natural Gas only. You may find the propane version here.

By Loratta from Mcrae, GA on October 27, 2014
Is there a low setting that only uses 3 burners or do I have to use all 5 burners all the time?
By eFireplaceStore on October 28, 2014

Answer:
This unit will operate all five plaques when lit. Some older models used 1, 3, or 5 plaques, but the manufacturer has since determined that it is more efficient to have all 5 operate. The room is heated more quickly and the air in the room does not become as dry this way.

By Christine from Dubois, WY on November 28, 2015
How large of an area will this Empire SR30T infrared vent-free gas heater with hydraulic thermostat controls heat?
By eFireplaceStore on November 30, 2015

Answer:
This unit will heat approximately 850 square feet on average.

By Dan from Totowa, NJ on August 15, 2015
Can this Empire SR30T infrared vent-free gas heater with hydraulic thermostat controls be left on for extended periods of time in an empty house?
By Will M. on August 17, 2015

Answer:
So long as the square footage of the home can support the BTU output of the appliance, it is installed by a qualified professional and adequate ventilation is provided, there is no reason this heater cannot be left unattended for long periods of time.

By Marty from Portland, OR on March 23, 2013
What is this unit's propane consumption rate per hour?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 25, 2013

Answer:
Given the average BTU content for a gallon of propane, this unit should consume just under one third of a gallon for every continuous hour of operation.

By Gerry from Sorrento, ME on September 28, 2015
Where can I find information on Hydraulic Thermostat Controls? Does this Empire SR30T infrared vent-free gas heater with hydraulic thermostat controls come in a propane gas model?
By Will M. on September 29, 2015

Answer:
The propane version is available here. These units are operated with a control knob that is adjusted between settings 1-5, which correspond to a temperature range of approximately 55-90 degrees. This is not exact as the heating requirements may be different for your home as the temperatures I have provided are only the temperatures around the thermostatic bulb that would need to reached in order for the bulb to be "satisfied."

By Jon from Rawlins, Wyoming on January 27, 2014
Are there any Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heaters that utilize a detached thermostat that controls room temperature?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 28, 2014

Answer:
I am not aware of any infrared models that currently offer a detached thermostat option. All models that we carry and that I know of still use a built in hydraulic thermostat for temperature control.

By Charlie from MI on June 15, 2016
Do you make a fireplace insert in an infrared vent free version like this? Could this be used in front of a fireplace?
By Brennan W. on June 15, 2016

Answer:
We do not have an insert in infrared. You could, however, install this in front of a fireplace using the stand listed underneath the accessories section of the heater's page.

By Graham from Fairplay, CO on April 16, 2016
My house is at 11,600 feet in elevation. Do I need to do anything to compensate for this to have safe operation of this Empire heater?
By eFireplaceStore on April 18, 2016

Answer:
I do not recommend use of a vent free heater at your elevation. The O.D.S. pilot assembly is calibrated for oxygen levels at 0 elevation. Vent free units will operate consistently at altitudes up to 4,500 feet, with an absolute maximum of 6,000 feet. Beyond that elevation, pilot outages will occur and the unit will not be reliable. Unfortunately, manufacturers do not offer high altitude pilot assemblies for this type of appliance. A direct vent furnace would be a better option for you, such as the Empire DV35SG Direct Vent Gas Wall Furnace - Natural Gas - DV-35-SGNAT.

Customer Reviews
Empire SR30T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Hydraulic Thermostat Controls - Natural Gas
622.8
(18)
5 out of 5 Stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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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