By Bruce Beeley from Nevada City on January 17, 2017
I want to know if SR-10 model has any thermostatic control by bulb or other means. If not, what models do have this modulating feature to adjust heat output based on room temperatures?
By Brennan W. on January 17, 2017
By Greg Criniti from Easton, MD on October 21, 2012
I'm looking for a vent-free propane wall heater for my bathroom. This one looks nice, but why would I pay so much more for it than a Procom?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 22, 2012
Answer:This is indeed a great option for your bathroom, as the 6,000 BTU rating is the maximum allowable for such an application. We cannot make direct comparisons to a ProCom model, as Empire is the only manufacturer of space/room heaters that we sell.
By Jim from Springdale, WA on February 24, 2015
When you say "wall mounted", does it mean that it can be surface mounted on the wall or can it be mounted between 16 inch OC studded walls in a new construction?
By eFireplaceStore on February 25, 2015
Answer:In this case, wall mounting means that the unit must be positioned on the surface of the finished wall. The heater cannot be recessed between the studs in any way.
By Gina from Sulphur, OK on February 25, 2015
Answer:It means that you can mount it on wall studs or that you can use anchors. We have 2 now and we love them.
By Charles from PA on July 19, 2015
What type of regulator is needed for this Empire SR6 Infrared Vent-Free gas heater? I would be using a 20 pound tank.
By Will M. on July 20, 2015
The unit can be operated from a 20 lb propane tank as long as a regulator like the Maxitrol Universal Gas Regulator
is installed to ensure gas pressure is kept below 13" w.c. Please note that as the fuel supply in the tank diminishes, heater performance will also decrease. However, the heater could potentially operate for 71 hours on it's highest setting with a 20 lb. tank.
By Exie from Long Beach, CA on June 27, 2013
Can I use this to replace an obsolete space heater? How much space can this heat?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 27, 2013
Answer:This heater can indeed be used to replace an obsolete floor heater. This model has a BTU rating of 6,000, which is capable of heating just over 150 square feet. However, vent free heaters are not legal for use in the state of California. As such, I recommend using a vented heater. If you would like to provide the square footage you are heating, I will be happy to check into a vented heater that may better suit your needs.
By Stan from Atlanta, GA on January 28, 2015
Can this propane heater be used with a 100 lb tank of propane?
By eFireplaceStore on January 28, 2015
Answer:As long as the input pressure is regulated to the 11 to 13 inches of water column required by the heater, a 100 pound LP bottle can indeed be used to fuel the heater.
By John from Minneapolis, MN on December 14, 2016
I need an automatic backup heat option for a small 8' x 16' basement plumbing utility room. The entire basement is heated by off peak electric heaters, but if there is a power outage and the temperature will fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. I want the Empire SR6 to come on automatically and keep the room from freezing. Can this heater be left with the standing pilot on, and be controlled with an add on thermostat to come on and heat only if the temp falls below a set temperature (50 degrees)? The SR10T LP has a thermostat built in, but I am worried the SR10 unit is too large for the small utility room area and will shut off due to the oxygen sensor. The utility room is below grade and insulated, but has a door that can be left open to a larger family room with windows.
By Brennan W. on December 14, 2016
Answer:Unfortunately, this unit can not be wired to a thermostat.