By Chris from NJ on April 22, 2013
What size logs can I use with this unit?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on April 22, 2013
This vent-free firebox accepts most 30" ventless gas log sets. Please see our full selection below:
Ventless Gas Logs
By Jim from MN on January 3, 2016
Does this Empire fireplace come with a blower?
By Brennan W. on January 4, 2016
Answer:While this unit does not come with a blower, one is available for it under the "Popular Accessories" section of the unit's page.
By Barbara from New York,N.Y. on February 14, 2012
i am looking at the vent free gas fireplace and the direct vent , what is the difference in the overall look and feel of the two units ,since there is a very big difference in the cost to purchase and install one verses the other.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 14, 2012
Please note that this Breckenridge, as with some other vent-free options, is only a firebox and does not include a burner or logs. This may be what accounts for your belief that the costs between direct vent and vent-free are very different. When you factor in the costs for a ventless log set inside a vent-free firebox, the costs are quite similar. The only big aesthetic difference between the two is that direct vent units will have a fixed glass panel to seal the unit off from the room, while any vent-free unit will be open to the room.
For more detailed information on the differences, please see our Gas Fireplace Buying Guide at the following link:
Gas Fireplace Buying Guide
By Sandy from KY on July 14, 2013
Can this product be used outdoors under a covered porch? Can you use any gas logs with it or do they have to be for outdoors ?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on July 15, 2013
By Tim from Minnesota on July 30, 2012
Is vent free safe? I guess I don't understand how it doesn't have to be vented?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on July 30, 2012
Yes, vent-free appliances can be described as safe, mainly due to the fact that each one has an oxygen depletion sensor (ODS) as part of the pilot assembly. The ODS will shut any vent-free appliance off if the oxygen in the room starts to approach unsafe levels.
For more information about the pros and cons of vent-free fireplaces and stoves, please see our Gas Fireplace and Stove Buying Guide
By Kari from Montana on January 6, 2013
What is the difference between "vent-free" and "rear vent" fireboxes?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 6, 2013
Answer:Vent-free fireboxes are completely self-contained and have no provisions for vent piping. If they do not already come with a vent-free log set, a properly sized set must be purchased and installed. These units are very efficient and can be installed in locations that vented appliances cannot.
Rear-vent units are a type of direct vent fireplace. These units have a sealed glass firebox and can vent directly through an outside wall. They draw air for combustion from the outdoors and vent exhaust through the same coaxial piping system. These units have become popular, as they are not affected by pressure changes in the home and have no effect on indoor air quality.
By Debbie from Cape Fair, MO on April 3, 2016
Can this Empire Breckenridge fireplace be installed in a corner?
By eFireplaceStore on April 4, 2016
Answer:This certainly can be installed in a corner. The included owner's manual will have a dedicated section in regards to framing. One of the figures within that framing guide will cover the necessary framing dimensions to house the appliance in a corner.
By ED from MARGATE, FLORIDA on October 27, 2011
Does Breckenridge carry gas fireboxes with two way viewing?
By Kevin E. on October 28, 2011