Empire Comfort Systems


Empire 22" Small Spirit Steel Vent Free Gas Stove (20,000 BTU)

Ignition Type: Millivolt
Fuel Type: Natural Gas

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A Vent-Free system uses room air for combustion and delivers 99.9% of the available heat energy directly to the room. Vent-Free systems have an unmatched safety record, thanks in part to their clean-burning technology and their Oxygen Depletion Sensor, which instantly shuts off the valve if oxygen in the room drops to and unsafe level. Because no venting is required, Vent-Free systems offer more installation options.

Vent-Free systems are limited to 40,000 Btu and must be operated as supplemental heating sources in conjunction with a central furnace that circulates air.


  • Unmatched efficiency – 99.9%
  • Offers the most installation versatility
  • Usually less expensive to buy and to install
  • Can operate with a remote or thermostat
  • Most systems can provide live-saving heat during a winter power outage

Empire Steel Stoves

Empire vent-free steel stoves showcase Empire's contour burner system. This modern design features clean lines and an extended ember bed for added glow. The Spirit Series is offered in 2 sizes, allowing versitility for a range of room spaces. The hand painted ceramic fiber log set creates a realistic effect that brings the warmth and comfort to your home.

Choose from two sizes (20,000 BTU and 25,000 BTU).

Spirit Stoves are available in two types of ignition.

i) Millivolt (MV)

Empire Cast Iron Stoves are available in two types of ignition – Millivolt (MV) and Intermittent Pilot (IP). The Millivolt system lights a standing pilot with a pushbutton piezo ignitor. Once the standing pilot is lit, the MV system operates with an on/off switch concealed on the back of the stove or with one of Empire’s optional remote control systems.

ii) Intermittent Pilot (IP)

IP systems eliminate the standing pilot for even greater energy savings. Pressing the on/off switch ignites the pilot, which then ignites the main burner. IP systems can also operate with an optional remote control system.


  • 6-piece Log Set


  • Up to 20,000 BTUs
  • Contour Burner
  • Clean lines & modern design
  • Millivolt Control with On/Off Switch
  • Intermittent Pilot Control with On/Off Switch

Available Models


    Model VFD20MS
    Dimensions 23.5H x 21 1/2 W x 15 5/8 D
    Venting Type Vent Free
    Fuel Type Natural Gas / Propane
    Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Maximum (Propane) 20,000
    Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Minimum (Propane) 16,000
    Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Maximum (Natural Gas) 20,000
    Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Minimum (Natural Gas) 14,500



    Ceiling 36 inches
    Back Wall 2 inches
    Side Wall 6 inches
    Adjacent Corner Wall 4 inches



    Automatic Variable Blower

    • Type: Variable Blower
    • Automatic variable speed Blower for Empire heritage cast iron gas stoves
    • Improves efficiency and air distribution
    • Fits with Compact cast iron stove

    GF24 Flexible 24" Stainless Steel Gas Line

    • Flexible Fas Line
    • Finish: Stainless Steel

    Click to see Control Options

    FRBC Battery Operated On or Off Remote Control

    • Turn burner OFF and ON using two-button handheld remote (Adjust flame from low to high using knob on the valve)
    • Does not require running wire to the fireplace
    • Requires batteries for the receiver and for the handheld remote
    • Operates during power outages

    FRBTC2 Battery Operated Thermostat Remote Control

    • Type: Remote Control
    • Millivolt Control Options Only
    • Turns heater adjusts Thermostat
    • Battery-operated remote control

    FREC Electric On-Off Remote Control with Battery Transmitter

    • Millivolt Control Options Only
    • Remote control with Battery transmitter for Empire remote-ready appliances
    • Easy and convenient to use
    • The receiver must be plugged in.

    FRBTPS Battery Operated Programmable Touch Screen Remote Control

    • Type: Remote Control
    • Millivolt Control Options Only
    • Programmable and easy to use
    • Battery-operated remote control

    FWS1 Wall Switch On/Off 

    • On-Off wall switch for Empire remote-ready appliances

    • Mounts conveniently on wall

    TMV Wall Thermostat Reed Switch

    • Wall thermostat with reed switch for Empire remote-ready appliances
    • Mounts conveniently on wall

    TRW Wall Thermostat Wireless Remote

    • Wall thermostat with wireless remote for Empire remote-ready appliances
    • Thermostat mounts conveniently on wall

    Click to see Variable Remote for Intermittent Pilot

    Remote Kit for Natural Gas / Propane

    • Model: RVKN - Natural Gas
    • Model: RVKP - Propane 
    • Type: Remote Kit
    • Variable Flame Height Kit

      RCK20 Replacement Control Cover

      • Model: RCK20
      • Type: Control Cover
      • Replacement Control Cover
      • For use with:
      • Remote Kit, Variable Flame Height, Natural Gas (RVKN)
      • Remote Kit, Variable Flame Height, Propane (RVKP)


      • All vent-free parts carry a five-year limited warranty with a five-year limited labor warranty.
      • All remote controls carry a one-year limited waranty.