Empire Comfort Systems


Empire 30" Boulevard SL Vent-Free Linear Gas Fireplace

12 reviews
Fuel Type: Natural Gas
BTU Max/Min: 12,000 BTU (LP) / 14,000 BTU (NG)

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This unique clean-burning fireplace features an elegant linear burner mounted between a matte-finished black full panel at the rear and a short tempered-glass deflector panel at the front.  Aided by multiple reflections through the glass in front, the Boulevard SL creates a high-definition contrast between the flames and the black panel.  With its clean lines and muted black finish, the Boulevard SL represents the last word in contemporary styling.

Every Boulevard SL includes an electronic intermittent ignition system that eliminates the standing pilot to help you save energy and money. The system includes a battery back-up switch to standing pilot to operate during power outages. The fireplace ships with an on/off wall switch to mount outside the fireplace. Upgrade to an optional wall thermostat, remote control thermostat, or even a programmable remote. Sized to fit in a stud wall, the Boulevard SL conceals its valve and control module below the burner. Openings in the casing let you route the gas supply from below, the side, or the back.

Shown with required decorative front (not included). 


  • Dimensions: 5.5" (D) x 30.25" (W) x 17.88" (H)
  • Includes: 
    • Non-combustible Board (for full or partially recessed installation
    • On-Off Wall Switch with 10-ft Extension Wire
    • Battery Backup with 10-ft Extension Wire
    • Fine Mesh Barrier Screen
  • Requires:
    • Decorative Front for Surface Mount or Partially Recessed installation
    • Non-combustible material (tile/stone) for Partially Recessed and Fully Recessed installation
    • Electrical box for Wall Switch
    • Electrical box and cover for Battery Back-Up
  • This fireplace installs:
    • Surface mounted on any wall(No Framing). Order a decorative front and wrap accessory (Does not require non-combustible materials.)
    • Partially recessed in a 2 x 4 framed wall(18 x 30-3/4 x 3-1/2 inches). Use the included non-combustible board (finished with tile or stone) and order a decorative front accessory
    • Fully recessed in a 2 x 6 framed wall(18 x 30-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches). Use the included non-combustible board and apply tile or stone over the face
  • Fuel Type: Liquid Propane or Natural Gas
  • Venting Type: Vent-Free
  • Ignition: Intermittent Pilot Ignition
  • Shape: Linear
  • Weight: 50 lbs
  • Assembly Required: Required
  • Color Family: Black
  • BTU Max/Min
    • 10,000 BTUs or less are required for a Bedroom Application
    • Bedroom units produce 10,000 BTUs
    • Standard application units produce 12,000 BTUs (LP) and 14,000 BTUs (NG)
  • Made in the USA

CA Residents: See Prop 65 WARNING.

Recessed Installation

At just 5 1/2 inches deep the Boulevard SL is the first vent-free fireplace that can install fully in a 2 x 6 stud-framed wall. Add tile right up to the rectangular opening to create a stunningly beautiful, amazingly efficient clean-face fireplace.  The optional trim kit finishes the opening and adjusts for different depths of tile or stone. Recessed installation requires installing the included non-combustible material above and to the sides of the fireplace, and tile or stone to the fireplace opening. The optional trim kit hides tile edges and adjusts from 1/2 to 1 inch.

Partially Recessed Installation

In a 2 x 4 framed wall, the Boulevard SL can install, partially in the wall and finish with one of two fronts. Partially recessed installation requires installing included non-combustible material above the fireplace, and a Mitered Decorative Front.

Surface-Mount Installation

With the available fireplace wrap, the Boulevard SL can be hung like a framed art on any wall – including brick, stone, or conventional drywall – and finished with a decorative front. Surface-Mount installation requires a Mitered Decorative Front and a Fireplace Cabinet Wrap (select both options for surface mount installation).

Narrow Trim is not required for the fully recessed installation, but helps dress out the fireplace opening. Adjusts from 1/2 to 1 inch depth


  • All vent-free products carry a five-year limited warranty with a five-year limited labor warranty.
  • All remote controls and lighting systems carry a one-year limited warranty.
  • Refer to Owner’s Manual for complete warranty info.


Options & Accessories

Click to see Installation Options
  1. Surface Mount Requires Cabinet Wrap, Mitered Front, Black
  2. Partial Recess Requires Mitered Front, Black
  3. Full Recess requires Narrow Trim (Suggested but not required)
Mitered Front (required for surface-mount and partially-recessed installation)

Optional Trim Kit (for fully-recessed installation)



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

FRBTPS Battery Operated Programmable Touch Screen Remote Control

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

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

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    Love it!

    The item was received in great shape. I love the look of it. We are very happy with the fireplace.

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    Great Little Gas Fireplace Empire 30" Boulevard SL Vent-Free Linear

    Shipping was prompt and the unit was safely packed. Communication from the Fireplace Store was good. With the help of an experienced pro I got the gas line plumbed in. The written instructions were thorough and the steps in the instructions were clear. My installation was Partially Recessed with the Mitered Front. The quality of the unit itself is excellent and the mitered front is a work of art. The fireplace works great and the simple aesthetic fits nicely into our home.

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