Empire Comfort Systems


Empire 26" Vail Vent-Free Fireplace Special Edition with Mantel Combination - Millivolt

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Fuel Type: Natural Gas
Finish: Cherry

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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

Vail Vent-Free Fireplaces

At 99.9 percent efficient, the Vent-Free Vail Fireplace delivers more heat for your energy dollars – 32,000 Btu for the Vail 32 and 36,000 Btu for the Vail 36.  Ceramic glazed pellets in the burner tumble and swirl the gas to produce a natural flickering flame.

The Vail 24 delivers the beauty of hand-painted ceramic fiber logs and natural flickering flames to dens, halls, and even bedrooms.

The Vail 26 Special Edition is the American-made fireplace system that ships complete in one package and is also offered as a separate fireplace – perfect for built-in and custom mantel applications.

Vail 26 Special Edition (VFD26FM)

The Vail 26 Special Edition is the American-made fireplace system that ships complete in one package – fireplace, assembled mantel, Flint Hill log set with 20,000 Btu vent-free Contour burner, matte black hood, frame, and louvers – even glowing embers.

This package system installs in as little as 30 minutes, minimizing labor costs.  A total mantel footprint of just over 17 by 45 inches makes the Vail 26 Special Edition ideal for tight spaces and small rooms.

The Vail 26 Special Edition is available in three mantel colors – nutmeg, cherry, and white – and in modulating hydraulic thermostat and Millivolt control.  The Millivolt system allows you to add a wall thermostat, remote control, or thermostat remote control.


  • Up to 20,000 BTUs
  • Available in 2 mantel colors – cherry and white
  • Vent-free units do not require any venting products
  • This package system installs in as little as 30 minutes, minimizing labor costs


  • Mantel
  • Ceramic Fiber Log Set
  • Hood, Outer Frame, and Louvers in Matte Black


Model VFD26FM
Actual Dimensions 30 1/4 H x 30 W x 13 1/8 D
Framing Dimensions 30 3/8 H x 30 1/4 W x 13 1/4 D
Fuel Type Natural Gas / Propane
Vent Type Vent-Free
Ignition Type Millivolt with On/Off Switch
Installation Type Zero Clearance
Style Traditional
Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Max/Min (Propane) 20,000/14,000
Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Max/Min (Natural Gas) 20,000/14,000

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Liner Kits



Banded Brick Liner

  • Ceramic fiber liner
  • Realistic dark bricks with charcoal mortar
  • Accent band of diagonal bricks


Auto Blower

  • Variable-speed blower
  • Includes temperature switch
  • Increases overall working efficiency of the fireplace



Wire extension kit for FBB4 variable-speed blower


Flexible 24" Stainless Steel Gas Line

  • Stainless steel flexible gas line
  • 24" length
  • Ideal for the connection of a variety of gas appliances
  • Use to easily connect gas logs to existing fireplace gas connection


Ember Kit

  • Comes with Traditional Log
  • Burnt Log Pieces, White Ash, and Lava Rock Included
  • *This kit is not for use atop a burner.


    Platinum Embers

    • Platinum glowing fireplace embers
    • Can be placed directly on the burner
    • Includes approximately 1 gram of ember material

    Click to see Hood / Steel Frame & Bottom Trim


    Hammered Pewter Fireplace Hood

    • Protective hood
    • Attractive hammered pewter finish


    Steel Frame, Hammered Pewter

    • Finish: Hammered Pewter
    • 3-piece outer frame
    • Transitions appliance to adjoining surface
    • Easy Install Design


    Bottom Trim Kit

    • Available in hammered pewter
    • Bottom trim completes the fourth side of the color frame.

    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


    • All parts carry a five-year limited warranty with a five-year limited labor warranty.
    • All remote controls carry a one-year limited warranty.
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      Delivery was prompt and on time as promsied. Problem now is to locate a contractor to connect the fireplace. contacted many heating contractors but not interested in doing the job. Still looking for installer

      William B.
      United States United States