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Empire 29" Innsbrook Small Vent-Free Gas Fireplace Insert (20,000 BTU)

Empire 29" Innsbrook Small Vent-Free Gas Fireplace Insert (20,000 BTU)

Regular price $2,129.00
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Cast Iron Surround

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Surround Adapter (Req. for Cast Iron Surround)

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Variable Remote for Intermittent Pilot

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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 of 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

Innsbrook Vent-Free Inserts

Empire offers the Innsbrook Vent-Free Inserts in two sizes (20,000 BTUs and 28,000 BTUs) so you are sure to find one to fit your existing wood-burning fireplace.

Our Innsbrook Vent-Free inserts feature Banded Brick Liners, a fine mesh barrier screen, and hand-painted ceramic fiber logs on a variable-flame burner. The unique Slope Glaze Burner produces natural flickering flames.

The Innsbrook Insert lights at the flick of a switch to produce consistent, reliable heat, even when electric power fails. Add the convenience of an optional thermostat, wireless wall thermostat, remote control, or thermostat remote control, and enjoy all the comfort of a warm fire without the mess and hassle.

Innsbrook Vent-Free Inserts (VFPC)

Innsbrook Vent-Free inserts feature Banded Brick Liners, with hand-painted ceramic fiber logs nestled atop the variable-flame burner, to create an exceptionally attractive traditional fireplace. The unique Slope Glaze Burner produces natural flickering flames.

Every Innsbrook Vent-Free Insert also includes a blower and fine mesh barrier screen.


  • Up to 20,000 BTUs
  • Opening - 14 5/8 H x 25 7/8 W
  • This unit installs as an insert inside an existing fireplace
  • This same unit installs as a vent-free fireplace


  • Log Set
  • Banded Brick Ceramic Liner
  • Blower


    • Surround


    Model VFPC20
    Actual Dimensions 19 1/8 H x 29 1/4 W x 13 9/16 D
    Fuel Type Natural Gas / Propane
    Vent Type Vent Free
    Ignition Type Millivolt / Intermittent Pilot
    Installation Type Insert
    Style Traditional
    Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Max/Min (Propane) 20,000/15,000
    Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Max/Min (Natural Gas) 20,000/14,000



    *Please Note: Surround required to complete this unit and shroud is optional.

    Cast Iron Surround (7x6)
    • Finish: Cast Iron (Black)
    • Size: 7x6
    • Required accessory
    • Detailed, classic cast iron appearance
    • Please Note: Cast Iron Surround Required SAN Adaptor


    Surround Adaptor
    • Type: Surround Adaptor Kit
    • Finish: Black



    Remote Kit for Natural Gas / Propane

    • Model: RVKN - Natural Gas
    • Model: RVKP - Propane 
    • Type: Remote Kit
    • Variable Flame Height Kit
    • Includes: Stepper Motor, Thermostat Remote, and Wiring.

    Click to see Surround and Shroud

    4x3 (3-Sided Metal Surround)

    • Size: 4x3
    • Finish: Black
    • Dimensions: 34" W x 21 1/2" H x 1" D
    • Available in attractive matte black finish
    • Not for use with SH1BL Shroud

    7x6 (3-Sided Metal Surround)

    • Size: 7x6
    • Finish: Black
    • Dimensions: 40" W x 24 1/2" H x 1" D
    • Available in attractive matte black finish

    3x3 (4-Sided Metal Surround)

    • Size: 3x3
    • Finish: Black
    • Dimensions: 34" W x 22 7/8" H x 1/8" D
    • Available in attractive matte black finish

      3-Sided Custom Surround

      • Finish: Matte Black
      • Custom Built Surround for Various Empire Fireplaces and Fireplace Inserts

      4-Sided Custom Surround

      • Finish: Matte Black
      • Custom Built Surround for Various Empire Fireplaces and Fireplace Inserts

      SH1BL Shroud

      • Helps cover large gaps between your fireplace and surround when installing fireplace inserts
      • Finish: Black
      • Dimension: (48-in W x 35 3/4-in H, plus 2-in Bottom panel.
      • Opening 36-in x 23 3/4-in)

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      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 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.
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      • Researched and ordered my fireplace from US FIreplace Store. Pricing was a fair value however, the customer service was EXCELLENT! I had an issue with the direct vent venting. I called US Fireplace and the correct items were sent out the next day AND Janessa stayed on top of my return authorization and sent me the permissions and documents I needed to return the incorrect item and no cost to me, including return shipping. Overall, I am a very satisfied customer and my fireplace looks and operates flawlessly. I am glad that I selected US FIreplace to source my direct vent fireplace. Thank you for the great service.


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        Denvers, MA

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