Empire Comfort Systems


Empire 37" Forest Hills Traditional Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

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Fuel Type: Propane

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A Direct-Vent system uses two vent pipes. One draws air in from outdoors to support combustion. The other exhausts the by-products of combustion to the outside. The two vent pipes may be concentric (exhaust pipe within a larger diameter intake pipe) or co-linear (separate pipes of about the same size).

Combustion takes place inside a sealed chamber – with a glass front in the 
case of a fireplace. Room air circulates around the combustion chamber, often assisted by a blower, to heat the room.

A DV system is often installed along an outside wall to simplify the vent run, 
but can also be installed elsewhere in the home and vented through the roof.


  • Good efficiency – 60 to 80%
  • Good heat output with thermal transfer through the glass and air circulation
  • Separates room air from the combustion air
  • May be used as the primary heat source
  • Can operate with a remote or thermostat
  • Most systems can provide live-saving heat during a winter power outage

Portrait-Style Direct-Vent Fireplaces

With its clean vertical lines the Forest Hills Portrait-Style Fireplace adds a striking design element to your home décor.

Available in Contemporary and Traditional models, these unique fireplaces offer several designer options to let you create your perfect fireplace.

All Portrait-Style fireplaces come with an accent lighting system.

Forest Hills Traditional (DVTL27)

For a more conventional fireplace, choose the traditional model with its realistic hand-painted log set and ceiling-mounted accent lighting.  Add the Rustic Banded Brick or Old World Stone liner – or the Black Porcelain liner which reflects the flame to create even greater visual interest. The available andirons help convey an old-world look.

All Forest Hills fireplaces include a multifunction thermostat remote control that can vary the flame height of the main burner. The remote lets you vary the accent lighting system or the optional blower, and even operate an unrelated appliance – such as a lamp or holiday decorations plugged into the outlet beneath the fireplace.

The clean-face design allows tile or stonework to the edge of the window frame.


  • Ceramic Glass: 23 7/8 x 32
  • Framing 47 5/8 H x 37 7/8 W x 25 3/4 D
  • Max/Min BTU Propane: 36,000/11,000
  • Max/Min BTU Natural Gas: 36,000/11,500


  • Multi-Function Remote to control
    • Burner
    • Variable flame height
    • Rear burner
    • Shut down and dimmer lighting
  • Ceramic Glass
  • Overhead Lighting
  • 7-piece Log Set


  • Barrier or Decorative Front with Barrier
  • Liner


Height 47-3/8"
Width 37-3/8"
Depth 24-3/8"

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Click to see Fronts and Barriers (Required)

Barrier Black

  • Type: Barrier Screen
  • Finish: Matte Black

    Brushed Nickel Front, 3.5-Inch

    • Type: Front
    • Size: 3.5-Inch
    • Finish: Brushed Nickel
    • Floating Front with Barrier Screen


    Cathedral Front
    in Black Copper

    • Type: Front
    • Finish: Black Copper
    • Includes a barrier screen to
      prevent accidental contact with the hot glass


    Portico Front
    in Natural Iron

    • Type: Front
    • Finish: Natural Iron
    • Includes a barrier screen to
      prevent accidental contact with the hot glass

    Click to see Liners (Required)

    Liner, Rustic Banded Brick

    • Type: Brick Liner
    • Finish: Rustic Banded
    • Hand-painted ceramic fiber liner in rugged
      Rustic Banded Brick

      Liner, Old World Stone

      • Type: Liner
      • Finish: Old Wild Stone
      • Hand-painted ceramic fiber liner in rugged
        Old World Stone


      Liner, Black Porcelain

      • Type: Liner
      • Finish: Black Porcelain
      • Black Porcelain liner to enhance the illusion of flame and depth

      Variable-Speed Blower 

      • Squirrel cage blower design for efficient heat delivery with minimal noise levels
      • Able to be added as an option after fireplace installation is complete
      • Offers a substantial increase to the thermal efficiency of the fireplace

        Decorative Andirons

        • Type: Forged Andirons
        • Finish: Black
        • Durable and stately forged iron construction
        • Helps to provide the appearance of a real wood fire

        Conversion Kits (Natural Gas to Propane / Propane to Natural Gas)

        • Includes all necessary gas valve and pilot assembly conversion components
        • Complete with conversion instructions


        • 10-year limited warranty on combustion chamber, limited lifetime on glass.
        • All other parts carry a three-year limited warranty