The Tahoe direct-vent fireplace is now offered in a 36-inch size. According to the manufacturer, the fireplace is available in LP or natural gas and is heater rated at 26,000 Btu. The fireplace features a large-view window, deep firebox, a hand-painted log set, and the Slope Glaze Burner, which creates natural flickering flames. The fireplaces are available with an installed blower or an installed aged brick liner or both. The RF Model includes a thermostat remote control to maintain the preset room temperature by varying the flame height and cycling the variable-speed blower off and on. An optional herringbone liner features lighter color bricks with a smoked finished. Decorative louvers, frames, and doors are available in hammered pewter, stainless steel, polished brass, and flat black.
Empire Comfort Systems, 918 Freeburg, Ave., Belleville, IL 62220-2623; 618-233-7420 or 800-851-3153; 618-233-7097 or 800-443-8648 (fax)