Empire Comfort Systems Stoves are available in two types of ignitions - Millivolt (MV) or Intermittent Pilot (IP). With the millivolt system, it lights a standing pilot with a pushbutton piezo ignitor. Once the standing pilot is lit, the MV system operates with an on/off switch concealed on the back of the stove or with one of the optional remote control systems. The standing pilot allows your Empire stove to provide your heat during any power outage.
IP systems eliminate the standing pilot for even greater energy savings. Pressing the on and off switch ignites the pilot, which then ignites the main burner. IP systems can also operate with an optional remote control system. All Empire Cast Iron stoves are intended to provide heat when there are power outages. The stoves ship assembled in one crate, for easier assembly.
Vent-Free Empire Cast Iron Stoves come standard with Empire's Contour burner system. The contour burner features precision-port technology to produce vibrant flames. Topped off with the hand-painted ceramic fiber log set and glowing embers, the effect is as realistic as a gas-fired stove gets - guaranteed to keep your friends and family mesmerized for hours.
With the vent-free technology, it eliminates the need for venting, which greatly simplifies installation. A special 10,000 BTU model is ideal for bedroom applications - where allowed by code.