American Hearth is a product brand, under Empire Comfort Systems, located in Belleville, IL. Empire has a long history of developing and manufacturing high efficiency gas products. The research and development of vent free gas technology continues to be a primary focus for Empire Comfort Systems. The American Hearth brand was launched with the vision to update their vent free product lines to current styles and applications.
American Hearth's vent free logs are also rated for a vented log application. In the event the room becomes too warm, the homeowner may open the fireplace flue system to release heat from the room. The burners are equipped with either a millivolt or an intermittent pilot ignition (IPI) system. The millivolt system uses a standing pilot flame and the burner is turned on/off either with a switch in the fireplace cavity or a battery operated remote. The IPI system's incorporate a battery operated remote which features flame height adjustment, thermostatic control and timers in addition to the on/off function.