American Hearth is a private 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 direct vent and 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.
The Boulevard vent-free fireplace has many media options available ranging from a contemporary crushed glass to the more traditional driftwood log set. There are a wide range of additional features including a light kit, decorative surrounds, and multiple interior liners selections. American Hearth has incorporated safety technologies into all of their vent-free products to ensure the fireplace maintains proper functionality. The Boulevard series is now manufactured with a fixed fine mesh screen, a requirement for all vent-free appliances starting 2019.
The Boulevard SL is American Hearth's newest vent-free fireplace. It is the first vent free fireplace on the market that can be fully installed in a 2x6 stud-framed wall. There are three different installation options; recessed, partially recessed and mounted on the wall. Each installation method depends on the application in which the fireplace is being installed. The Boulevard SL allows for brick, stone or tile to be installed up to the opening of the unit or around the sides of the unit if wall mounted.
vent-free products from american hearth
The Lincoln series are vent free fireplaces with the burner housed in the unit. Because of this design only a select few log sets can be installed to allow for the fireplace to burn safely as intended.
vent-free fireboxes (Jefferson Series)
These fireboxes are decorative fireplaces that do not utilize a valve. Because of their design they allow for any vent free log sets or vent free glass burner options to be installed and operate safely.