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 2×6 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.