The Enviro Empress Fireplace Insert

The Enviro Empress pellet stove is derived from the Empress freestanding pellet stove, but there are a number of important differences.

A more efficient cast iron heat exchanger has been included to save space.
The convection blower has been uprated from 105 cfm. to 160 cfm.

It's a cast iron pellet fireplace that appears more like a traditional fire. The cast iron doors open revealing a large viewing window to further enhance this look. Inside is a set of cast iron brick effect liners. The cast iron surround has an attractive arch design.

This insert is available in three colours; 2 Porcelain Enamel - Diamond Black and Antique Chestnut. Also available in a matte black painted finish.

The auger mounting has been improved for both rigidity and quiet operation by adding both top and bottom bearings.

The convection fan is variable speed and quiet running.

The hopper size is adjustable to fit smaller fireplace openings.

Advanced glass air wash system to keep the glass cleaner.

The surround clips on and off to give easy access for maintenance.

The Enviro Empress is thermostat ready and compatible with remote control.

If you are unsure of the meanings of the terms in the pellet stove review below,or their implications, please go to the Pellet Stove Reviews page for an explanation.

enviro empress insert

Heating Area 1,500 sq. ft.

Max. Heat Output 34,000 btu.

Automatic Ignition Yes

Manual Ignition If needed

Hopper Capacity 55 lbs.

Burn time 35 hrs.

Fuel Type Standard or premium wood pellets

Glass Air Wash Advanced multi intake system

Built in Blower Yes

Convection Blower Capacity 160 cfm.

Thermostat Compatible Yes

E.P.A. Approved Yes

Emissions Undisclosed

Efficiency 78%


Height 22 in.
Width 31 in.
Depth into fireplace 15 in.

onto hearth 9 in. including the surround

Min. Fireplace Size

Height: 19.75 in.
Width: front 30.75 in., back 21 in.
Depth: 15 in.

Insert Surround Dimensions

Height 30 in. Width 42 in.

Weight 255 lbs.

Window Size 16 in. by 10 in.

Flue Vent Size 3 in.

Top Vent No

Rear Vent Yes

Rear Vent Height 7.5 in.

Battery Backup No See Stove Sentry

Surge Protection Recommended


Diamond Black
Antique Chestnut
Matte black

Exhaust Temperature Sensor Yes

Low Draft Shutdown Yes

Construction Type Cast iron

Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition Yes


Limited Lifetime Original purchaser. Covers the body of the insert or stove against material or workmanship defects for parts repair or replacement for seven years, labour for two years. Firebox, Heat Exchanger, Burn Pot, Firebox Panels, Ceramic Glass, Pedestals, Panels, Legs, Log Sets and Door Assembly.

Limited Three Year Warranty: Burn pot liner.

Limited Two Year Warranty: Igniter, Auger Motor, Circuit Board, Timers, Temp Sensors, Blowers, Vacuum Switch and Wire Harness.

Limited One Year Warranty: Exterior surface finishes against defects in materials and workmanship.


Surround panel cast iron skirt to raise unit for larger fireplaces

Filler panel, which is an oversize surround that fits behind the normal insert surround; for larger fireplaces

Porcelain Enamel colours:
Diamond Black
Antique Chestnut
Matte black painted finish

Fire Screen


Reducing the hopper size of the Enviro Empress insert to fit a smaller fireplace will reduce the maximum burn time.

The vent system is easy to disconnect for maintenance.


Every Two Three Days:

Inspect burn pot, clean the burn pot liner, clean out air holes.
Check the door latch, making sure it closes securely.
Clean the window glass as needed.
Empty the ash pan


Check the ash pan and the door gaskets, re-glue if necessary.
Operate the heat exchanger cleaning rod.


Make sure that the fresh air intake is clear.
Remove the brick liners and clean the back of the stove.
Check and clean the exhaust vent every year or after burning two tons of pellets. Vacuum dust from the blowers.


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