How does the EMPYRE work?
The EMPYRE is a non-pressurized system eliminating any danger
of explosion. The EMPYRE heats the water surrounding the fire
chamber. The water is thermostatically controlled by setting the
aquastat temperature setting at the desired water temperature.
Pumps then circulate the hot water from the furnace to the
buildings, and back to the furnace to be reheated. You can use a
3/4" - 11/4" pipe between the furnace and the buildings.
To distribute heat in a house or shop, you can choose from a
variety of water to air heat exchangers. If you have an existing
furnace with duct work already installed in the house you can
simply install a square heat exchanger to let your current duct
work do its work. If you do not have duct work in your house,
you can also heat your house by running a 1/2" special hose
between your floor joist, (approx. 12i") apart attached to the
bottom of your wood floor. This 1/2" line loop would go into a
bigger 1" - 2" pipe, called a header. A loop of 1/2" hose should
be approx. 250' in length.
If you are making a concrete floor you would put a 1/2" hose
in the concrete tied to the re-bar. The lines in a concrete
floor are usually spaced 12"-18" apart.
See the following items that benefit from buying an Empyre
The Water Level Indicator shows the water level from a
This makes it easy to supervise the water level.
The Control Box is easy accessable and you can see the water
temperature at any time through a glass covering.
The switches are accessable at any time with out the need of
removing a screw or a covering plate.
Pro-Fab Industries Inc. sells a variety of accessories like
circulating pumps, air handlers, kitec pipes, and different
sizes of heat coils to make your heating unit more effective.
All Empyre Furnaces are:
CSA Approved - CSA B366-1-M91
Approved to UL Standards - UL 391