Saturday, October 31, 2020

Astria Merit Gas Fireplace - Discontinued*

Merit Contemporary Astria Gas Fireplace

This fireplace has been discontinued due to stricter 2015 EPA regulations, and all inventory has been sold. This product is an informational page for those who have already purchased the unit. 

The Merit Contemporary from Astria is a louverless gas fireplace with style and striking fire presentation.

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The Merit® Series louverless direct-vent (MLDVTCD) gas fireplace delivers the clean, elegant presentation of a true louverless design. The highly efficient fireplace produces striking dancing ribbon flames at very low BTUs to save energy costs. The MLDVTCD boasts an expansive viewing area that offers a front-row seat to the cozy entertainment. Plus, they can be installed mid-wall with the elegant facade or at the traditional floor level with the usual surround materials. The luxury and style of the MLDVTCD makes louverless an efficient and affordable option.


  • Expansive glass viewing area presents the fire in the most dramatic and impressive way
  • Louverless design delivers clean, traditional masonry looks that is quick and easy to install
  • Simple to install decorative facade in a layered stainless or black finish, with either a black, stainless or brass trim
  • Decorative crushed glass in three colors; Deep sea blue, Diamond white or Obsidian black
  • Black powder-coat paint creates scratch-resistant surfaces for durability
  • Striking fire presentation at very low BTUs saves energy costs without sacrificing quality
  • Remote Control ready
  • Easy accessibility to all control areas
  • Choice of reflective black porcelain panels or Zen Garden ceramic fiber panels
  • Two Blower options, including a variable speed version
  • Fixed-screen panels available
  • Standing pilot millivolt or electronic battery backed-up intermittent gas valve system offer the greatest flexibility in installation


Decorative Crushed Glass Media

Interior Liner Options

  • Black Porcelain
  • Zen Garden

Specifications Astria MLDVTCD-35
Model Merit Contemporary 35
Venting Type Direct Vent
Width 35-1/4"
Height 35-1/4"
Depth 16"
Fuel Type Gas
BTU 10,500 - 14,500
Style Contemporary
View Style Front View
Controls Optional Remote
Warranty 20 Year Limited Warranty

Merit Contemporary Astria Gas Fireplace

Merit Contemporary Astria Gas Fireplace


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