ProCom Radiant Vent-Free Liquid Propane Heater - 5,500 BTU
Good, reliable basic heater
I installed this a few weeks ago in my bedroom. This is a great supplemental heating unit to my central heating system, since I spend most of my spare time on my computer. I typically keep my central heat around 58-60 deg and this unit gets my ~190sq/ft room to 72 degrees in about 30 minutes.
The issue with this heater is it's lack of thermostat. I knew before purchase that this unit lacked a thermostat, and I'm fine with that. But I would gladly have paid $10 more for this size unit with a thermostat...or at least be given the option. The 10,000btu units are really too large for this size room. This small unit, while the correct size for the room, lacks the option for a thermostat.
I cannot fault the heater, it is an excellent unit, I just wish Pro-com made a unit this small with a thermostat.
January 16, 2012
procom 060 5,500Btu ventless heater
My son is a licensed plumber, he installed this heater in my greenhouse. The first year it worked well, but just after the warrantee ended the unit kept blowing out. I cleaned the gas jet as per instructions but it did not help. I called Procom who told me to clean it again; still the same problem. I cleaned 4 times and it still kept blowing out. Finally, I just bought a new unit from a competitive manufacturer. If I could give it less than 1 star rating I would.
This was a waste of $$. Don't buy it!
December 22, 2011
Great heater for bathroom
We replaced an old (inefficient) vented propane heater with this in our bathroom and it's perfect for the space, doesn't take up much room and with the 99% efficiency rating I know we will be saving a lot of $ on our gas bill. It doesn't shut on and off but you can set the flame at different levels.
November 16, 2010
great little heater. works just fine with regular small barbecue style lp gas tank...!
February 26, 2010
Heater works fine for a small room. Wall mounting is pretty easy and straightforward. As long as you know when you are purchasing this that it does not have a thermostat and don't expect one, you're getting what you ordered. Good bang for the buck.
February 15, 2010
Radiant heater, vent free
I have had the heater one year. Don't expect this small heater to preform like a large one. It is too small to heat a large room by itself, but works great in combination with a fireplace. I put it on the opposite side of the room. It takes the chill off. Product worked as described. Easy to install if you have a gas line already there. Running the gas, well, that is another thing.
November 14, 2009
Great Little Heater!
I bought this heater for my greenhouse, and it keeps it warm all winter long, even at 8000'. We had tomatoes in February! Folks who have a problem with it shutting down need to give it a little more fresh air. The O2 sensor is designed to do this. Highly recommended!
October 30, 2009
Great small heater
I have used this heater in my workshop for over a year and works great for the 240 sq. ft. building. The heater is saves me a lot of money over the electric heater I was using. If you have a small building or cabin to heat this is the heater you want.
November 18, 2008
Fit the bill perfectly
My mom lives on my ranch in a small cabin and had been using electric space heaters to keep warm during a cold spell. Sticker shock when I got the electric bill!
I saw this on Northern Tool's website, and thought it might save us a buck or two on the electric.
Was pleasently surprised with how much warmth this small unit generated. More than enough for Mom's small space. It was an easy install and looked good.
April 14, 2008
Review from a Lady's viewpoint
We recently purchased a propane fireplace and then later a propane stove. The prices were great, much lower than could be purchased locally and the promptness with which it was shipped and received was exceptionally good. I have and will continue to recommend this company to family and friends. Both items were just as described and very good quality. Thanks for 2 great experiences on these purchases.
April 14, 2008