ProFusion Heat Industrial Fan-Forced Heater - 5600 Watts, 19,000 BTU, 240 Volt, Model# PH936
I like it
The reviews here were so mixed didn't know what to expect. Did know I was tired of my kerosene and diesel heaters. The smell will (literally?) kill you, especially when they get low on fuel.
Installed a NEMA 630R by the fuse box.
At first I was a bit disappointed. Thought a 240 heater would "blast" more than it did. However, what it lacks in output it makes up for in perseverance.
Let's look at some numbers. I live in Minnesota, have a 22'x24'x9'4" insulated garage (new insulated garage door).
Last Friday, outside temperature -4F, Garage temp 32F, started heater. 2 hours later the garage was 52F.
Trying to get the garage above that was slow. Further #'s would not be fair as I opened the garage door and shuffled some vehicles around.
If your vehicle needs some emergency repair though 52F is workable.
On a 32F outside day I did get the garage to 67F in a few hours.
Bottom line, I'm happy with this purchase. No smells, no open flames. Just start it up a few hours ahead of time and your good to go.
The only complaint I would have is the cord is only 6 feet long. I realize 240 cording is expensive but an extra 4 feet would have been nice to make the heat more directional/mobile
Still, pretty good.
December 10, 2013
very good heater for the money
I have a small 24X24 insulated shop / garage.
I purchased this model last winter and have had plenty of time to use it.
It works great , fan is a little loud but other reviews had mentioned that so no supprise.
the heater will warm up the shop to 60 plus in 2 to 3 hrs starting from 20 degrees outside temp.
Ive used it many hrs now and have had zero problems.
I did have to install a 220 outlet for it.
The heater will add aprox $25.00 per month to my power bill if I spend 10 to 15 nights / eves in the shop during a cold month.
I would purchase another one if ever needed.
November 29, 2013
This is a decent light duty Garage heater. Warms up my 30x30 insulated garage from ~20deg in 2-3 hours, then will maintain garage temp easily. Wouldn't heat a larger shop or un-insulated space with much authority. Good quality, medium noise (like a 1500w fan forced space heater but about twice as loud, maybe a little louder. Sufficient for my application. Have owned for several months now with no problems. Would buy again.
November 9, 2013
STOP! Do not waste your money.
This product says that it delivers 19k BTU. There is no way, My breath is hotter. Do not waste your money on this heater.
October 28, 2013
Good Value Here
The Litlle Heater That Could. This is a great shop heater. I have used it since December 2004 in a 500' insulated workshop. Set for 65 degrees F. Works great, costs about $25.00 a month to keep shop warm enough to walk out and go to work. Keeping themperature up in the winter isn't just a convenience for projects, it helps all the machinery. Keeps condensation from forming from temperature changes and greatly inhibits rust.
I am finally upgrading this one to the next Pro-Fusion model 5 KW heater. Already tested the newer replacement model and as I suspected the fan in it is quieter. The new heater, along with a through wall air conditioner will be controlled by a standard electronic HVAC thermostat.
December 20, 2012
Bought this for my garage. Needing overflow seating for an upcoming party. Its an insulated 20x20 garage with 10 foot ceilings, run for an hour and temp went from 24 to 55, another hour and it was up around 70, and that is with an uninsulated garage door. Impressed. Costs me about 80 cents an hour to run with my electric rates, if its on constant. Thats worth it when I need the space or need to work in the garage.
Moves alot of air, and the design heats are in the middle, and then also blows cool air over the inside of the housing, so everything but the very front of the heater stays cool to the touch.
Good design, and its working great, not too loud, hopefully it stands the test of time!
December 17, 2012
good heater-possible flaw
I bought this heater about 10 months ago. Out of the box, the heating element looked a bit spotty when hot.....areas were red hot on the coil while others were not. I decided to give it a chance. I have a 900 sq ft studio in NW PA that is an 1850s era bank, no heat, little insulation, 8' original windows, and 12' ceilings. The heater did very well on chilly days/nights in autumn and turned off often, keeping a constant 65-70 degrees when around 40-50 outside. When temps dipped below freezing, I added 1 or 2 electric space heaters to help out. The heater would run steady to keep it at 60-65 during the winter freezing nights but would cycle often during the days. The heater broke the other day. It looks like those "hot spots" on the element did it in. The "fins" attached to the element actually fell apart in those areas. Possible parts flaw?
I contacted Northern. Luckily I was a few weeks within the 1 year warranty. I do have to ship the unit to them on my dime, wait for them to inspect it, then if they approve, they will send a new one.....however....I am cold right now!
Understandable. That's how it is when shopping online.
November 27, 2012
Little heater, big heat !
I love this heater ! Warms up my 24x24 block garage quickly ! The building is uninsulated and i can work without a jacket ! I made a bracket so i can hang it from the wall, they also sell them i believe. You will have to install an outlet for this heater , 240 vac nema 6-30 plug.
November 5, 2012
Heater is exactly what is described. Easily installed, I am an Electrician so that portion I might have an edge on and would recommend that if you are not expierenced that you hire one. I installed the unit in my 30x40 metal building, it is inuluated as are the doors. It will maintain 60-65 when the temp outside is mid to upper 30's. I did not see but a $25 and $33 increase on my Electric bill in Jan and Feb, it stays set just to keep things from freezing and I turn it up when working. can work in T-shirt with no prob. The unit would be outstanding if it came with a built in T-stat but the dial works fine once you use it for a few days and learn where your comfort level is.
October 15, 2012
I had to have an electrician install the outlet. I also had him install a cheap ceiling fan. But after that, this heater works great. It was 40 degrees F and inside my insulated 2-1/2 car garage it was nice and toasty! It cycled nicely as well. We will see how well it works when its in the single digits this winter but I think it should work just fine.
October 8, 2012