ProFusion Ceiling-Mount Garage Heater - 17,065 BTU, 240 Volts, Model# EH-4604
ProFusion Ceiling-Mount Garage Heater - 17,065 BTU
got this last fall 2013, works as expected, plenty of insulation going to use the stinky salamander to preheat the space first this winter to maybe minimize electric usage..
i found it odd that no one mentioned the $5 to $8 dollar a day to operate this.
August 17, 2014
Heater Works Well
Purchased for Dallas Texas garage. Can get cold at times in Texas. Have a four car detached garage. It is not insulated but like most Texas houses has the brick veneer construction and I have recently put thin paneling up on inside walls. Woke up at 27 degrees outside and turned Heater on. Within two hours walked in garage and worked comfortably. After another hour took my jacket off. Very pleased with product. The fan has a hum but just turned the radio up a little louder.
December 23, 2013
Installed in my 20 x 22 insulated garage it heats it up fast and keeps up. Would recommend this product.
December 13, 2013
I use this heater to heat my 2 car insulated garage while I am working on my car. It took me about an hour to install it and it was ready to go. It took about 30 minutes to make my work area warm and comfortable to work in. I like the quiet operation and it seems to be of good quality. It looks like I will be buying a couple more for my woodworking shop. I wish I would have bought this heater years ago.
December 8, 2013
This was installed in a two car, insulated, detached garage. Wired with 10/2 wire to a 30 amp 2-pole breaker.
I was hesitant to purchase with a couple of negative reviews that I had read. After installation, I let it run for a couple of hours and it performed as I had hoped it would. After two days, the unit is cycling on and off to maintain a comfortable temperature.
This is not a central heat unit that's gonna blow hard 20 feet across the room... So don't expect instant gratification. I'm not to excited about the thermostat, but given the price range, I'm not going to take any stars away.
Overall, it's a well built unit and I wouldn't have any problem recommending it to anyone looking to heat 400-450 sq ft range.
December 1, 2013
THIS HEATER IS SOLD UNDER A NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER NAMES. THEY ARE IDENTICAL AS FAR AS I KNOW. SAME PRODUCT AND SPECS. MINE IS A DAYTON. I BUILT A NEW HOME WITH A 1200 SQ FT GARAGE 5 YEARS AGO. GARAGE HAS 2X4 WALLS WITH R13 INSULATION. CEILING HAS R50 INSULATION. CEILING HTIGHT IS 10 FT. I ORIGINALLY WIRED THE GARAGE FOR 2 HEATERS, SINCE I DIDN'T THINK ONE HEATER WOULD DO THE JOB. I JUST WANTED THE HEATER TO KEEP THE TEMP BETWEEN 45-50 DEGREES TO MELT SNOW OFF THE VEHICLES AND KEEP MY DEISEL BOBCAT WARM. ONE DOES THE JOB VERY EASILY. I HAVE IT SET NEAR THE LOWEST SETTING ON THE THERMOSTAT. THE FAN MAKES A LITTLE NOISE, BUT NOT ABOVE WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT. BUY THIS HEATER WITH CONFIDENCE. IT DOES A GREAT JOB! I'M INSTALLING A CEILING FAN THIS WINTER TO MOVE THE DEAD AIR AROUND. I GET A FROST SPOT HEAR AND THERE. SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM.
January 12, 2013
I upgraded from the red 4kw model that I used from December 2004-2012. The new 5kw unit has a quieter fan and adjustable louvers + three heat settings - 3kw, 4kw, & 5kw with adjustable thermostat. It runs exactly as advertised and pulls 20.9 amps @ 240V on the 5kw setting.
Unit is hanging from the ceiling, centered about 1/4 of the way into the room from the wall. The fan is quieter than the old 4kw unit which is nice. Shop size is 500' sq and insulated, with 8' ceilings - it was a 2 car garage attached to the house that I remodeled into a workshop. The winters in Fort Worth are generally mild, but we do get some snow and 20 degree nights some years.
This heater is plenty large for an insulated shop. For the initial test run, the outside door was left open to cool the shop down to 50 F. I let it sit open all day so the machinery and everything was cool inside the building. Closed the door and turned it on. The heater brought the temp up 5 degrees F every 20 minutes on the 5kw setting. It runs and cycles on the internal thermostat set for 65 degrees.
The old unit cost ~25.00 a month to keep the shop 65 degrees in the winter with it on and cycling on the thermostat all the time. I anticipate this one to be a bit more efficient as the heating elements and fins are a better design.
The mounting bracket works well and it was easy to hang. This is a very nice electric heater and a great value. The picture shown is with temporary wiring for testing.
December 21, 2012
Not Hot enough, Doesn't blow enough air
I agree with the other user about this ProFusion heater not being hot enough. Had it installed and I was 3 feet away underneath the heater and couldn't feel any air. The only time I can feel the air was directly below standing in front of it. My $60 infrared heater puts out more hot air than this Profusion. I left it on for 4 hours in my well insulated garage 2 car garage and the temp difference was only +4 degrees before the heater was on. Heater keeps on cycling on and off wayyyy to often even if it's not even warm in the garage. Yes, the power is on, it's on a 30amp breaker by itself.
I would have to say I can't recommend this heater. I'm returning this and upgrading to the Fahrenheat 5000W.
December 11, 2012
Very disappointed with this heater.I installed it in a well insulated 24'x24' shop and could hardle tell it was there.It might be OK in a largel doll house but not in a small work shop.
November 15, 2012
ProFusion 5000w heater
I put this heater up in my 760sq ft attached garage with 9' ceilings. My garage is insulated, sheet rocked with 5/8 inch rock, and I have 2 insulated doors 8' high. I also have a 4000w 240v in wall heater. It was 31 degrees outside and around 45 degrees in the garage this morning. With both heaters running, It was 72 degrees in about 2.5 hours. After that, I only needed the profusion to maintain temperature. It is very quiet and has very little vibration. I did a ton of research and am very happy with my choice. At 5000w 240volts it has a 21.07 current draw. I recommend a 30 amp circuit (10/2 with ground).
October 27, 2012