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Fahrenheat 5,000-Watt Unit Heater
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Fahrenheat

5,000-Watt Unit Heater

  • Highly reviewed and recommended by customers
  • Easy to install and mount
  • Provides steady heat without high electricity bills
$261.00 /each

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Provide 5,000 watts of heating power to up to 500 sq. ft. of a garage, basement and warehouse or construction addition using this Fahrenheat 5,000-Watt Portable Electric Heater. A high-level cut-out automatically deactivates the heater if it reaches overheat levels and reactivates it automatically when temperature returns to normal, helping to keep your space safe.

  • 5,000-watt heater at 240-volt and 26.1 amps creates ample heat to warm a garage, basement and warehouse or construction addition
  • 500 sq. ft. heating area capacity makes it easy to heat a sizable space
  • Dial heater controls provide easy operation; built-in thermostat adjusts from 45 degrees to 135 degrees Fahrenheit, letting you customize heat levels
  • High-level cut-out automatically deactivates the heater at excessive heat levels and reactivates it automatically when temperature returns to normal for safe use
  • Ceiling bracket allows horizontal or vertical-flow mounting, and provides for mounting in positions in between for flexible placement options
  • CSA, ETL and UL listed for safety

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i THOUGHT IT SAID IN THE SPECS THAT IT HAS A THERMOSTAT AND DOES IT HAVE A FAN AND DOES IT SHUT OFF AOUTOMATICLY?

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It does have a single pole thermostat 45 to 90 degrees. It also has a switch to automatically shut off the unit if the unit runs to hot.
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The heater does have a thermostat installed. It is a bimetallic type with a range of 45 - 90 degrees F. True the thermostat knob is not marked with degrees but the lowest setting is 45 and the highest setting is 90. And of course it is graduated in between. This unit does have a fan and it is controlled by a fan delay switch that allows the elements to heat up before the fan turns on, to keep from Read More
The heater does have a thermostat installed. It is a bimetallic type with a range of 45 - 90 degrees F. True the thermostat knob is not marked with degrees but the lowest setting is 45 and the highest setting is 90. And of course it is graduated in between. This unit does have a fan and it is controlled by a fan delay switch that allows the elements to heat up before the fan turns on, to keep from blowing cold air into your room. Read Less
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March 25, 2014
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It has a built in thermostat in the unit. I has a fan and will shut off at the desired temp setting you selected.
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March 14, 2014
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It does have a basic thermostat (low to high only, no specific temp settings), which turns the unit on/off as needed - automatically. It does have a fan to push the air around.
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It has a mechanical thermostat; a dial with no numbers on it. The unit is automatic. The fan turns on when heat is required and off when the temperature is met. I use a thermometer in the room to set the thermostat. Once set, the unit maintains the selected temperature very well.
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Reidsville, NC 27320, USA
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February 25, 2014
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This heater does indeed have a thermostat, but it is not calibrated in degrees, just 1 to 10 and off.
It does have a fan and the unit cycles on and off to maintain the setting. You have to experiment with the settings to find your comfort zone.
I installed a 30 amp switch in the power line so I could turn the heater on/off without changing the setting once I got it where I liked it.
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February 25, 2014
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This unit has a variable switch that will shut off when it reaches a certain temperature. Temperatures aren't shown on the heater though. It has a metal fan that blows through the heater coil. Works well in circulating the warm air.
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January 25, 2014
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It does not have a remote thermostat like a house furnace. Instead it is on the heater. It does cycle on and off just like a regular thermostat, and works great at keeping the temperature at the level you desire.
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January 24, 2014
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The unit uses a thermostat, has a fan and shuts off automatically; it works well. This is not a calibrated thermostat like in your house. It has a spot called "low"; for mine that is about 55F. Each dot on the dial up and down is about a 5 degree F change.
I use it in my wood shop and very pleased with the operation.
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January 7, 2014
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Yes, it has a thermostat. Yes, it has a fan, and yes, it shuts off automatically with the thermostat.
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January 6, 2014
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The thermostat is a basic design. Just heat the room to the desired temp and then back off the rotary know on the front of the unit until the fan shuts off. Then turn the know until the fan starts again. that will set the unit to current temp and maintain it for you.
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I have a 220 outlet plug in in the garage already. I want to know if I can plug this unit into that and be done?

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The FUH unit heater is designed and agency listed as a hard wired unit. It is not listed to be used with a cord and plug.
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You can plug it into that outlet, but you will need to get the cord and corresponding plug - just make sure the breaker is 30a.
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Yes. However, the circuit must be rated for 30 amps.
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The heater does not come with a cord and is intended for direct wiring. To use your existing 240 outlet you would have to make up your own 10/2 cable and plug to match your outlet. Be aware that this heater will draw slightly more than 20 amps @ 240 volts. Your breaker and wiring for that outlet will have to be capable of carrying that much current as well as any other loads on that line. I wouldn't Read More
The heater does not come with a cord and is intended for direct wiring. To use your existing 240 outlet you would have to make up your own 10/2 cable and plug to match your outlet. Be aware that this heater will draw slightly more than 20 amps @ 240 volts. Your breaker and wiring for that outlet will have to be capable of carrying that much current as well as any other loads on that line. I wouldn't recommend doing it this way. Better to do it right than to Mickey Mouse it and have problems later. Read Less
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If your 220 outlet is rated for 30 amps you should be okay. You'll have to wire a cord and plug onto the heater, but should be an easy install. This heater does not need a neutral, just two hots and a ground. (3 wires).
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Yes. But, depending on your outlet, some 220 outlets are 4 lead (the newer ones), and some are 3 lead (older ones). Either way you can use it, but you will only use three leads. If it is a three lead, make you a pig tail (using a plug that matches your 220 outlet) and then run the wires directly to the heater. If it was a three lead, you will wire it with the white and black going to the power terminal Read More
Yes. But, depending on your outlet, some 220 outlets are 4 lead (the newer ones), and some are 3 lead (older ones). Either way you can use it, but you will only use three leads. If it is a three lead, make you a pig tail (using a plug that matches your 220 outlet) and then run the wires directly to the heater. If it was a three lead, you will wire it with the white and black going to the power terminal block on the heater and then copper to the ground connection. If it is a 4 lead outlet, you will run the red and black to the power terminal block on the heater and copper to the ground and do NOT hook up or use the white wire at all (on your pig tail or heater). This is all considering your 220 outlet was wired per standard code. Best bet is to open your breaker to it, pull it out of the wall and look to see how your outlet is wired and then match that to your new plug. If you are not comfortable with wiring I would suggest calling an electrician, they won't charge much to make you a pig tail for your heater. Read Less
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Hi, While having the outlet there you must verify that its a 30A line. Wiring must be 10Guage... nothing less as the unit draws about 26A.
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The circuit needs to be a 220 v, 30 amp circuit. If you have that, you will need to buy and install an electrical cord to the unit.
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Hi Gomer, this product is rated at 240 volts and 26.1 amps.
You will need a 240 volt outlet, 30 amp breaker and number 10 wire for this heater.
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Does this have an on/off switch if i wire it direct?

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The heater has a built in thermostat but not a disconnect switch. You would include the disconnect switch when installing and wiring the heater.
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Unit only has the temp setting switch (thermostat). I don't see why you can't put a switch in, I use my breaker to shut it down completely.
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No on/off switch - hardwire only (cord not included).
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Yes.
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Yes. The on/off switch is built into the temp control.
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Yes. Turn the dial, that sets temperature, fully clockwise to turn it off; you will feel a noticeable click when in the off position.
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January 23, 2014
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Yes, the thermostat acts as an on/off switch. When you turn the thermostat all the way down to its lowest setting it is in the off position (according to the manual). I will also say mine functions the same way.
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can i place heater on the floor or dose it have to be celling mounted

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want to use it in my wood floor room
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This heater should be mounted as the manufacture states, which is to keep away comustable material and ensure air flow around it.
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This heater is designed to be ceiling mounted and comes complete with the ceiling mount bracket. Do not place this heater on the floor as it is not agency listed to operate that way.
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No - ceiling or wall mount only.
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By the manufacturers requirements the unit must be mounted 6' minimum off the floor and 13" from a wall.
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The recommended mount is ceiling at least 6" above the floor and 13" from any wall.
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5,000-Watt Unit Heater is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 69.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install. I have a detached garage, approximately 500 square feet, insulated walls, ceili... Easy to install. I have a detached garage, approximately 500 square feet, insulated walls, ceiling, & garage door. Temperature today was a high of 7, low so far -3, all night last night! My garage was about 36-38 degrees this afternoon. Took a couple of hours but it got to 50 degrees before I shut it down & went in for the night. It was still heating & if I was going to be in there longer it would have gotten even warmer. In higher temperatures it will heat up to the point where I am turning it down. I would absolutely buy this again if/when needed. By the way, I live at at elevation of over 6800' on the high plains just east of Colorado Springs, CO. I waited to post this until I had a chance to use it when it got really cold.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does Not Operate Long Enough to Do Any Good I've got a well-insulated two car garage. Thought this unit would heat it during moderately cold temps to at least above 50F, but it cuts out so much that it just never heats the garage above 50F. It has an automatic cutoff that prevents it from running consistently until it gets above 50F, so it has not provided me with much use. I have the FUH54B model.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Easy to install. Seems well built. Problem: the fan. While very quiet, It barely pushes out an... Easy to install. Seems well built. Problem: the fan. While very quiet, It barely pushes out any heat. I am heating an insulated two car garage that I previously heated with a 1,500 watt ceramic heater and a oil filled heater. The fan on the little ceramic heater is much more powerful than this unit. Still rely on the oil filled heater to maintain the temperature in the garage, otherwise the Farenheat unit would never shut off.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far so good I put the heater in an attached three bay garage. Half the garage is 20' high the other half is standard height. I live in Minnesota and have not experienced the middle of winter yet but the heater has done a good job of bringing the garage temp up to the mid 50's when it was in the teens outside.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unsatisfied. I bought this FUH54 heater before winter after reading plenty of good reviews on other retail websites. My 2 car 20x24 garage is well insulated and will not stay above 40 degrees with outside temps in the teens or lower. The fan runs at a very low speed and does not move much heat.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This heater works well, I have a 40x30 uninsulated garage with 10 foot ceiling. I use half for wo... This heater works well, I have a 40x30 uninsulated garage with 10 foot ceiling. I use half for wood working and have the heater hanging in the corner. Starting at 53 degrees the temp will rise 2 degrees ever 30 minutes, The heater was easy to install just ran a 10-3 wire on a 30 amp breaker. I would have gave it five stars but when I received it the case was bent in a few spots and the louvers where bent and two where laying in the bottom of the box. This had to happen at the factory because the box was undamaged. I would recommend installing an external 220 - 240 volt wall thermostat so you don't have to keep a ladder near bye . To sum it up It works well and I would buy it again.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT!!! Heats up my 2 car garage in no time,had it a year , GREAT!!! Heats up my 2 car garage in no time,had it a year ,
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We installed this little guy in our new 20 X 45 garage with the intention of keeping things above... We installed this little guy in our new 20 X 45 garage with the intention of keeping things above freezing and hoping for at least a little better. The timing was perfect, just before this December's polar event, 20 degrees the day we put it in, then down to 4 degrees, bottoming out at minus 30 degrees the following weekend. The heater took about two hours to get from the 20's to the mid 40's and when it got to 48 we turned it down to keep it there. Now it's set at one click below "low" and it has held 46 to 48 degrees throughout the cold snap, the snow and the wind. We brought the space up to 65 last weekend to do a project out there and it had no problem heating or maintaining- it was a pleasure to work in the space- and we have not turned it up to "high" yet (I doubt we ever will). Electricity is pricey up here and I originally intended to go for natural gas, but we calculated that the difference between the cost of the heating unit plus installation will power this electric heater for several years before the gas unit would have begun to be cost effective. I really couldn't be more satisfied with my purchase: it's doing exactly what I asked for at a very reasonable price, and doing it in some pretty awful conditions besides. Five stars.
Date published: 2016-12-28
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