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Fahrenheat

Model # FUH54

Internet # 202043073

Store SKU # 157471

Store SO SKU # 952656

5,000-Watt Unit Heater

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

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Product Overview

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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
18 
Product Height (in.) 
13 
Product Width (in.) 
14 

Details

Accessories Included 
No 
Amperage (amps) 
26.1 
Anti-freeze setting 
No 
Automatic shutoff 
No 
Color 
Northern White 
Color Family 
Whites 
Fuel Type 
Electric 
Heater Type 
Forced Air 
Heating Product Type 
Electric Wall Heater 
Heating Technology Type 
Convection 
Indoor/Outdoor 
Indoor 
Installation 
Surface mounted 
Product Weight (lb.) 
24 lb 
Remote Control 
No 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Thermostat 
Yes 
Timer Included 
No 
Wattage (watts) 
5000 

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year 

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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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October 1, 2014
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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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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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March 3, 2014
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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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November 20, 2014
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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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December 16, 2013
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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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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 54 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very productive heater,good price and easy installation. This little unit as small as it is heats my 10x10x 12' ceiling garage in about 15 to 20 minutes of being on. I checked the temp and it was 80 degrees on medium. I was holding back on buying this little thing but it proved me wrong. November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Little Heater! I installed this heater in my insulated 3 car garage (750ish sq) and it works great! Spec's would say this heater is only rated up to 500sq of space which in my opinion is under estimated. I live in Iowa and days when it is 15 F out, I have this heater set at 55 F and it will keep it at that temp very easy. I would say it runs maybe 5-10 min at most after opening the doors and letting cold air in. This thing also pushes out a lot of air which I was pleasantly surprised to find; quickly circulates warm air. I can also occasionally kick it up to 65-70 degree's and within 10 min the whole garage is there. Would highly recommend!. December 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Necessary equipment Don't know yet. Will not install until first snowfall later in 2016. Use: Garage Heater. April 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Check for shipping damage before installing Hung this from the rafters to a level about 9 foot off the floor wired it up only to find that apparently it was dropped although i didn't notice any shipping damage to the box. When i turned it on the fan blades were badly bent. My attempt to straighten them worked some what but still a bit noisy. It would take too long to remove and return so i'll live with it. My bad i should have looked carefully at it first. Anyone buying this should check for damage before installing. Otherwise heats 400 square feet well. February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome Garage Heater! I read all the reviews on this heater and decided it was a quality heater. Once I received it I was certain I had a quality product. You can tell it is well built and was packed very well. It also shipped as promised with no delays. Working with a buddy we ran a 30 amp breaker and hard wired the heater. This heater works unbelievably well. Puts out great heat and is quiet. I have a 3 car garage and this does the trick. So glad I purchased this heater - no regrets at all! April 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Just what I expected. I have an oversized insulated two car garage and was looking to something to keep it a decent temp during winter. This heater kept the garage around 50 degrees, when it was -10 outside. It took roughly 45minutes to heat up. That's what I expected. March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent heater serves it's intended purpose very well. I purchased this heater to take the chill off my 625 sq ft woodworking shop as I didn't feel comfortable wearing a heavy jacket while operating power tools. I ran the conduit, pulled the wire, installed a master switch, and connected everything to the sub panel in the shop in just a few hours. This little heater is GREAT. It cycles on & off as advertised and I can now work in my shop in shirt sleeves even during these crazy cold snaps in northern North Carolina. Just as a side note; The fan does blow a goodly amount of air so I turn it off when applying finish to my projects. February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy install Easy self install, good directions, I only need to heat 210 sq feet in my garage, this will do the job just fine, already is and I have not finished insulating but close. I have done lots of home wiring this is the first time installing a circuit breaker. Looked up a great video on You Tube for instruction and confidence, was much easier than I imagined (10 ga. wire, 30 amp breaker). So for less that $350 I can keep my garage at a nice temp, which for me is 60 degrees or so, but I can easily go higher, just watching my electric costs.. The gas guys were quoting $2500 for a Renai heater, hello, payback on that would be 10 years, not going there. October 29, 2015
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