Fahrenheat FUH54 Continuous Garage/Utility Heater, 5000-Watt

Last updated: June 6, 2023

Manufactured with high-end materials, this garage heater will keep you warm even on the coldest of days. Its small size makes it ideal for garages that don't have ample space for an industrial-sized heater. The easy installation and adjustable louvers are additional reasons why this Fahrenheat unit is a top pick.

Fahrenheat FUH54 Continuous Garage/Utility Heater, 5000-Watt

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Fahrenheat FUH54 Garage/Utility Heaters are perfect for small garages that need a heating boost.

In our analysis of 144 expert reviews, the Fahrenheat Continuous Garage/Utility Heater, 5000-Watt placed 12th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Ideal for garages, workshops, basements or outside buildings. Rugged, heavy-duty industrial type heater. Built-in ceiling mount bracket for easyvertical or horizontal mounting. Adjustable louvers to direct heat to desired area. By preventing circulation of cold air and expelling excess heat, comfort level is raised and component life is extended.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Receives top marks for it's generous and steady heat output,even on the coldest days. Extremely durable and reliable.
The remote control can be used to both operate the thermostat and the directional louvers.
It is made of high-grade industrial materials for use in harsh environments and can heat the room up to 135ºF which makes it a real electric garage heater Terminator!
This heater is easy to install and comes with a mounting bracket to allow you to mount it to the wall or ceiling. You can also direct the heat in any direction that you wish by simply rotating it on its mount.
The louvers are adjustable to allow you to direct the heat flow where you most want it. There is a built in single pole, adjustable thermostat ranging from 45 – 135 F, and can heat up to 400 square feet.
Adjustable louvers and the built-in ceiling mount bracket allow for flexible placement options. Safety features include a high-level cut-out that deactivates the unit if it overheats and turns it back on when it returns to normal.
It may be small, but the Fahrenheat-FUH54 Electric Garage Heater can generate a lot of heat, so it is a great choice for a small or medium-sized garage, basement or workshop that measures up to 500 square feet.
Whether you work out of a small shop or basement, the Fahrenheat FUH54 is more than capable of maintaining comfortable warmth through even the most savage of winters.
Device is equipped with a modern detector that turns the fan only when the heating elements are hot.
There are two different power settings of either 2500 or 5000 watts, depending on how fast you want to heat your garage and the size of it. It has an inbuilt thermostat which will give you the desired temperature and you do not have to shut it off and on all the time to maintain the temperature.
This heater is industrial grade, it delivers 2500-500 watts of power, so no need to worry – it will keep you warm during even the coldest of winter days/nights.
Thermostat control that lets you dial in your heater to the temperature that you want
One of the things that users particularly like about this device is the fact that you can install it virtually anywhere you please. It can be installed on the floor, attached to the wall, or even hang from the ceiling using the ceiling mount bracket that’s included.
It delivers the right amount of heat so that you are not uncomfortable to be around it.
The Fahrenheat FUH54 runs so quietly; you will hardly notice it is on while you’re working.
Safety is always paramount, and the Fahrenheat FUH54 240-volt Garage Heater offers an automatic shut-off to prevent overheating and tipping.
Has inbuilt mount bracket which enables vertical and horizontal mounting
The thermostat can help adjust the temperatures from 45 to 135 degrees Fahrenheit so that your heater can keep you cozy even in the coolest temperatures
Clever features to make your life easier include a ceiling mount, meaning it doesn’t take up room on the floor or on the counters within your garage space. These spaces may be valuable if you have a smaller garage, so being able to mount your heater out of the way is ideal.
While the unit can work in many settings, it is best to use the heater on a wall. You can get this unit secured on any flat wall surface. You can also hang it on a taller surface if preferred. The bracket system used here allows you to get the unit prepared horizontally or vertically depending on your preference.
Durable – This heater’s casing has a water-resistant coating which will protect it from rust and corrosion. The space heater also has a shut-off feature which will prevent overheating protecting the heating elements.
It comes with a large temperature range, as it’s capable of producing air that’s between 45-degrees and 135-degrees Fahrenheit. That’s a great temperature range, and it means that you can keep your garage from freezing or heat it up to your liking even in the harshest winters.
The Farenheat is a heavy duty industrial sized heater with a thermostat that can adjust from 45°-135° Fahrenheit.

What reviewers didn't like

A bit pricey relative to the lower powered models.
This heavy-duty unit is pretty heavy as it stands at 25 lb. This means that it needs to be carefully installed on a wall or a ceiling.
This industrial device is not portable or mounted to the ceiling to the wall horizontally.
The only downside of the Fahrenheat is that it cannot be simply plugged into an electric socket and has to be hard-wired in, so you may need an electrician to install the unit, and as there are no settings on the heater, you will need an external thermostat to control the level of heat, especially as it can get very hot, up to 135º F, in a small space.
Works quite loudly at maximum power settings.
No remote control feature, would be very convenient for when you have the heater mounted on the ceiling!
Does not provide exact temperatures on the thermostat, so you have to guess with where you set the temperature
Installation is complicated because it has to be hard wired into a socket.
The heater requires professional installation since it should be hardwired and not plugged in.
Extra installation fee for it needs to be hardwired into a socket
The heater does not have an auto turn off option which rules out its safety features
Can only really be mounted to the ceiling.
The control knob is too small.
No Remote – This unit does not come with a remote control. This is a downside because the heater might be difficult to access if you mount it to the ceiling.
The only real issue with this model is that it needs to be hardwired into a 240-volt line. That means you need some electrical know-how or to pay an expert to do it.
It is also a little difficult to assemble and mount on to the ceiling bracket.
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