Optimus Ceiling Mount Portable Heater

Last updated date: May 8, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 160 expert reviews, the Optimus Optimus Ceiling Mount Portable Heater placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.3
14 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.3
92 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It's powerful quartz heating element wins over customer looking for maximum warmth in a smaller sized unit.
- BestReviews
The Optimus H-9010 is a fast heater. It can heat up an average size garage quickly.
- Wire Reviews
Produce heats as soon as it gets switched on.
- Car Bibles
The Optimus H-9010 Mount Heater can be mounted on the ceiling or on a wall conveniently. It is easy to mount at only 11 lbs of weight and it also comes with the mounting bracket required.
- Jen Reviews
The design of the heater includes a halogen bulb that turns on when the device is working and helps illuminate the area quite effectively.
- Best Advisor
It has durable metal casing and bracket, which can make the heater last for a really long duration
- Reviews Icon
The installation is easy and convenient.
- Top Reviewed Ten
It’s a popular model due to its low pricing.
- Home Fix Planet
It’s incredibly affordable at purchase, and has the added advantage of being a wall-mounted heater (to save floor space in your workshop or garage); but it won’t be earning you those major annual savings on the energy bill like some other infrared heating systems.
- Home Tech Lab
The Optimus H-9010 is perfect for your garage as it can be ceiling or wall mounted. This saves space and is safer as it prevents the heater being knocked over or coming into contact with flammables.
- HVAC Training 101
It turns out this heater is a no-brainer to install. You don’t even need to call an electrician to help you with installation. It has a mounting bracket; all you need is to mount it on the wall or hang on the ceiling.
- Hot Home Air
The price is extremely budget friendly.
- Mechanics Guide
This electric patio heater can be mounted either on your wall or ceiling (all brackets and equipment included) and comes with two heat settings, which ensures optimal versatility for your household.
- Heat Wiz
On the good side, it’s just as easy to control as the last model, as it uses a single pullcord to change temperatures and to turn the model on and off. It also comes with a light, which serves little function other than to show you that the model is on.
- Heater King
What experts didn't like
Doesn't generate enough heat in colder settings.
- BestReviews
Unfortunately, Optimus H-9010 less power.
- Wire Reviews
Lack of precise range of eating temparatures.
- Car Bibles
The pulling cord is somewhat short
- Best Advisor
The pull-cord on and off has design issues since it is susceptible to wear and tear, which leads to fraying and snapping of the cord
- Reviews Icon
Pull cord can be a bit flimsy
- Top Reviewed Ten
The halogen light goes out rather quickly and it’s impossible to find a replacement. As far as heat output goes, this heater struggles to adequately heat a small shed and will begin to overheat after just an hour of use.
- Home Fix Planet
Less energy efficient than other infrared heaters reviewed
- Home Tech Lab
Control panel is not well designed.
- HVAC Training 101
You will need an isolated circuit because this heater takes about 25 amps. And I love this heater but most of its part is plastic.
- Hot Home Air
Pull string switch is a bit brittle, according to consumer reviews, breaks quite easily
- Heat Wiz
Unfortunately, this model is poorly packaged, so many of these models are damaged in shipping. It also has lower build quality, so it will break down more often than models ranked higher than it on our list.
- Heater King

From The Manufacturer

Instant 600/ 1200 Watt Sun-like heat that provides soft light for added ambiance, Overheat Protection, Wall/ Ceiling Mount Design Saves Your Space, Metal housing & Bracket for long lasting life., Independently powered heat and light, Pull Cord for Easy of Use, Halogen Light up Where you work, Quartz Heating Elements.

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Expert Reviews: 20
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Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 17
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Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
7. King Electric KB2410-1-B2-ECO 240 Garage Heater
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 7
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Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 8
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Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 17
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Overall Score: 8.1
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