"Electric fan-forced heavy-duty heater is ideal for workshop, garage, entryway, store, motel or other areas that need high capacity heaters. Slim design for recessed mounting. Amps 16.7, Product Type Wall heater, Heat Settings Adjustable, Blower CFM 100, Blower Included Yes, Dimensions W x D x H in. 15 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 19 1/8, Volts 240, BTU Output 13,650, Thermostat Included Yes, Thermal Cutoff Safety Device Yes, Watts 4,000, Programmable No, Product Style Forced air, Plug Type Hardwired. Recessed mounting Easy-to-install 3-piece design 2-pole thermostat Built-in thermal cutout and fan delay White louvered cover Model VFK404"
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27 of 27(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
This is a compact, yet versatile heater for small rooms, workshops and garages. The unit comes complete with an industrial grade grille that appears to be powder coated for long lasting durability. The unit is very easy to install (in my case, I ran a new dedicated circuit, which added less than 30 minutes).
When you first turn the thermostat control to the full on position, both heat coils warm instantly and then activate the blower. This product was installed in mid-January and has performed perfectly in providing clean and reliable heat for a small office (18' x 16') in a building where I store my cars and equipment.
Can't wait to get the 2 additional units I'm planning for future heating upgrades.
So far on first inspection this seems to be a quality product. I bought it for my 640 sq. ft. cabin that has only a fireplace for heat source. I usually run a radiator style heater for a day before I go up and it's around 40 degrees inside with an outdoor temp of 15-20 degrees. I bought this hoping it will warm it up faster so I don't have to have heat on for longer than I need to. Once I get there and start up the fireplace, that heats just fine. I will install this soon and then I will update my review on how well it does the job.
I purchased 2 of these heating units to replace older units in my office building. They are well made and work well. They were nearly identical to the ones that I replaced, except 20 years newer. They work well and take the chill out of cold rooms with no problem.
I purchased a home that the hvac had been stolen from and needed something quick. Temps have been to the low 20's so far and this heater has done a great job. It takes care of around 500 sq. ft. easily. Installation was easy and we had none of the issues others mentioned. Maybe the company is paying attention and fixing those little quirks. I would definitely buy it again.
I bought this 2 years ago to replace an 80s model S3@rs heater in my living room, wow technology hasn't changed but efficiency surely has. The old heater struggled to heat the room on the highest setting, this baby has no problem making me sweat on 3-4 setting, i have a bedroom directly above my living room connected with a stairway and have no need for a heater there cause this bad boy can handle them both no problem. I plan on buying another for the other half of my house and have no doubt between the two my 2 story house is in good hands. Installation was a breeze but like I said I had previously had a similar heater so half the work was already done. These do like the juice when u leave em on all the time so expect a bit of a $ bump when the bill comes in but well worth it.
I installed in my 20x20 garage with 14' ceiling. Was worried the ceiling height would limit this heaters ability to warm the area. At the same time I installed a 55" ceiling fan. With the ceiling fan circulating on low and this heater on 1/2 strength, it can make my garage uncomfortably hot in the winter (granted I live in South Carolina). Very happy with the performance. In fact, bought my father-in-law one for Christmas this past year for his garage.
I purdchased this heater after reading some of the reviews listed regarding the product. I installed the heater in a small 3 room cabin hoping that it would heat at least one room. To my suprise it heats the whole house and is the only heat source. I have no complaints about this product. This was an easy installation for me and it looks great in the cabin. The tennants are happy and warm.
I bought 2 of these to heat my new "Barndo" Each one heats approx 720 s.f.- just got these wired up and they appear to work well. Reading some earlier reviews I was concerned about noise, but so far they are not noisy at all.
I have a small 2 bedroom home. No heat is run at night when I turn this heater on it warms up the home pretty quick I do live in texas so it dont get really cold but once in a while.The propane heaters would not heat the house this well at all and was very costly to run.
This is well worth the money and then some.I had a 220 volt line from my old electric welder on a 50 amp breaker hooked it uo to that in my living room wall.It heats my entire first floor up very fast.TEMP WENT FROM 68 TO 85 IN 15 MINUTES ON THE #4 SETTING.Screws between studs 16 inch sepaeration .We plane to use with conjuntion with our gas furnace to keep gas and electric bills down.If you plane to heat your house with this it will stand up to the job.My living room is 17 by15 and kitchen 14 by 14 bedroom same size as kitchen heats all rooms up fine.
Electrified, insulated and finished a one-car garage, including installation of this little wall heater, which was a snap. Ran a 220v 40amp circuit, mounted the heater close to the floor, added a small ceiling fan to move the air around (not really necessary, but did help heating efficiency) and was warming my old tired bones in nothing flat. Thermostat is accurate down to 55 deg.F. Haven't even explored any setting above 2.5, which is about 70 degrees. Perfect for the 200 sq.ft. garage / shop.
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October 13, 2011
"It says that you should run a 10 conductor which would call for a double pole30 not a double pole 40. That breaker is to big for the unit."
The instructions are adequate. This thing can be mounted in anything and with a 220v outlet handy used as a portable heater although we mounted it in a simple wall. It gives a lot of heat for the size, but the fan pitch is aggressive and it makes a lot of fan noise. The thermostat on mine allows us to get to the point of feeling cold before the heater cycles on again.
The front cover can be difficult to get on. There are no indexes for position and the holes are not threaded. Align the front on the control knob and search for the holes from there. You know you'll want to vacuum the inside from time to time. I think I'll insert threaded rivets and change the screws.
Mine had two manufacturing defects. The back box had three pop rivets that are not through both pieces of metal. Get that worker to slow down and get it right. When we turned it on there was a horrible noise of the fan hitting the motor mount. The fan pulls air in and the shaft play allows it to move quite a bit forward. Because it might hit the front panel vents if you close mount the cover, they mounted the motor in the rearmost of three positions. If turned on at the factory they would have known. I considered moving the motor forward, then decided to slightly bend the fan blades forward to clear the mount about 1/4". It worked fine. I'd buy another, but I'd open it, spin the fan with the unit laying on its' back and check the back box first.
This heater was straight forward in hooking up. I was lucky enough to already have had a 240 line out in my garage so I spliced into that. We've cranked it up a few times and it throws a good amount of heat. It'll be interesting to see how it does this winter.