Over the years, King Electric has produced some popular, lower-priced models of garage heaters that are pretty versatile and energy efficient. The addition of their latest model shows us that the manufacturer has been paying attention to what people need in terms of heating efficiency and power. Despite the smaller size of this heater, it offers seventy-five hundred watts of power, which is pretty impressive.
The KB2407 garage heater by King Electric is durable, energy efficient, and built to last. It features a universal mounting bracket, so installation is a breeze. It’s also equipped with an ECO 2s electronic controller and a long life unit bearing motor.
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King Electric KB2407-1-B2-ECO Review
Overview and Features
If you’re on a tight budget and need a reliable garage heater that can provide a solid performance, King Electric has got you covered.
This garage heater offers seventy-five hundred watts of power, so it can easily handle heating up a two-car garage, but it may struggle and can potentially overheat if you use it as the sole heating element in a larger space.
It’s priced affordably, so purchasing a couple of these heaters would work well as a main heat source.
The heater comes with some nice basic features such as the digital thermostat display that allows you to change and adjust the desired temperature, and the included remote, eco-mode, and fan option.
Overall, this is a nice little budget-friendly garage heater and it’s the perfect choice for smaller spaces.
This compact, powerful little garage heater is easy to mount. The included instructions recommend tagging a ceiling joist or a vertical wall stud. The universal mounting bracket features four slotted holes with a two-centimeter space between each slot. Mounting the heater should only take twenty to thirty minutes depending on how and where you decide to mount it.
In terms of performance, this model is moderately powerful. Of course, heating efficiency can also depend on where you mount the heater, the size of your garage, and how cold the weather gets.
You can use the heater’s thermostat to set the desired temperature. Once it has reached the set temp, the heater will cycle, emitting a clicking noise. The heater will continue to cycle until it works to hit that desired temperature level, which can be an issue if you have a large workshop.
The heater comes with an IR control for simple operation. You can start, stop, or adjust the heater’s set temperature with just a press of a button. The remote is a nice extra that makes using this model more convenient.
The eco mode will automatically switch to the lowest wattage needed in order to heat up the room.
Powerful enough to be used as a primary heat source in a small home garage or workshop, this energy efficient model offers decent power despite its compact size.
In terms of heating ability, this heater can change the temperature in the garage by as much as fifteen degrees in as little as fifteen to twenty minutes, depending on the size of the garage and the temperature outside.
In temperatures ranging from forty to sixty degrees, the heater can heat up the space in under an hour. However, in temperatures below twenty degrees, there have been reports that the heater took one to two hours before the garage was comfortable enough to work in. This is usually an issue if you’ve chosen a model that’s too small for your workspace.
While the manufacturer may market this heater as a perfect option for a large workshop or warehouse, that’s simply not the case.
The heater can handle a large two-car garage easily, but anything bigger and you’ll need to purchase a second unit.
Additionally, when you use a heater that doesn’t have the type of power capacity your garage needs, you can easily end up overheating the heater, especially if you’ve set the desired temperature, which is probably the case for buyers who have claimed it takes two hours for the heater to heat up a large garage in intense winter weather.
Before you buy a garage heater, it’s always important to take careful measurements of your garage or workspace in order to choose a model with the right wattage.
If seventy-five hundred watts isn’t enough for your garage or workspace, click here to check out or epic buyer’s guide where you’ll find several leading models of garage heaters on the market designed to heat garages, warehouses, and workspaces of all sizes.
So, does this garage heater provide a powerful, energy-efficient performance? The answer is yes and no. It will all depend on the size of your garage. If you’d like to learn how to properly insulate your workspace or garage and check out some interesting tips, you can read our article on how to warm up a garage. These tips, combined with a heater like this model by King Electric, will allow you to work comfortably in your garage, year-round.
The Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy radiant heater is pro-quality and would be a better choice for larger garages and workspaces.
Some buyers will be disappointed that the included fan is just a basic single speed model, however, it does provide a nice breeze and will get the air circulating.