newairNewAir G56 Portable Electric Garage Heater

NewAir Portable Heater (240V) Portable Electric Garage Heater

Any room up to 800 square feet is ideal for the portable electric garage heater. This electric heater will give you the warmth you need to be cozy during the bitterly cold months, whether you have a two-car garage or a sizable workshop. The heater has a 240 volt, 30 amp outlet. Use the lightweight construction, carry handle, and cable wrap to relocate your heater to the most practical location in your area. Its durable shell and long lifespan make it ideal for your demanding work environments.


When using any electrical appliance, basic safety precautions must be followed in order to reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock and/or injury to persons or property. Be sure to read all instructions before using this appliance and observe the following safety tips:

  • This heater is hot when in use. To avoid burns, do not let bare skin touch the hot surface. If provided, always use handles when moving this heater. Keep combustible materials such as furniture, pillows, bedding, papers, clothes, and curtains at least 3 feet (0.9 m) from the front of the heater and keep them away from the sides and rear. Ensure a minimum clearance of 5.5 inches (14 cm) from both sides and rear of heater to adjacent walls. Keep the rear grille away from walls or drapes so as not to block the air intake.
  • Extreme caution is necessary when any heater is used by or near children or invalids, and whenever the heater is left operating and unattended.
  • Always unplug the heater when not in use. To disconnect, grip plug and pull from wall outlet. Never yank on cord.
  • To disconnect the heater, turn controls to LOW, then remove the plug from outlet.
  • Do not operate the heater with a damaged cord or plug, if the heater malfunctions, or has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Return heater to an authorized service facility for examination, electrical or mechanical adjustment, or repair.
  • Do not use the heater outdoors.
  • This heater is not intended for use in bathrooms, laundry areas and similar humid indoor locations. Never put a heater where it may fall into a bathtub or other water container.
  • Do not run cord under carpeting. Do not cover cord with throw rugs, runners or similar items. Do not route cord under furniture or appliances. Arrange cord away from high-traffic areas where it can be tripped over. Route the cord so that it will not be walked on or pinched by furniture.
  • Connect to properly grounded outlets only. Check heater voltage and amperage on the back of the heater to make sure it agrees with the electric service supplied.
  • Do not insert or allow foreign objects to enter any ventilation or exhaust opening as this may case an electric shock, fire, or damage to the heater.
  • To prevent a possible fire, do not block air intakes or exhaust in any manner. Do not use on soft surfaces, like a bed, where openings may become blocked.
  • Use this heater only as describe in this manual. Any other use not recommended by the manufacturer may cause fire, electric shock or injury to persons.
  • This heater draws 20 Amps during operation. Be sure to use a dedicated 250VAC, 30A circuit for the heater.
  • Caution: it is normal for the plug and cord to feel warm to the touch. A plug or cord which becomes hot to the touch or becomes distorted in shape may be a result of a worn electrical outlet. Worn outlets or receptacles should be replaced prior to further use of the heater. Plugging the heater into a warm outlet/receptacle may result in overheating of the power cord or fire.
  • Ensure the heater is on a stable, secure floor surface to eliminate the potential of tipping it over.
  • Be sure that the plug is fully inserted into the appropriate receptacle. Please remember that receptacles also deteriorate due to aging and continuous use: check periodically for signs of overheating or deformations evidenced by the plug. Should this occur, do not use the receptacle. Call your electrician.
  • Check that neither the appliance nor the power cable has been damaged in any way during transportation.
  • Make sure that no pieces of polystyrene or other packaging material have been left between one element of the appliance and another. It may be necessary to clean the appliance with a vacuum cleaner.
  • When switching on the appliance for the first time, you may notice a slight odor which is normal with new electrical appliances. Allow odor to dissipate by running appliance at full power for about ten minutes. Make sure that the room in which the appliance is located is well ventilated during this operation.
  • This heater draws 20 Amps during operation. To prevent overloading a circuit, do not plug the heater into a circuit that already has other appliances working.
  • Do not run in locations when the heater will be left unattended for long periods of time.
  • Do not use attachments or filters. They are not recommended.
  • Always plug the heater directly into a wall outlet/receptacle. Never use with an extension cord or portable power tap (outlet/power strip).
  • A heater has hot, arcing and sparking parts inside. Do not use it in areas where gasoline, paint or flammable liquids are used or stored.

PARTS OF THE HEATERNewAir Portable Heater (240V) Portable Electric Garage Heater (1)

  1. Carrying handle
  2. Housing
  3. Safety grille
  4. Heating element
  5. Thermostat control
  6. Plug (NEMA #6- 30P)



This heater must be installed on the floor only.

Prior to operating the heater, ensure the electrical receptacle is of the configuration and capacity appropriate for the heater. This heater uses 240 volts. The cord has a plug as shown below. No adapter is available for this blade configuration, and none should be used. The type of receptacle is a 250 volt rounding receptacle (NEMA 6-30R). When properly installed, it provides a ground connection through the cord to the heater to protect the operator from electric shock.NewAir Portable Heater (240V) Portable Electric Garage Heater (2)

  • Your heater is equipped with a thermostat. The thermostat function controls the temperature output.
  • Turn the unit on by turning the thermostat control knob away from the LOW position (clockwise).
  • For faster heat-up or to increase the heat output, turn the thermostat control knob clockwise all the way to HIGH.
  • To decrease the heat output, turn the knob counterclockwise.
  • Once the room reaches the desired temperature, slowly turn the thermostat control knob counterclockwise until you hear a “click.” This sets the heater to cycle ON/OFF to maintain the desired heating temperature for energy efficiency.
  • To completely shut the unit OFF, turn the thermostat control knob to the LOW position and unplug the heater.


  • ON – operates the fan continuously.
  • AUTO – cycles fan on and off as needed to maintain ambient temperature.



  1. The heater is turned off.
  2. The power supply is disconnected at the source by removing the plug from the power outlet.


  1. Do not use cleaning liquid or other chemicals to spray on the unit.
  2. Interior dust can often be removed by using a vacuum cleaner with a crevice tool attachment.
  3. To clean housing, use a clean, soft and lightly damp cloth to gently wipe all the dirt from the surface of the unit. Be sure not to wet the heating element and the switches. Allow the unit to dry completely before using it.

CAUTION: Do not allow water to run into the interior of the heater as this could create a fire or electric shock hazard, damaging the unit.


  1. Perform the cleaning procedures described above.
  2. Wipe all parts dry.
  3. Pack the heater in a plastic bag and store it in a cool, dry place


VOLTAGE: 240 volts


Problem Possible Causes Solution
Unit is not heating. Overheat protection has temporarily deactivated the heater. Turn the heater off; unplug it and allow it to cool. Inspect and remove any objects on or adjacent to the heater. Wait 30 minutes before plugging unit

back in.

Room temperature has been warmed up to thermostat setting. To increase the room temperature, adjust thermostat control knob to a higher setting

by turning clockwise.

Heater is not plugged into a 250V grounded


Ensure unit is in the OFF position. Plug in unit and attempt to turn

on again.

Breaker/Fuse has been tripped. Check your electrical box to confirm the breaker has not been blow. This may occur if the receptacle is shared between other high consumption


The heater is producing a burning smell. A drop of oil fell on the heating coil during the manufacturing process. It will quickly evaporate and should not occur again. Ensure room in which heater is situated

is well ventilated.

Check and ensure there are no combustible materials within 3 feet (0.9 meters)

   surrounding the heater.                                                                   

Remove any combustible items from the heater.
Ensure a minimum

clearance of 5.5 inches (14 cm) from both sides and rear of heater to adjacent


Reposition the heater so there is

enough space around the heater to the adjacent walls.


This appliance is covered by a limited manufacturer’s warranty. For one year from the original date of purchase, the manufacturer will repair or replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials and workmanship, provided the appliance has been used under normal operating conditions as intended by the manufacturer.


During the first year, any components of this appliance found to be defective due to materials or workmanship will be repaired or replaced, at the manufacturer’s discretion, at no charge to the original purchaser. The purchaser will be responsible for any removal or transportation costs.


The warranty will not apply if damage is caused by any of the following:

  • Power failure
  • Damage in transit or when moving the appliance
  • Improper power supply such as low voltage, defective household wiring or inadequate fuses
  • Accident, alteration, misuse or abuse of the appliance such as using non-approved accessories, inadequate air circulation in the room or abnormal operating conditions (extreme temperatures)
  • Use in commercial or industrial applications
  • Fire, water damage, theft, war, riot, hostility or acts of God such as hurricanes, floods, etc.
  • Use of force or damage caused by external influences
  • Partially or completely dismantled appliances
  • Excess wear and tear by the user


When making a warranty claim, please have the original bill of purchase with purchase date available. Once confirmed that your appliance is eligible for warranty service, all repairs will be performed by a NewAir™ authorized repair facility. The purchaser will be responsible for any removal or transportation costs. Replacement parts and/or units will be new, re-manufactured or refurbished and is subject to the manufacturer’s discretion. For technical support and warranty service, please email


What is the amp rating on this?

I think it’s rated ‘mid-20’s’… we have a 30-amp service and it works fine.

Are the heating coils supposed to glow red? Taken me 1hr to go 45 to 55deg; a reviewer said he went same in 10min?

No, the coils do not glow like a toaster. You are not giving enough info to determine if heater is working properly. It is possible you are expecting too much. Most 120 volt space heaters are rated at 1500 watts. This heater produced less than 4 times that.

Does it require 220/240 power only?

Yes, this requires 240 volts and 30 amps.

220-240 volts means it can be used approved where power is 220-240 instead of 120??

this item requires 220-240v. It will not run with 120v.

is there a timer on this product?

I am sorry to inform you but there is no timer on the unit.

Can it go to 120degrees?

I’m not sure. The most we needed to heat our garage was to 70 and it did that without question.

Would this adapter work with this heater?

I do not think that will work but I can tell you that this is a great heater for a garage or wood shop. I hard wired an outlet in my garage for this heater and I love it!

I have a 3-prong 240v outlet in my garage, but the plug for this unit does not fit. Has anyone else experienced this?

240V plugs are different depending on maximum designed amperage of the circuit. You can change the wall plug to a LOWER amperage plug but not vice-versa. I use mine in my airplane hangar, which has 240VAC @ 40A service. I simply changed the socket to 30A and the plug on the heater can be used as-is

There’s conflicting info in the ad: is it “5000w” or “5600w”? is it “portable” or “hardwired”? has 6 foot cord…what is the plug? 6-30p??

5000w and yes, its portable but has a dryer plug.

can u hook a programable thermostat to this unit?

It does have a built in thermostat dial, but I found it to be inconsistent, so YES! Again, the thermostat in the unit doesn’t get realistic readings being inside the case. A programmable thermostat would need to control a 240v outlet via relay. Once installed, crank the unit up to max and let the external thermostat turn it on/off as needed.

Does the power plug on power cord fit a wall plug in the house?

No, nonstandard for typical 240 volt receptacle found in US. I cut off plug and rewired using standard “dryer” plug from hardware store. Works great.

my dryer plug is 240 if I change the receptacle to fit this plug would it be ok? also could you use an extension cord? thanks!!

Yes, the dryer should work. It needs a 30 amp service and that is what a dryer is usually wired for. The heater has a long cord already, an extension cord would not be advisable unless it is a large wire size to prevent heating of the connections. The heater is noisy but works great. I plan to use it again this year.

Length of power cord?

The length of the power cord is 6ft.This is an electric heater, Why does it say that is requires ventilation and is not for residential use? What about concrete floors in a basement?

I use it in my steel garage and it has a concrete floor. When I am in my garage in my wood shop working, I do not worry too much about ventilation. Lots of sawdust floatingaround but no negative effects from lack of ventilation so far and it has been in my garage for at least a year or more.


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