Update: Amish Heaters Raising Temperatures

Thanks to BKCronin for calling this article to my attention.  Every Sunday, sure as the sun rises, we get people griping about these "Amish heaters".  They are advertised in newspapers and magazines across the USA.   The only temperatures these heaters seem to raise are peoples' tempers because they don't do the job and the ads are misleading.  Let's hope this company is at least forced to be more forthright in their business.

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A 1500 watt electric heater is a 1500 watt electric heater...period...as long as each are resistance heaters

If you feel the appearance makes it worth the 500$ US it costs then go for it. Otherwise, a 20 dollar 1500 watt unit from walmart or another discount house will supply the same amount of btu's per wattage

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PLEASE CONCIDER THE PHYSICS INVOLVED IN THE SYSTEM. YOU CAN'T SQUEEZE 17 INCHES OUT OF A 12 INCH RULER....
ITS JUST THAT SIMPLE...

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Why are these advertised as Amish Heaters when in truth the Amish don't use electricity in their own homes.

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Simple answer. These are 1500W heaters, if it runs 24 hours per day, it will consume 36 kilowatt hours of electricity. that will equal 1080 kilowatt hours in a month. AT our local (very inexpensive) rate of 6.8 cents, that is $73.44... to heat one room. Now, multiply 1080 by your rate at home and see where you stand regarding savings.

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the heater are not as good the commercials. the commercial is the best thing about the heater

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Had to let all of you know, I was watching tv and an add for these heaters came on.  Very well done, with 'Amish' looking people building the heaters and, of course, touting that 'because it is Amish made they are of the finest quaility.'  Think of the paper add coming to life and you now how the commerical.  Talk about BIG bucks being spent on that!!!!

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OK, I agree that there is alot of truth to the complaints, but there are also good things to be said about these heaters.  I ordered two of them and they were the price advertised.  I realized that the cost was for the cabinets, not the heaters.  The cabinets are beautiful and the heaters look good and work very very well.  I put one on my screened in back porch where we have the window screens covered with plastic, but no insulation, etc. and one heater kept the back porch and unheated attached breezeway a toasty 60 degrees for all of December, January and February.  My electric bill has risen only nominally if any and it does not pull the wattage that a regular space heater does because an electric space heater that I tried before tripped my breaker repeatedly. 

However, the customer service number IS horrible though.  It takes forever to reach someone unless you start calling at 8:00 a.m.  I did that and got through after holding 10 minutes.  The reason I called was that the "roller" that makes the flame look real quit working.  I still had heat, but no "crackling looking flames".  The company had UPS pick up the heater free of charge to me and they sent us a new heater.  So they did keep their promise of repair or relacement for a year.  It took four weeks to get the new heater back, but we were glad to get it back.   

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Well....this is a good post....gives the "other side"....decent heater...Again, I'm not going to defend the "Amish heater people" (stay tuned, more to say on this soon), but this why I stop short of calling it an out and out scam....people ARE getting the product and some people seem satisfied...my issues is more on the marketing of it....and I'll have more to say on that soon.

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"A mind is like a parachute. It doesnt work if it's not open."- Frank Zappa

 

Well, hopefully something will be done about it soon.  If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

 Case in point: I was up watching tv one night, and there was a commercial on for this make-up called "Sheer Cover."  It looked like good stuff and had celebrities endorsing the product.  The big gimmick was a three-month supply with a set of make-up brushes, etc. for 9.95.  Well, I didn't think that was a bad price at all, so I checked out the website.  Ha HA!  Sure, you get to try it for a month for 9.95, but if you don't return it to them within that time frame, they will charge your credit card another $90!  Then they will send you more product every 3 months, automatically, and charge you $90 each time!  I don't think so...

 So, if a "special offer" has a bunch of little *'s behind it, you BETTER read the fine print!

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Thanks for the credit but it wasn't me,Embarassed so thanks to whom ever it was.  One good thing about this articule is now we know how to tell others how to get ahold of them.  So, those who are wanting to talk to the company there is a 1-800 phone number and an e-mail address.  Good luck though, reading this made me see a lot of red flags with what the representive from the company said.

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