INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: Dirty Steve On: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:44 pm

I received an Eden pure heater as a wedding gift. I chuckled to myself saying not on your or my life will I plug in a electric heater. :roll:

So our master bathroom zone does not heat well with radiant under the floor for many reasons. The main reason is.... Northwest corner of our house- our fault because it was ALL our design. Also the floor surface area is hogged up buy a big jetted tub, walk in doulbe shower, double sink vanity, and a closet. Less than one third of square footage is actual open floorspace and radiant heat can't push enough heat through it.

So.... I plugged the Eden pure after we got an electric Bill. Our house is efficient-the last electric bill was $69 dollars. We have an electric dryer that runs most every day, electric stove, and electric fridge. ALL new energy star appliances-wifey gets her way. No old freezers or fridges sucking juice anywhere. All lights are swirly bulbs or flouresent (never could spell that) can lights.

We just got the electric bill. Now the Eden pure has settings to leave is set like a thermastat. But you can override and go full tilt when in the bathroom for a shower. And the wife likes it on full tilt. She left it there all day once the bathroom was over 80 degrees when I got home. :shock:

$ FIFTY EIGHT DOLLARS AND 38 CENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

My wife has been home cranking the heat in that bathroom since getting out of the hospital 12/4/10 after the birth of our first child.

I though the bill would be $20 bucks higher or more. I'll be damned if it didn't go down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This nothing but truth and I am in disbelief myself.

Of course she set the rest of house zone thermastats up to 74-76 degrees........ for the baby~ my cold blooded wife said. :roll:

"Your mileage may vary!"

Steve
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: tom69z On: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:26 pm

thanks Steve.... Interesting comments.
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:52 pm

Dirty steve, check your last 2 electric bills and see if they were actual readings or estimated, you may be in for a surprize :o
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: CoalUserWannabe On: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:13 pm

We have been victims to the mortgage fraud scheme, I tried to be thrifty cutting bills everywhere, especially heat, but my living girfriend always wanted the best, that's why we are losing our house, we couldn't afford to buy our coal, but she managed to get on some programs to subsidize some of or heating bill ( electric ) we bought an Eden Pure heater,( on her mom's credit card ) it's the worst money we ever wasted, Bobie Villa is such a con artist, afterall, he is an actor ( not a builder )


However, the best thing I have been enjoying the benefits of the Eden Pure, it's a no mess, and believe it or not no heat either, my hottie girlfriend never slept as many times with me since we got the darn thing, you can say, it saved our relationship, it's cold in our house, that we need to really snug together every night to barely stay warm.

I am not crazy about those few days when she has her ( you know waht ) and I think I'll be hooking up my airconditioner real early this spring, to keep the house cold, so she can stay close.

I really miss our coal stove warmth !
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:10 pm

Great testimonial, you don't even have plug it in for benefits.
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:24 pm

CoalUserWannabe wrote:my living girfriend


Just wondering what happened to the dead one!!! :lol:
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:18 pm

Yea, my mom bought one just a couple months ago. I tried to talk her out of it after reading the specs on line.
She bought it anyway, and was very dissapointed. Had it for a week, then returned it.
What really blew my mind was that she said it was recommended to her by a "plumber"
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: Dirty Steve On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:11 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:Dirty steve, check your last 2 electric bills and see if they were actual readings or estimated, you may be in for a surprize :o



AA130FIREMAN

That $69 dollar bill was our highest ever for household electric after 18 months in the house. We have had many actual readings. I bet my local power company doesn't like me for the reason our house is running cheap right now. They set us a new pole for our service and everything.

But...... the Public Service Commission is going to let these theives raise there rates. So I already installed ankle grips to hold onto when they really start bending us over. :lol:

Steve
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:04 pm

Steve; did you check on the bill if it was actual or estimated ? Yes,that is a reasonable bill, I am usually $120+. Two years ago with the heat pump Jan. would be $550+. I pump my water,SEWER, dryer,cooking stove,2 tv's with satalite receivers and 1 computer all with good old Met Ed :x If the engineers would of figured the pitch right in the street I would not have a sewer grinder pump. :x :mad: :x :mad:
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: cabinover On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:50 pm

I'd like to switch electric bills with you guys. Last month was only $160.00, down from $178.00
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:21 pm

cabinover wrote:I'd like to switch electric bills with you guys. Last month was only $160.00, down from $178.00
If you would paint the auger yellow on your axeman, you might see a decline in electric use, it helps with thermodynamic wind drafting resistance. :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:29 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:
cabinover wrote:I'd like to switch electric bills with you guys. Last month was only $160.00, down from $178.00
If you would paint the auger yellow on your axeman, you might see a decline in electric use, it helps with thermodynamic wind drafting resistance. :lol: :lol: :D :D

Eat some of my chili and there will be thermodynamic wind...... ;)
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: tom69z On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:50 pm

I tell you what would be cool, paint the auger tube red white and blue in a spiral pattern like in the old time barber shops.... that would be neat on an Axeman.




AA130FIREMAN wrote:
cabinover wrote:I'd like to switch electric bills with you guys. Last month was only $160.00, down from $178.00
If you would paint the auger yellow on your axeman, you might see a decline in electric use, it helps with thermodynamic wind drafting resistance. :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D
tom69z
 
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:16 pm

tom69z wrote:I tell you what would be cool, paint the auger tube red white and blue in a spiral pattern like in the old time barber shops.... that would be neat on an Axeman.




AA130FIREMAN wrote:
cabinover wrote:I'd like to switch electric bills with you guys. Last month was only $160.00, down from $178.00
If you would paint the auger yellow on your axeman, you might see a decline in electric use, it helps with thermodynamic wind drafting resistance. :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D
NO THANKS, I don't want people knockin' at my door for haircuts.
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Re: INFARED ELECTRIC HEATER QUESTIONS vs COAL

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:25 pm

This one guy in work raved that he got two Eden's (the Amish working with clean white shirts sold him) that kept him warm. Then he got a 500 dollar more bill than typical in one month and I had to run through the math for him. Duhhhhh...

I liked the post about the girlfriend, etc., I'z has one that would'nt play in the winter until the electric heater was on.

Keep the cow warm, Matilda !
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