Nobody777 wrote:I keep hoping to read some good logic on here and most everyone just keeps saying that people are silly to believe that an electric heater can save you money because it's electric and was in an ad on TV. That's about as dumb as saying an electric hybrid car can't save you money because it's electric and featured in ads on TV.
Here's a fact, whether it's the Amish heater, Eden Pure ,standard baseboard or the cheapest electric heat you can find you're going to get about 3,412BTU/kWh.
If we compare the Edenpure:
The EdenPURE Gen 3, SunTWIN Gen 3 and EdenPURE Signature Series heaters rate at approximately 5000 BTUs.
To this $29 ceramic space heater:
http://www.amazon.com/Lasko-754200-Cera ... 652&sr=1-1
The second control knob allows for selecting a 1500-watt high setting (5118 BTUs)
As you can see they both produce the same amount of BTU/h. Electric heat no matter what the source is always going to be exactly the same rate.
Indeed a wood stove is nice, however, not everyone has one or can have one... and wood stoves aren't necessarily cheap as wood costs money too.
Wood is less than half the cost of electric using some average costs.