EdenPURET Quartz Infrared Portable Heater opinion wanted

I saw a full page ad in our paper today hawking the praises of this heater. It is supposed to heat a 1000 square feet area. It is supposed to use less energy and operate for low cost and be extremely safe. It is being marketed by an outfit known as Bio Tech Research Company. I'm always leery of companies that also push vitamins, humidifiers, and air purifiers etc. along with their heaters. Do any of you known anything about this heater? They are asking $397.00 if purchased within the next 10 days. Thanks for your help.
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Do the math yourself. What is your electric rate? What is your heating rate? If electric is more expensive then the claims are just that. ]
Are you sure you have a circuit that it will connect to?
$400 for a 120v toaster is a tad more than I would spend.
http://www.nationalonlinesales.com/show_Product.asp?ID 60
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http://www.choice.com.au/viewArticle.aspx?id 1260&catId0519&tid0008&p=1 Ya this one is from down under. Electric principals do not change over the equator.
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1000 watts heat is 1000 watts. Quartz heaters are sold most anywhere for 50$ US or less. Quartz - radiant heat is nice as it heats objects not air, but there is no magic, shop at your local store it will be cheaper.
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On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:54:51 GMT, in alt.home.repair you wrote:

How much will it heat it? One degree? That's still heating, even if it is now 51 degrees hot instead of only 50..
Are their later statements undeniably tied to a 1000 square foot area, of does it say, "Heats [up to] 1000 square feet. Imagine how comfortable you will be (while it shows a 10 x 15 foot room, that it is actually cable of heating.) Even if it doesn't use "up to", they probably don't connect the two parts of the commercial, the one with the 1000 feet, and the rest.
(Oh, isn't the advantage of quartz heaters that they are more radiant and barely heat the air. In that case, what do they mean heat 1000ft2 area? To the extent that they are only radiant and not conductive, and to the extent that in a gas, matter is scarce and far between, they only heat solids and not gas-filled areas.. The heat from the sun goes 93 million miles and it's still heat. We're lucky the ad doesn't say heats 93 million square feet.. Since they're probably not saying how much it heats it, that would be true too. They pick a value that sounds great, and believable, If they said 93 million more people would disbelieve them.

I don't think that is possible. If it uses less energy, it makes less heat. It's a little counter-intuitive, in fact after all these years, I still feel intuitifvely that it should be the other way than it is. We have the feeling that heat or light is made when there is a high resistance and the electricitiy has to fight its way through the wire, and so not much electricity is used. Those would be the expensive "efficient" ones. And the cheaper ones them must just let the electricity through easily and don't make much heat and are ineffecient.
But none of this is true, and it'sthe opposite. If the resistance is low, more electricity flows through, and more heat is generated.
(Of course one could try to use an "element" that had only a couple ohms reistance, and then so much current would flow that it would burn out the element. If you made it as thick as a dumbbell rod, it wouldn't burn out but it would burn out the house fuse. So you can't make a heater that takes more current than the fuse or circuitbreaker alllows. This is a pracitical maximum to the heat that can be made.)
But .If it's rated at 1100 watts for example, it's easy enough fo push 10 amps to get through and that's how much heat is made.

Even worse than selling vitamins is imo giving you a 10 day deadline. For one thing, they will run the same commerical for weeks. For another, why should there be a deadline. They're still making them, aren't they? It's a way to make people want something, not because it's good to have but because maybe they won't be able to have it.
Besides the cheaper new ones, you can probably find old ones at the Goodwill for 10 or 20 dollars,, and apparently from what people say here there is no differnce in efficiency between a Quartz heater and a wire coil heater. I still have the one my mother bought when I was a new-born, to warm the bathroom higher than the furnace was set for, and it works good as new 58 years later. It has a fan too, a quiet one, although I have another heater where the fan broke, but it still radates heat anyhow. 400 dollars is a big heap of money.
I guess the quartz ones radiate so much the element itself doesn't get that hot???, so air near the element doesn't get that hot either?? and only solid things that the radiated heat bumps into gets hot?? Maybe, and another poster seemed to say that, but I'm sure you can get a quartz heater much cheaper at a store near you, like another poster said. And personally, I don't mind that a little of the heat from a wire coil heater heats the air in the room. For one thing, only one side of my body faces the heater, unless I rotate. So it does matter how warm the air in the room is.

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