I just pulled out a copy of USA Today from a recent trip. In it there is an ad for the “Amish Mantle and Miracle Invention”. This reminded me of a recent conversation about this baloney. The bottom line is that this advertising is misleading at best. What they are selling is an expensive electric heater—and nothing better than you could get for $40 at your local hardware store. The Amish? Electric heat? Please give me a break.
An example of the silliness, the ad states that the heater generate an “amazing 5,119 BTUs on high setting.” If you crunch the numbers, you see this is simply a 1,500 watt heater—not so amazing.
If you really what to save on your heating bill, air-seal and reduce drafts, improve your insulation levels, and invest in high- efficiency furnaces or boilers—the basic home efficiency measures.
For more discussion and reviews debunking this so-called Amish heater foolishness, see
- http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1263674/miracle_heater_debunked.html?cat=46 or