Eden Pure HeatersThe Eden Pure space heaters are supposed to cut your energy bills by 50%.
Now that it's winter, and TV time has become so inexpensive due to the economy, the infomercials for the Eden Pure quartz heater have really started to heat up on TV.
The makers of the Eden Pure heater tell us that we will save as much as 50% on our heating bills, or we can have our money back. Biotech Research, the makers of the Eden pure heaters, promise that if we don't see savings on our first energy bill, we can return this infrared heater for a full refund.
How does this as-seen-on-TV space heater work?
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The infomercial explains that the heat is generated with a quartz infrared bulb, which heats copper tubes, without burning the air like other heaters do. These infrared heaters create a radiant, warm gentle heat. Unlike traditional space heaters which act similar to hairdryers, burning the air and thereby depleting the oxygen, the Edenpure keeps you comfortable and healthy. In fact, the heater will not deplete the moisture from the atmosphere within the house.
The commercial for the Eden Pure heater tells us that it cannot start a fire. The outside of the heater remains cool to the touch, making it safe for children and pets. Additionally, the heater-on-wheels (Gen 3 Model 1000) is easy to move around the house.
The celebrity endorsers
The Eden Pure space heater has its fair share of celebrity endorsers. Paul Harvey endorsed this heater on his radio show. Bob Vila endorses the heater on his TV show and on the front page of the Eden Pure web site. Obviously celebrity endorsement does not guarantee a quality product. Even online reviews of a product can be misleading because many of them are paid in some way, written to encourage you to click on an ad for heaters.
Unbiased third-party ratings
Consumer Reports studied space heaters for their publication and actually ranked Eden Pure heaters second from the bottom of all of it's space heaters rated. I even read, that there were several complaints with the Better Business Bureau against Biotech Research.
With regard to saving money, Consumer Reports and others point out that you would actually have to to reduce your home thermostat by some 17° to achieve the savings that are claimed in the Eden Pure infomercials.
Not so good advice?
The Eden Pure website tells us to "Close the duct vents and doors leading to the unused rooms" which violates the recommendations provided by home heating and cooling repair companies, who encourage us to leave all vents open to help increase the life of our HVAC systems.
Typically Ridiculous Infomercial Claims
As is typical with infomercials, many claims are made about the product that are often bizarre, silly, and pointless. For example, on the Eden pure website,they offer this benefit to purchasing and using their product:
"...an EdenPURE heater helps you save even more by heating the objects in a room. They absorb the warmth and act like a heat bank."
This is such a silly statement considering all heat does that. Its just basic physics!
Heater Reliability & Repair Costs
Let's assume for a moment that the heater works just as advertised, reducing our energy bills, providing healthy air, and a safe solution for pets and children.
Some of the questions you might ask yourself are:
Let's face it, this is not a cheap heater with a tv price of five easy payments of $69, plus shipping and handling. (Cheaper on Amazon ) At this price, I would hope that by heater that's going to last me for a long time. I've seen some rather glowing reviews that promise that this heater will last for 10 years or more, while typical heaters only last five years or less.Bob Villa Endorses the Edenpure heater, but does that make it a good product?
Eden pure is currently selling two models of these quartz infrared portable space heaters.
Heater Model 500 vs 1000
The Eden Pure Gen3 model 1000 costs about 400 bucks and heats about 1000 ft.² The Eden Pure Gen3 model 500 heats about 300 square feet and cost about $300. Both heater models, come with a 60 day guarantee, and a three year manufacturer's warranty.
Other then the amount of space each of the heaters heats, the 1000 model uses six bulbs or tubes, and the 500 model uses 3 tubes. The 1000 model uses three copper heat exchangers and the 500 model uses one copper exchanger.
The only other notable difference is that the 500 model uses a manual control for the on/off switch, while the 1000 model uses push button controls and comes with an IR remote control.
It looks like the 1000 model is the only one that comes with wheels as well. If you believe the Eden Pure heater to be the right choice for you, the 1000 model looks very well worth the extra $100.
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