Amish Heaters – Warming Up A Room In Style
Looking for a way to save money on expensive oil or electric bills? An Amish heater may be just the thing for you. These heaters are convenient, safe and quiet. Most models come with a remote control so you can raise or lower the temperature without leaving your chair.
Amish heaters are ideal for those spots in your house that tend to be on the cold side. I live in an older house that has some warm rooms and some not-so-warm rooms. An Amish Heater is perfect for room that doesn’t enough heat to be comfortable. Since the rest of the house is warm enough it wouldn’t make sense to turn up the thermostat just to heat up that space. An Amish heater solves this problem by adding a supplementary heat source that’s safe and efficient.
Amish Heaters Look Great, But Are They Safe?
With so many stories in the news about fires that start because of unattended space heaters, it’s important to make sure that you will be protected against the danger of fire. These units come with a built-in switch that provides protection against tip-over. They are designed to quickly shut off in case they are accidentally pushed over. Even though they can put out enough heat to warm a 400 square foot room, the surfaces are not hot to the touch even after hours of use.
Amish Heaters Frequently Asked Questions
- Why would I want an Amish heater?
If you have a room in your house that’s a little too cold an Amish heater can be an ideal solution. If you’re like me, you continue to work in your garage or basement even during the winter months. It can get rather cold there so a space heater pumping out the warm air can really make a different in your comfort. An Amish heater can be an ideal solution for a small cabin, workshop or cabina that doesn’t currently have a built in source of heat.
- Are they safe?
Like all space heaters, pellet heaters, pellet stoves and other portable heaters, all electrical appliances sold in the U.S., these Amish heaters must pass rigorous safety inspection. Look for the Underwriters Laboratory sticker that certifies safety.
- Are they really made by the Amish?
Yes. And no. It would seem like a contradiction for people who shun the use of electric appliances to be involved in the manufacture of a sophisticated electric heater. The outer wooden cabinets are hand-made by Amish craftsmen while the inner case and electric components are made elsewhere. Amish furniture that is made by the Amish people is widely known to be of quality construction. If you’re not familiar with the Amish, Amish country is centered in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and they are well known for their Amish friendship bread and the hand-crafted Amish mantle.
- Isn’t there a danger of something falling into the fire?
Although they resemble a fireplace and there appears to be a cozy fire burning in the hearth, the fire that you see is actually produced by a lightbulb-powered display that is made to resemble burning logs.
- Do I need to be concerned about ventilating dangerous fumes?
Unlike some space heaters that rely on oil or natural gas, Amish heaters heat the air using electric coils and do not need ventilation.