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New Big Buddy™ Could Be The Holiday Season's Hottest New Product

Cleveland, OH --- Mr. Heater Inc. has the hot holiday gift idea this year: the new BIG BUDDY™ indoor safe portable propane heater. BIG BUDDY, with its high output of 18,000 BTUs, a heat circulating fan and low oxygen sensor shutoff is a perfect holiday gift idea for warming up chilly spaces like workshops, cabins, tents, barns, shelters, RV's, decks, patios, work sites and storage buildings. It's also a handy emergency back-up heat source for power outages and other weather related emergencies.

Weighing only 15 pounds, Big Buddy can be carried practically anywhere to provide heat and comfort. The BIG BUDDY is approved for temporary indoor and outdoor use and can heat up to 400 square feet, supplying 6 to 12 hours of heat from two, one-pound propane cylinders or 120 to 240 hours of heat from one or two twenty-pound cylinders using optional hose attachments.

It's also the first indoor safe heater of its kind to offer a dual heating system of radiant heat comfort with fan-powered convection heat airflow (using four D-cell batteries). BIG BUDDY also features three adjustable heat settings of 4,000, 9,000 and 18,000 BTU/HR, built-in tip over shutoff switch and hose attachment storage compartment underneath.

The BIG BUDDY is the second new product introduced recently by Mr. Heater Inc. 'We were the first company to develop and introduce indoor safe heaters, and the Big Buddy is the next generation of heater --- with its higher BTUs and fan --- to meet our customers' increased demands for safe portable heat in a larger capacity heater,' states John DuRoss, President of Mr. Heater and who was instrumental in the 2001 introduction of the 9,000 BTU Portable Buddy, now used by hundreds of thousands of homeowners and sportsmen nationwide. The tremendous success of the Portable Buddy has also helped Mr. Heater grow to become one of America's leading brands of portable propane heating products.

The Mr. Heater BIG BUDDY is available through hardware, home center, and farm-related retailers at a suggested retail price of $129.95.

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Heater Inc., a subsidiary of Enerco Group, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of gas-fired portable heating products for consumer, commercial and industrial applications. For more information visit www.mrheater.com or contact Dennis O'Toole at Mr. Heater; 216-916-3000 or 800-251-0001 or dennis.otoole@enerco-mrheater.com.



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