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Emergency? Mr. Heater’s Big Buddy To The Rescue

Cleveland, OH --- Mr. Heater Inc. comes to the rescue during power outages with BIG BUDDY™, its new portable indoor safe heater.  BIG BUDDY features a low oxygen sensor shutoff system and built-in tip over switch to provide safe, portable heat with three heat settings of 4,000, 9,000 and 18,000 BTU/HR.  BIG BUDDY is designed for temporary indoor use and certified indoor-safe by CSA International.  It’s a perfect emergency back-up heat source for power outages and other weather related emergencies.

“Since BIG BUDDY can be carried to any location where there is no electrical power available, it fills the need for reliable, indoor-safe portable heat during power outages,” states Jeff Mack, President and COO for Mr. Heater.  “We believe that indoor safe portable heaters should also be carried by fire and police departments and are launching a targeted advertising campaign to make them aware of this product.”

BIG BUDDY also offers a dual heating system combining radiant heat comfort with fan-powered convection heat using 4 D-cell batteries.  The BIG BUDDY 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.

 “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, Principal Vice Chairman 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 http://www.mrheater.com or contact Jim Berger, National Sales Manager at Mr. Heater, 216-916-3000 or 800-251-0001; jim.berger@us-egi.com.

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