Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mr. Heater Updated Performance & Features

CLEVELAND, OH  – The Mr. Heater® Portable Buddy®, the infrared propane heater that revolutionized remote heating for sportsmen, campers and RV’ers with its indoor-safe technology, has been updated with new performance and convenience features.

The new Portable Buddy MH9BX has been redesigned with a larger heating surface to direct radiant heat over a wider area. A fold-down handle has been added for compact storage on hunting and camping trips and a convenient swivel-out fuel connection allows for easy installation of LP cylinders and hoses.

The MH9BX also features an all-in-one control with an easy-start Piezo igniter and hi-lo settings that deliver 4,000 or 9,000 BTU’s of radiant heat comfort for up to 6 hours on a single 1lb. disposable propane cylinder or up to 110 hours when connected to a 20lb. LP tank using an optional hose connection.

“Providing portable heat that is safe and reliable is what has made the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts” states Jeff Mack, Mr. Heater’s President and COO. “We continually listen to what our customers have to say about our heaters and respond with features they like to have in order to make their outdoor experiences more comfortable and enjoyable.”

The Portable Buddy is CSA approved for temporary indoor and outdoor recreational use with an indoor-safe, low-oxygen shut-off system and a tip-over safety shut-off. Weighing only 8 pounds, it’s easily carried from place to place making it the perfect heat source for tents, cabins, ice shanties, hunting blinds, RV’s, truck caps, enclosed porches and any outdoor space where warmth is needed. It is also a reliable back-up for emergency heating during power outages.

The new Mr. Heater Portable Buddy is now available at outdoor, hardware, home center, and farm-related retailers at a suggested retail price of $99.99.

About Mr. Heater. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Heater Inc., a subsidiary of Enerco Group, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of gas-fired portable heating products, propane hose connections, fittings and accessories.