The 1500 watt Edenpure heater puts out 5200 BTU's per hour. A 20 dollar 1500 watt heater puts out 5200 BTU's per hour. Why do you promote the Edenpure since it is SOOO expensive? Consumer reports said the Edenpure is not the best heater for the money.
I think that this is very likely the case. The more expensive model is likely better in quality than the less expensive one. It is quite possible though that you are simply paying for the name, in which case you would probably be better off with the cheaper heater. I faced this same question when I was shopping for my front load washer and dryer. I had to choose between the expensive name brand, because I felt safer going a company that I knew built good quality appliances, rather than taking a chance.