This is an expensive unit. You could buy four of the cheap units for the price of one of these. But the quality of the EvenGLO is so good that I expect it would outlast those four cheap ones, providing much better service. Everybody who has seen the unit has commented on how nice it is, saying things like "this is much nicer than the ones at the local restaurant and gives up more heat."
I did a lot of online research before deciding to buy the EvenGLO for a lot more money, and I made the right decision. It is a heavy, solidly built, high-end quality heater that puts out a lot more usable heat than the cheaper heaters. I completely recommend this EvenGLO heater. It's a really impressive quality built unit.
Simply the best outdoor heater money can buy... used several propane models previously with nothing but disappointment after 6 months. Researched every heater on the market and no other was even close. 3 years later... All 4 of my heaters look and run like new... Amazing!!!!