Originally Posted by Grumpy
A 1500 watt heater produces 5,100 BTU's a HEAT STRIP is 5,000 BTU's and circulates better. So I have to disagree.
Well, perhaps technology has improved since we had the old popup with a heat strip. Regardless, $20 for a ceramic heater vs about $75 for a heat strip makes it a pretty easy decision for me...