Now, I've heard my fair share of strange electric heater stories, but the one passed on by a reader in Texas this morning just about beats the bunch. According to a report by Dallas-Fort Worth TV news source Fox 4, a mechanic in North Texas recently saw a sign from the Almighty in an energy-saving appliance while on the job.
Gabriel Ramirez, a mechanic who uses a 3 foot-by-3 foot space heater to help heat his workspace, told reporters that he believes the dark spots burned into the unit resemble Jesus. The news source was quick to the scene, taking pictures of the electric heater for those on the internet to see.
"I looked up and I said, 'Is that what I think it is?'" Ramirez said in an interview with the media outlet. "So I go get my friend… He looks and goes, 'Looks like Jesus to me.'"
The report indicated the not everyone thought the image looked like Jesus, some claimed it was just a regular person, or the Virgin Mary.
Now, I'm sure plenty of you will have your own opinions on Ramirez and the pictures, however, the story does highlight one issue that doesn't get much attention – the use of space heaters in workplaces. For example, mechanics often perform their job duties in garages, which aren't the most conducive to energy-efficient heating.
As a result, instead of turning up the heat – and seeing high monthly energy bills – Ramirez's employer made the smart call here to use electric heaters as a way to reduce his costs. While the electric heaters in the story may now be a bit of a distraction, other business owners may want to learn from this example and pursue their own low-cost heating solutions.