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Egloo – the terracotta eco-friendly heater system

Egloo

It’s getting cold out there! A nice heater can really make a difference but heating can be expensive and if you only need to heat a small room, wasteful. The Egloo is an eco-friendly heating alternative for people looking to bring a little warmth into their lives.

This isn’t a new idea. People have been combing terracotta pots and candles to make heat since forever. It really works! It also has a habit of sometimes causing fires when not done properly. The Egloo is a safe alternative for trying out the practice.

You use four candles under a dome and they help generate heat that can help heat a small room. Within 30 minutes, you could be warm and toasty for a lot less money than running a space heater. This is also a good thing to have around for areas that may see power outages in bad weather. The Egloo comes in a variety of colors, natural, red, and black as well as enameled covered. When not in use, it could double as a piece of art. The Egloo is $60 to start and currently on pre-order to ship in March.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


6 Comments

  • This is a long-running meme, the math simply doesn’t add up.

    The price-per-therm for tea candles is significantly higher than the equivalent amount of heat from a small space heater.

  • Four tea candles without a terra cotta cover supply….. just the same amount of heat to your room as four tea lights without a terra cotta cover. And that’s not enough to heat your room. Trust me, I’m a combustion engineer. Or don’t, I’m not too troubled either way. But an average tea candle puts out about 30 watts of heat. So four put out 120 watts. Whether free-standing or under a terra cotta dome, 120 watts. The dome merely keeps the heat radiation a bit lower, whereas a free candle’s heat will rise more rapidly toward the ceiling.
    So…. it puts out the same heat as two desk lights. It’s my experience that two sixty watt bulbs are woefully inadequate as a means of heating a room.

  • Four tea candles without a terra cotta cover supply….. just the same amount of heat to your room as four tea lights without a terra cotta cover. And that’s not enough to heat your room. Trust me, I’m a combustion engineer. Or don’t, I’m not too troubled either way. But an average tea candle puts out about 30 watts of heat. So four put out 120 watts. Whether free-standing or under a terra cotta dome, 120 watts. The dome merely keeps the heat radiation a bit lower, whereas a free candle’s heat will rise more rapidly toward the ceiling.
    So…. it puts out the same heat as two desk lights. It’s my experience that two sixty watt bulbs are woefully inadequate as a means of heating a room.

    • Good points. I would just like to mention that all the lights in my apartment are now LEDs. My desk lights are rated at 5 watts each and are more than adequately bright. No use for heating, but very efficient for lighting, and provide a warm glow of environmental virtue.

    • Never underestimate the healing power of ‘environmental virtue’. :)

    • I’m working up on L.E.D.s, just got a most excellent combined LED bulb, remote control multi colour, and…… a combined bluetooth speaker. I love it. in my workshop, LED bulbs most places but still fluorescent over the bench.

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