Sunday, 18 September 2016

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'what a neat idea' department,

 whilst we do not need heating out here, for those of us in colder climes this could be a neat and cost effective way of producing some extra heat in small rooms, called Egloo it is a terracotta heater that harnesses the power of tealights to heat spaces up to 20 square feet for as little as 10 pence a day, without using any electricity, developed by Marco Zagaria, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Egloo is both cheap to use and eco-friendly,

 made up of two small terracotta domes and a metal tray, the device takes advantage of the natural heating ability of these materials, drawing heat from just four tealights placed inside it and releasing it in your living space, as the candles burn inside, the distinct dome shape of the innovative heater allows it to gradually heat up and radiate the heat, while the small hole on top keeps combustion going and and also releases some of the heat, allowing it to spread throughout the room,

at about seven inches wide and weighing just over two pounds, Egloo won’t take up too much space, and can easily be moved around at any time, just make sure you don’t touch it directly, as it tends to get pretty hot, this all sounds very good, but how effective is this thing? according to creator Marco Zagaria, “after only 30 minutes the temperature of the environment surrounding the Egloo will be increased between 2 and 3 degrees Celsius (around 5 degrees Fahrenheit).” considering it runs on just four tealights, each with a burning time of about five hours, you can expect this heater to make your room nice and cozy for just around 10 pence per day, Egloo was successfully crowdfunded through an Indiegogo campaign last year, blowing past its initial goal of $30,000 and raking in a whopping $262,513 by the end of the campaign, it’s currently available for purchase via the Egloo website, for anywhere between £38.60 ($50) and £77.00 ($100), depending on size, colour and glaze, and no I am not on commission, I just thought it was a neat idea.

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