Some less known facts about saving on heating
In every room there is a temperature difference with up to 10C. Unfortunately you spend your time in the coldest part. .the floor. .while the warm, cosy air amass in the ceiling. . Here is something you can do to to save on heating.
Hot air expands, to a lower density and flows up. Lighting a candle is not a very effective way to heat a room. The flame energy radiates more and the hot air also creates a funnel, or chimney, that rushes to the. .yes ceiling.
Another factor while heating your house are the windows. When you have a cold body it will cool air. .which then will flow to the floor. .where you are. .
Now, taken those thermal energy facts and some other factors (drag, humidity), is there a way to use this to save on your energy bill?
By placing a "Cold Fire" heater at your window, you can decrease the "chillfall". This is especially useful on 1 glas windows.
It's hard to tell how much you save, but my tests ( for 1 winter) shows about 10-20% on your bill in a room with 2 windows.
Just for showing the principle- Not finished.
Fire surrounded by water.. Cold fire.
"2 PET bottles, 1 filled with water that are heated directly by a candle. The plastic doesn't melts because the water absorbs the heat, which then is absorbed by the aluminum.
Using thermal energy transition on different materials, the hot "chimney" air from a candle is cooled to warm that can be used for heating.
Warning! Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Heater / humidifier
Save on you heating bill. Using thermal energy from a candle in a controlled form, you can save some money.
In the northern hemisphere the indoor climate gets very dry during winter, this is also a practical humidifier. Filled with water this is also a more secure option to use candles. The surface doesn't get vey hot if used with a small tea light.
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