Heating and cooling represent the biggest part of our utility costs (and, most likely, our carbon emissions) because the typical furnace/central air system heats whole buildings (or, at least, large spaces/zones within those buildings). If we just heated/cooled the room we’re in, we’d end up saving quite a bit of energy (and money).
You could do this with judicious use of electric space heaters, but if you really want to save energy and money, the candle heater strikes me as the most sensible option. I learned about these back in the Green Options days when old friend Max Lindbergh interviewed Doyle Doss, the creator of the Kandle Heeter™. They’re still around, and you can pick one up for just under $30. If you really want to save money, though, check out this DIY solution from last week’s Daily Mail:
I don’t know for certain that this works better than the Kandle Heeter, and, truthfully, I’m making an educated guess that these are more efficient than an electric space heater. Feel free to correct me… and to share your own solutions for cheaper heating.
Featured image credit: screen capture from MailOnline video