The cost of heating homes in cold weather can be too much for some households to handle. This ingenious little space heater can heat your home for just ten cents a day and uses no electricity.
Instead, it uses four candles and a cleverly-constructed heat disbursement system. There are just four pieces to the Egloo heater: a base, a grill, an inner dome, and an outer dome. Four candles go between the base and the grill.
When you light up the candles, the Egloo takes five minutes to reach the right temperature. The candles make the thinner inner dome quite hot. That heat is transferred to the cooler terra cotta outer dome, which never gets hot enough to make it dangerous to touch.
The space between the Egloo’s components facilitate thermal exchange in the room by taking in cooler air and releasing warmer air. In thirty minutes the temperature in an average sized room will go up two to three degrees – and all from the power of just four candles. The Egloo is raising funds on IndieGoGo for a commercial release. You can snag one of the early editions for a pledge of $55 to $110.