Courtesy of YouTube user Ben Galt, you’re about to learn a simple, effective, and cheap heater alternative to the standard heater — and yes, it will keep you warm this winter season for only a few cents per hour.
A little while back, we explored a flower pot/bread tin heater that admittedly gets really hot, which can damage the furniture on which it sits. The following variation is different because the heater hangs off a stand, rather than sitting on top of a base. The hot base never comes in contact with your furniture, and allows the user to make adjustments for different sized candles. Also, Ben notes this version looks much better than the bread tin version, meaning users are more likely to leave these heaters out on display and feel the effects for a longer period of time.
Ben says it takes about an hour to feel a noticeable difference in overall room temperature — but positioning yourself next to the makeshift heater makes a huge difference. (For example, if you’re working at your desk, place it right next to you.)
Other notes from Ben:
The version shown in the video doesn’t have any holes in the the top for the warm air to escape like many others on shown Youtube do. I have tried both configurations and my conclusion is that both options work well, but have slightly different applications.
No holes version gets hotter and therefore is better if you are sitting next to it as you get more radiant heat.
With holes version lets some of the hot air escape out the top and therefore fills the room with hot air, and is thus better for heating a larger area.
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