DIY heater is the 'best hack ever' and can increase room temperature by 0.5°C in 2 minutes

DIY heater is the 'best hack ever' and can increase room temperature by 0.5°C in 2 minutes

as the cost-of-living crisis continues, many people are looking for ways to reduce their energy usage and save money on their bills.

To combat this, some homeowners are taking practical steps to heat their homes without switching on their heating.

Now, one TikToker has shared “the best hack ever” which could help heat your home without using your boiler – and all you need is a tea light and a terracotta plant pot.

The hack was tested by @rightguysreview which has more than 1.6 million followers on the social media platform TikTok.

The video received more than 126,000 likes and 2,500 comments from fans and has been saved more than 11,000 times.

The TikToker was impressed by the heating method and said it increased the temperature of his room by half a degree in a couple of minutes.

The hack creates a mini heater using the terracotta pot and the tea light. So how does it work?

The TikToker explained: “First things first light your candle. Place it on the middle of a plate and then pop the pot over, so the flame is directly below the hole. I'll give that about three minutes and it's meant to heat up quite warm. »

He checked the temperature of the room when he read the candle and it was a chilly 15C.

He then checked the thermostat again once the terracotta plant pot heater had been lit for three minutes.

When trying the hack, he suggested closing the door and the window and closing the curtains.

After it was lit for two minutes, he checked the thermostat and noticed the temperature had increased by half a degree.

He continued: “I reckon you get four plant pots, four tea lights, and four plates and do them for your table. Wow, your room would be like a sauna.

“You won't believe this. Look at that. That's gone up half a degree. Look at the time. That's two minutes, half a degree, wow. »

However, experts from Heat Adviser have warned that the hack could be dangerous for a number of reasons.

The DIY heater could be a fire hazard as the melted wax of the melted candle mixed with the terracotta of the flower pot could each fire.

Furthermore, the pot could fall or become unstable which means the candles may get knocked over.

The pot itself can get extremely hot which means people could be at risk of accidentally touching it and burning themselves.

There's also a risk that the terracotta pot could expose when it's heated if it contains any moisture.

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