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Space Heater vs Light Bulb

measuring the power used by the smal space heater in the refrigerator root cellar

The new space heater is performing nicely in the refrigerator root cellar.

It seems to be using less energy than the light bulb. This might be due to the less time it takes to heat up with the help of a fan blowing the air around.

We did notice a few sprouts on the carrots that were most likely caused by the light bulb, which is another reason to choose a space heater for this application.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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