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Math is Fun!

by on Nov.18, 2013, under Dave's Rants

Recently, this viral video has been spreading around the internet, showing how to heat a room for $0.15 a day. But, is that really cheap?

So, time for some simple math. But, first, I have some questions that I’ll need to answer first, in order to do the math:

  1. What does the average room cost to heat?
    1. Cost to heat an average home per year: $1,400 (I found a reference, but lost it — you can google)
    2. Size of average home: 2392 sqft Census
    3. Size of average room: 64-144 sqft Google’ed it

So, how much per day to heat an average room?

Cost per year to heat a room is:

So, how much per day?

So, using candles is about the average people would spend, by turning on the heater. Not quite as impressive as it sounds. Plus the added fire hazard . . etc. And, I picked high heating bills . .

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