In times of skyrocketing inflation and a huge electricity bill that makes it difficult for thousands of households to make ends meet, looking for alternatives to heat the home without paying more for electricity seems more than necessary.
so when aglu Falling into my hands, I was struck by great curiosity: to see if this terracotta diffuser could heat a room for several hours without overheating. Besides, as a fan of ceramics, it seemed to me the most beautiful and handmade decorative item.
On their website they explain that “it combines art, design, tradition and innovation for a unique article”. Aglu works in three ways: Fragrance Diffuser, Humidifier —Especially recommended for those who live in inner cities with low humidity levels— And the most interesting part, heaters for small spaces.
They also define it as a “luxurious and multifunctional” product created to “combat the unsustainable wastage of electricity”. For being Aroma diffuser for candles made of terracottaNo cables or electrical connections required: It only works with candles.
This has been my experience with Igloo.
i got the model Basic in natural style, and the texture and color of terracotta made me fall in love.
I opened the box and found the individual pieces that make up the aggluha and a bag with natural wax and replacements for another 50 candles. Its assembly is very easy and does not take more than a minute.
The result is a kind of natural terracotta hamburger with metal elements, very organic and with a handmade touch of this material.
To heat the room, Aglu takes advantage of the heat retention properties of terracotta and high-quality smoke-free candles.
to run aglu for several hours All you need is water on the outside, natural wax on the inside and 3 laser-cut cherry wicks arranged in small metal rings.
These are lit with a match or lighter, and the little gadget is covered with a shell. Immediately it starts emitting a pleasant lightAnd after a few minutes the upper part already begins to emit heat.
I verified that it is capable of absorbing, retaining and slowly releasing heat in small rooms.
Igloo releases very even, intimate and cozy warmthEspecially noticeable in small-sized rooms.
Before using it, make sure you have closed the doors and windows tightly.
You can heat a room for several hours in a row without changing the candles.
The igloo can last for several hours, up to 4 or 5.
operating it It is optimal for rooms up to 20 square meters: I would not recommend this terracotta heater for older people.
Room temperature rises between 2 to 3 degrees with an igloo, but it is not recommended for open spaces.
Using a digital clock with a thermometer, I measured the change in temperature by turning on the terracotta heater. The mercury also shot up by 3 degrees: My tiny living room went from a cool 14 to a pleasant 17.
Yes actually, If you live in a loft or an open space without partitions, Aglu isn’t for you, Unless you want to take advantage of its decorative, aromatic or humidifying character: in which case its thermal effect will hardly be noticeable.
It seems to me a perfect complement to a conventional heating system.
Eglu does not replace conventional heating systems – nor is it designed for it. Do not expect something miraculous: but a great addition to heating the office where you work, a small kitchen or living room where you spend your free time by several degrees.
Being a completely clean combustion source, it allows you to enjoy the comfort and well-being, which is essential in these times of energy turmoil, while saving a pinch on your electricity bills.
Its 3-in-1 character makes the Eglu a good buy.
It is comfortable, easy to use and in addition to heating, it has Additional benefits are humidification, diffusion of pleasant fragrances and soft candle light, Perfect for activities like yoga, listening to music or just spending a little time relaxing.
in homes or dry areasAglu helps improve air quality by far. and being able to incorporate your favorite essential oil, it allows you Practice aromatherapy, deodorize your home, or enjoy it at work. You cook or work to smell your favorite scent.
Ideal for escaping dry air and filling the environment with your favorite scent.
If you don’t use the device with any essential oil you will have to like the smell of the candles. In my case, it reminds me of blowing on a birthday cake and I find it the most pleasant scent, even over many essential oils that are too sweet or overpowering.
as well, The brand also sells exclusive perfumes created by Italian perfumers on the Igloo website. But many others work: Add lavender, tea tree oil or eucalyptus.
Of course, because of the fire or the heat it emits, You should be more careful in homes with small children or animals.
Furthermore, it provides a modern and distinctive decor to any corner of your home.
Italian terracotta is perfect as a modern and sophisticated interior decoration. This particular one is called Tierra de Llama, and its preparation is completely handmade. You can find other colored, enameled and textured units, as well as artistic versions with different patterns and designs, on the Aglu website.
The truth is that an object that attracts attentionAnd due to its economical size, it can be placed on any table or shelf, which gives it a special charm.
… But this doesn’t represent a significant change: In a very cold or poorly insulated home, you may have to look for other options.
The Eglu provides you with cozy warmth while it is on. However, and especially taking into account its high price for some pockets, you should first assess the thermal demand of your home.
If your home is cold, you live in an area with frost or harsh winters, or your home has poor insulation, Aglu probably isn’t for you. And consider it a waste.
It costs 120 euros, so it’s not a waste of money either.
120 euros doesn’t sound like a price for all budgets Considering its limited ability to heat small rooms (and always with the door closed).
You’ll have to weigh whether it’s worth the money outlay: its beautiful design, its multifunctional character and its ability to make your home a more comfortable space are undoubtedly its strongest points.