One of the biggest expenses in any house is heating. Renewable fuels aren’t common at all when talking about heating your home. The use of natural gas or other solid fuels is still the most regular solution. However, inventive alternatives such as the cloud heating are promising. Several companies are now offering their services for this amazing proposal. Let’s see how it works.
Cloud heating to save in your heating bill
Reducing heating demands and CO2 emissions are crucial nowadays. Many solutions are already available such as smart thermostats or very efficient buildings. Nevertheless, we need more solutions that can be suitable for other building typologies.
Computing and data servers are very well known to be outstanding producers of heat. The requirements of cooling in buildings where servers are placed are usually really high. Then, why don’t we make use of that heat? That’s what several companies have thought.
The idea is quite simple. Instead of placing servers in buildings built for that only purpose, place them in houses. People may think that the security of the data of those servers isn’t assured. However, all the companies agree that they are encripted and protected.
At least three companies offer this solution: Nerdalize, Qarnot Computing and Cloud&Heat. The only requirement to install the cloud heating solution is to have an optic fiber connection. We want to focus on the solution of Nerdalize.
Nerdalize. A common radiator? Not at all.
It may look like a common radiator. However, eRadiator (as they call it), is an individual server. Apart from the benefit of heating your home for free, the use of cloud computing is also an advantage. It is cheaper than regular data centers as the cooling demand is really low. As you can watch in the video above, it looks like a radiator.
We really like this amazing solution of cloud heating. Data servers are absolutely necessary nowadays. If we can save energy and money when using them, it’s great.
Do you like this idea? Would you install one of these servers at your home? Let us know!