Can candles heat a room?

Candles are designed to create a relaxing ambience to the atmosphere of your home or any other surrounding. They can give off a warm cozy vibe but can they actually hate up an entire room? Well, that depends on a few things, so let’s take a look:

The size of the room

The first thing you need to take into consideration is the size of the room. If you sit next to or near a candle and place your hands near the flame then you can feel the heat bounce off the candle wick but the further you step back the more the heat starts to disappear so you would need a lot of candles to heat up a room.

The size of the candle

You can also take in to consideration on the actual size of the candle itself. Candles that are made in small containers and jars tend to be closed in, for example as you can see from our candle the top of the wood wick is currently above the container rim but as your candle burns, the wick will start to get shorter and shorter thus making the flame more shielded/enclosed by the container. Whereas if you purchase a pillar candle for example these tend to be more open and the wax melts down roughly at the same time as the candle wick. Pillar candles come in different sizes so again having 1 pillar candle wouldn’t be enough to heat up a room in my opinion however that does also depend on the size of the room.

The number of candles

I believe that safety is key so having a huge amount of candles in 1 room (especially if they were pillar candles) is not recommended. However if your candles are laid out within a safe distance from each other, away from anything that can catch on fire or any flammable objects and away from kids and pets then this can be a good way of keeping a room warm.

So overall yes! Candles can heat a room. It’s just going to require you to buy quite a number of them.

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