The Qarnot Heater Won’t Increase Your Electricity Consumption

Feeling chilly but the heating bill is too damn high? The Qarnot heater not just warms the room, but also has a computer inside!

Yes, Qarnot solves both the problem of space heating and that of high electricity costs. It’s called the QC-1 crypto heater and has a dedicated app.

While you run the Qarnot heater, the passive computer inside will mine Ether, Monero or Zcash, maximizing the returns of the high electricity consumption inherent in both heating and cryptocurrency mining. It will also default to mining the most profitable asset and Qarnot will provide updates to adapt to the markets.

For those unaware of what crypto mining entails, computers compete to solve complicated algorithms in order to earn cryptocurrency. This is a resource-intensive process that gives off a lot of heat and has received plenty of criticism.  A lot of voices are saying that cryptocurrency has no inherent value and Bitcoin especially is responsible for a lot of reckless electricity over-consumption.

Qarnot took all of these aspects and put a cryptomining computer inside the case of a space heater. The Q.rad is essentially a Linux server with two AMD GPUs, Sapphire Nitro and Radeon RX580 with 8GB of RAM, fused with an electrical heater.

In the case of Ether, just plug an Ethernet cable in and connect your Ethereum wallet address in the app to receive 100% of the mined cryptocurrency, with no extra fees. All of this happens while you’re sitting in a warmer room.

According to the company, a Q.rad can heat up a 150 to 300 sq. feet room in a building meeting modern isolation standards.

Each Qarnot cryptomining QC-1 heater costs around $3600 and can also be bought in bitcoins.

If you’re worried about a scam, you should rest easy knowing that this is not Qarnot’s first project of the type. So far, the company has been providing computing heaters to construction companies, while renting their processing power just like a data center.

Among their clients are established companies like Société Générale and Blender, the CGI giant. For maximum safety of your crypto holdings, you could also install the Q.Rad app on something like the newly-revealed SIKURphone for cryptocurrency.


*Qarnot brought to our attention that the QC-1 mines not just Ether, but it chooses by default the most profitable asset between Ether, Monero, and Zcash. This article was updated to clarify that detail.



  1. Qarnot

    March 9, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Erratum : The QC-1 mines by default the most profitable asset between Ether, Monero and Zcash. We will provide updates to adapt to the markets.

    • Ana D.

      March 9, 2018 at 10:40 pm

      Hi and thanks for bringing this to our attention! We updated the article with the full information.

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