As we are being pushed to use more efficient methods to light or heat our rooms, Tom Murphy asked the simple question of “what is the most efficient method to boil water?

The full article can be found at Burning Desire for Efficiency.

The summary of the results was:

The adjusted values for the electric devices take into account the inefficiencies of producing electricity by burning coal and then distributing it.

He then even analysed the efficiencies of cooking a pizza in his gas oven and discovered how inefficient the process was.

His conclusions are

For anyone who would like to reproduce these types of experiments, I would recommend the Logtag with probe.