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Question of the Week episode

Mon, 15th Aug 2011

Do bubbles keep your bath warmer for longer?

Do bubbles act like insulation on the surface of your bath?  Will it prevent the need for that toe-burning hot water top up?  Find out in this QotW!  Plus, we ask how solar sails stay aloft on simple sunlight...

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  • Can bubble bath keep a bath warm for longer?

    Hi. I sometimes like a nice warm bath in the winter.  After a while, the bath gets colder.  I know there are a few ways that the bath can lose heat, but does a thick layer of bubbles on the top make any significant difference to the heat retention?

 

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