This company will pay for your heating – if you let them install a server in your home

UPDATE 2/17/2023: This article has been supplemented with comments from Heat’s spokesperson on the security of its server units and how business customers are using them.

Those eager to sell their soul need not waste another second: the ultimate Faustian opportunity for our modern times has arrived, courtesy of Britain’s “green distributed computing” Heat (opens in a new tab).

The offer (opens in a new tab) (By Tom’s gear (opens in a new tab)) is deceptively simple. You let Heatie install the water heater server next to the existing hot water storage tank, and will provide up to 4.8 kWh of free hot water per day (80% of UK household daily consumption, it seems) all year round.

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