Kari Gunnlaugsson wrote:defrosting windows with the built in elements in the glass is a good start, but i think you'd still need to be running fans anyway to clear the condensation and fog from the glass
I was thinking about that yesterday as I was driving in a snow storm and having the heater going pretty hard to keep the windows from fogging up. Perhaps the solution would be to create a heat bubble around the windows as well. It is already done with the back window in most cars. There must be a way to extend that to the other windows without having a wire running across the windshield.
The heat bubble in vehicle is sort of an old idea made new. In the horse and wagon days people had metal boxes with upholstery on the outside.
My grandparents told stories about those boxes.
Good idea Kari, to use these coal boxes instead of the electric heaters as suggested by Paul to create the heat bubble. I think one could also use bricks that were placed close from a stove instead of the box. I can see myself siting at my desk wrapped in a blanket with my feet resting on a warm brick (or a coal box).