History of Radiant Heating & Cooling Systems

Bean, Robert; Olesen, Bjarne W.; Kwang Woo Kim
February 2010
ASHRAE Journal;Feb2010, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p50
Academic Journal
The article outlines the history of radiant heating and cooling systems. It notes that the underfloor heating system, Hypocaustum, was developed by farmer Gaius Sergius Orata during the first century B.C. It traces that open fires were used in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. It points out that the industry established a better control understanding for radiant-cooled environments with outdoor air systems and cooling applications.


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