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History of Radiant Heating : Ondol

As discovered in the research we did for our ASHRAE award winning article on the history of radiant heating, the  use of under floor heating by inhabitants of early day Korea and the Aleutian Islands preceded the Greeks and Romans by hundreds of years. The following history on the Ondol is part of a cultural program on Korea. It has many wonderful stories of Ondol history but viewers should note that modern day radiant system is regulated by standards which address such things as floor temperatures.

Additional study:

  1. Global milestones in the development of radiant heating and cooling

  2. History of Radiant Heating and Cooling - Part 1 - Asia

  3. History of Radiant Heating and Cooling - Part 2 - Europe and North America 

  4. Civil War Hospital: Radiant floor heating keeps hospital tents warm

  5. Aleutian Islands, Alaska: Radiant floor heating keeps northern ancestors warm

  6. History of Radiant Heating: Ondol

  7. Radiant Mythology - 22 Myths about radiant heating 

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