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History of Radiant Heating and Cooling - Part 1 - Asia
History of Radiant Heating and Cooling - Part 2 - Europe and North America

Includes the history of radiant heating in Rome, France, modern day Europe, as well as the history in North America, and the Middle East.  (PDF view, please be patient, 30 seconds to load)

Description: Part 1 is a chronological recount of radiant heating in Asia discussing the kang, dikang and ondol in locations such as Korea, China, and Japan.

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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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