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A short history of Underfloor Heating

As early as the 8th century BC, underfloor heating was used in ancient Greece and Rome. In those days, it was called “hypocaust,” and it was used to heat public baths. The Greek and the Roman engineers built Hypocausts by creating hollow spaces beneath the floor and then filling them with hot air. This hot air would rise through the hollow spaces, heating the floor and the air above it.


The use of Hypocausts eventually spread to Northern Europe, where it was primarily used in castles and other large residences. In the 16th century, German engineers perfected the use of hot water pipes to heat the entire floor. This was a major advancement because it eliminated the need for an open flame, which was the primary source of heat in Hypocausts.


In the late 19th century, underfloor heating systems began to appear in the United States. These systems used hot water or steam pipes to heat the floor. Unlike the old Hypocausts, these systems did not require an open flame, so they were much safer to use.


Today, underfloor heating is becoming increasingly popular. Modern systems use electric mats or cables to heat the floor, and they can be installed in nearly any type of flooring, including wood, tile, concrete, and even carpet. Underfloor heating is a great way to keep your home warm and comfortable during the cold winter months. Plus, it can even help reduce your energy bills.


So if you’re looking for a way to stay warm and save money on your energy bills, consider installing an underfloor heating system in your home. It’s a great way to keep your floors toasty and your wallet full.



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