Radiant heat has been around in one form or another for
.centuries. In fact, one of the earliest documented uses of
.radiant heat was in the Roman Empire. The Romans .would build a
system of fires underneath stone floors in their bath houses. This
kept the floors warm and .comfortable for the bath house
For thousands of years, Koreans have built houses with .radiant
heating. They would build houses with a fire pit on .one end and a
chimney on the other end. The heat would be forced through a path
where it would heat stones. The stones would stay warm through the
night, even after the fire was out.
Americans first used radiant heating after seeing it used in
Europe during World War II. Although these early attempts were high
quality, they were expensive and imperfect. This limited U.S.
interest in radiant heating until the seventies. Today's radiant
heating is very affordable and adaptable to almost any
The romans knew about radiant heat and utilized it in their
They built a floor supported by columns and built a fire under the
heat the structure.