Ancient Roman Heating

More than two thousand years ago the ancient Roman empire discovered luxurious  and comfortable radiant heating. They had warm floors and walls installed into all of the bath houses. The wealthiest of the Romans constantly tried to outdo each other with fancier and bigger privet bath houses. The common man enjoyed relaxing in the slow warmth of the radiant waves at the public baths. Every city had a few public bath house’s and they all had radiant heat. Below is a picture of a hypocaust. A hypocaust was the Roman heating system that delivered radiant heat.