Fun Heating Facts
- The Romans were the first to use a heating system. This heating system was called a “hypocaust.” It sent furnace heat through the floors and walls of the homes of rich Romans.
- Radiators were once built out of cast iron, making them incredibly heavy—around 500 lbs. per square foot.
- Ford Motor Company was the first to develop dash-mounted heating systems in vehicles. This began in 1933 in Ford’s V-8 models.
- If you ever smelled natural gas in your home, you probably thought it smelled like rotten eggs. In reality, natural gas is odorless, so energy companies add an odorant (before it’s distributed through pipelines) to it in order for it to be detectable.
- The hottest natural temperature ever recorded was on July 10th, 1913 in Death Valley, California. It was 134 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The hottest man-made temperature ever recorded was 7.2 trillion degrees Fahrenheit at the Brookhaven Natural Laboratory in New York.
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