Hot Water in abundance

One small bright coke fire in the kitchen gives as much hot water as is required for all household purposes. It will cook anything. Including bread and pastry, and will in addition heat a number of radiators to warm the rest of the houoe. Another cooker and boiler combination is the new Ideal Cookanheat. It … Read more

Central Heating

In the case of a small house one installation can combine the purposes of central heating, hot-water supply and cooking. In a larger house hot-water supply and cooking should be left to a separate unit, or in the case of a very targe house there should be a separate system for each of the three … Read more

Domestic Boilers

THERE is nothing more uncomfortable than a cold room in winter. There may be a certain amount of warmth round the fireplace, but if the outer fringes of the room are a sort of Arctic circle, visitors and family Buffer agonies of discomfort. To obtain an equable temperature throughout every room should be the aim … Read more

KEEPING THE HOUSE WARM

Evenly-warmed Rooms and Water that is always Hot are Necessities. The newest methods of Heating are described in this article. The litter taken outside the house when cleaning operations are necessary. The boiler – which is built on labour-saving principles – can then very easily be cleaned out.

Heating the Hall

There should be some means of warming a hall. It is only comparatively recently, other than in large houses, that architects have given attention to what is really a very important matter. If central heating or electric power is installed, no problem arises. If a flue is available, a small gas-fire in a plain setting … Read more

Sealed Heating Systems

This type of system uses a diaphragm or membrane tank together with a safety valve and pressure gauge, instead of the conventional open system using an F & E tank and open vent. The sealed system can be used on both smallbore and microbore systems. It is sometimes called a pressurised sys- tem, which means … Read more

Planning A Heating System Yourself

To design and install central heating may seem a daunting task, but it can be made reasonably straightforward if kept to a basic system. There are a number of different types of heating systems. Only a competent handyman should think of designing and installing his own system, but many other people would like to understand … Read more

Painting a Radiator

Popular colours for radiators vary from generation to generation. The first radiators installed in public buildings were generally matt black, because it was then believed that a rough black finish allowed heat to pass from the system to the surrounding air quickly. When well-breeched householders first adopted central heat- ing at the turn of the … Read more

Types of Radiator

Radiators are made of cast iron, which is cheapest; pressed steel, which is lighter than cast iron; and aluminium, which is lighter still and does not build up so many deposits inside. Like almost everything else in life designs are dictated by fashion: Column and hospital radiators. The traditional type. Take up little room because … Read more

Types of Fuel For Home Heating

Consider the following points when making your choice of a central heating system: (i) What can be afforded for the initial installation and, even more important, for subsequent running costs? (ii) What are your heating requirements, full, background, partial or selective? This will be controlled by the size of the house, your living habits, size … Read more