Heating Museum → Homeowners Help Topics

Take a stroll through HVAC history in our Heating Museum. This section of our website preserves history and answers that so-important question: What the heck is that thing? Whenever you run across anything unusual, chances are you’ll find the old literature about it right here.

Recent Articles in Heating Museum → Homeowners

Sears Heating & Plumbing Offering

This 1940s catalog shows the broad range of products and services (including air conditioners and heating systems) that Sears Roebuck and Co. had to offer homeowners at t...

Published on 06/10/2014 5:17 PM
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Radiant Heating for The Modern Home

This circa-1947 brochure from Kohler makes a great case for hydronic heat. The "radiant" they refer to in the title isn't floor-heating, but cast-iron wall radiators.

Published on 06/10/2014 5:14 PM
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Iron Fireman Luminous Flame

Here is a beautifully illustrated consumer piece on the Iron Fireman Luminous Flame system for coal or oil heating. Thanks to John Mills for scanning and sharing.

Published on 06/10/2014 4:37 PM
Posted in Heating Museum
Ideal Heating

Here is a wonderful catalog from 1908 from American Radiator Company about their Ideal boilers and heaters. It will give you a glimpse of that long-gone time through pen-...

Published on 06/10/2014 4:35 PM
Posted in Heating Museum