I was talking with my cousin this morning and she said that they were now starting to use their radiators which for those of us in the south are heaters! I have never lived in a home that use a radiator for heating and I will be honest and tell you that I have always wondered about them. I have seen them in older homes, especially those up north.
Radiators and convectors are heat exchangers designed to transfer thermal energy from one medium to another for the purpose of space heating. The heating radiator was invented by Franz San Galli in 1855, a Prussian-born Russian businessman living in St. Petersburg. ~Wikipedia’s Definition of a radiator.
Now all of that was a mouthful and let’s face it when the cold weather hits we all like to suddenly turn on as much heat as possible. Well most people do. I like it to be a bit colder in my bedroom at night when I sleep so usually I keep the heat on for the kids and elderly people who live in the house but I open my bedroom window. I have a hard time breathing when it gets too warm in a warm. That also means that when one of the kids sneak into the bed with me I must have another blanket handy.
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My cousin uses electric radiators to heat her house and she said that they work wonderfully. She said she has had hers on fur a few days and the house has been nice and toasty. I will admit that when I first heard her say she was turning on the radiator my mind went straight to the one in the car. Again I think it is simply that there are few southern homes that actually use them. I’m not why that it is but I have discovered that is the case. To be honest I want to visit a place that has the old-fashioned type of radiators just to see what they are like. Of course with my luck they probably wouldn’t work and it would be below freezing! 😉