History of Home Heating

Imagine your home without heating or cooling. Imagine having to bundle up inside in order to stay warm. Some people are still faced with this today, and my home actually does not have central heating or AC. But it is still much better than 100 years ago.

This infographic is a great example of a timeline with small illustrations to help bring the reader in. It dictates the history of heating inside the home. While wood and coal have been the classics with fire, it is now most common to use electricity.

Use this infographic to give your students an idea as to what it was like without heat. Have them create stories or solutions for the problem about heat. Those with money have always been able to heat their homes, but what could have been done several hundred years ago to help the masses stay warm? Also use this infographic as an example of a timeline.

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