• Smead's Heating System

    Colour cross section of a heating system showing air intake, furnace, air flow with text.
    January 01 1889

    Illustration of Heating System from Ventilation and Warming of Buildings, 1889: Toledo, p. 23

    Isaac D. Smead

    Printed paper


    Smead’s system of heating by hot air consisted of a special type of air-heating furnace, and a passive drafting system of inlet and outlet flues. The first Toronto school to have the new system was Brock Avenue in 1886.