4. The Hypocaust Heating System
Three of the more than twenty rooms of the main building have a floor heating system. There is a space under the floor of each of these rooms. From here, a small channel leads to the adjacent room. A fire was lit there, and the warmed air was directed under the floor. Via hollow tiles in the walls, the air rose to a chimney above. The heating of the floor and the walls lead to a very agreeable smoke-free room climate which was much superior to the then usual heating method using open charcoal burners or fires.
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