The Heating and Cooling ClipArt gallery offers 79 illustrations of household heating, cooling, and ventilation systems.

"One of a pair of metallic stands used to support wood burned on an open hearth."-Whitney, 1902

Andiron

"One of a pair of metallic stands used to support wood burned on an open hearth."-Whitney, 1902

A heating unit designed to heat by boiling water, producing steam, and circulating it to radiators or steam baseboard units throughout the home.

Steam Boiler

A heating unit designed to heat by boiling water, producing steam, and circulating it to radiators or…

An upright cylinder boiler is well suited for heating a small or moderate sized house.

Upright Cylinder Boiler

An upright cylinder boiler is well suited for heating a small or moderate sized house.

A Spanish brazier of the 17th century.

Brazier

A Spanish brazier of the 17th century.

An illustration of a coal bucket.

Coal Bucket

An illustration of a coal bucket.

A nozzle or jet on a fitting through which combustible gas is released to burn. Also called gas jet.

Gas Burner

A nozzle or jet on a fitting through which combustible gas is released to burn. Also called gas jet.

Burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame

Gas Burner

Burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame

Device to generate a flame to heat up products using a gaseous fuel such as acetylene, natural gas or propane. Some burners have an air inlet to mix the fuel gas with air to make a complete combustion. Acetylene is commonly used in combination with oxygen.

Gas Burner

Device to generate a flame to heat up products using a gaseous fuel such as acetylene, natural gas or…

This oil burner is a heating device which burns fuel oil. The oil is atomized in o a fine spray usually by forcing it under pressure through a nozzle.

Oil Burner

This oil burner is a heating device which burns fuel oil. The oil is atomized in o a fine spray usually…

An illustration of a decorative coal scuttle. A coal scuttle, sometimes spelled coalscuttle and also called a hod, is a bucket-like container for holding a small, intermediate supply of coal convenient to an indoor coal-fired stove or heater. It is usually made of metal and shaped like a vertical cylinder or truncated cone, with the open top slanted for pouring coal on a fire. It may have one or two handles. Homes that don't use coal sometimes use a coal scuttle decoratively.

Coal Scuttle

An illustration of a decorative coal scuttle. A coal scuttle, sometimes spelled coalscuttle and also…

A utensil for holding coal.

Coal-scuttle

A utensil for holding coal.

"Rogers's Conical Boiler, which has long been in use, is very suitable for heating pits and small houses, since it is economical of fuel, and gives out a steady heat for a long time, 15 to 20 hours." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Conical Boiler

"Rogers's Conical Boiler, which has long been in use, is very suitable for heating pits and small houses,…

This illustration depicts a flue damper used to serve as the valve mechanism which restricts home smoke access.

Flue Damper

This illustration depicts a flue damper used to serve as the valve mechanism which restricts home smoke…

Any of various devices consisting essentially of a series of radiating vanes or blades attached to and revolving with a central hublike portion to produce a current of air: ceiling fan; wall fan.

Vane Fan

Any of various devices consisting essentially of a series of radiating vanes or blades attached to and…

The fireplace and fender is used to heat a room.

Fireplace and Fender

The fireplace and fender is used to heat a room.

A Puritan fireplace

Fireplace

A Puritan fireplace

"The flames leap up the chimney." -Beard 1906

Fireplace

"The flames leap up the chimney." -Beard 1906

This fireplace is in the Louis XIV style.

Fireplace

This fireplace is in the Louis XIV style.

This fireplace is part of a chimney piece. It is made out of marble, metal ornaments, and electro-gilt that is mounted on the pilasters, frieze, and spandrels.

Fireplace

This fireplace is part of a chimney piece. It is made out of marble, metal ornaments, and electro-gilt…

This fireplace is decorated with foliage and fruit. It is used to heat a room and for decorative purposes.

Fireplace

This fireplace is decorated with foliage and fruit. It is used to heat a room and for decorative purposes.

This fireplace is made out of marble. It is used to heat a room, and for decorative purposes.

Fireplace

This fireplace is made out of marble. It is used to heat a room, and for decorative purposes.

This fireplace is decorated with slabs of china that are designed in an elaborate interlaced pattern. The center is designed with animal figures.

Fireplace

This fireplace is decorated with slabs of china that are designed in an elaborate interlaced pattern.…

A panel for a fireplace that is ornately designed. It features flowers and vines, faces and birds. The center design depicts angels. The border resembles a woven design with flowers to accentuate.

Fireplace Panel

A panel for a fireplace that is ornately designed. It features flowers and vines, faces and birds. The…

A bundle of firewood used for making a fire.

Firewood

A bundle of firewood used for making a fire.

With this, there is no need to turn up the thermostat when the only things that are cold are your feet. Just slide them into this foot warmer box and enjoy deep warmth.

Foot Warmer

With this, there is no need to turn up the thermostat when the only things that are cold are your feet.…

This fireplace frame is made out of marble. It is designed with figures all around.

Fireplace Frame

This fireplace frame is made out of marble. It is designed with figures all around.

"Sylvester's furnace doors or doors of similar form are preferable to the ordinary hinged doors, because they can be opened to any extent, and are less liable to get out of order." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Furnace Doors

"Sylvester's furnace doors or doors of similar form are preferable to the ordinary hinged doors, because…

Any furnace in which the heat is provided by an electric current

Electric Furnace

Any furnace in which the heat is provided by an electric current

Any furnace in which the heat is provided by an electric current

Electric Furnace

Any furnace in which the heat is provided by an electric current

A furnace is a device used for heating. The furnace was most likely used for the manufacturing of ceramic objects. The heat energy used to fuel a furnace may be supplied directly by fuel combustion, by electricity such as the electric arc furnace, or through induction heating in induction furnaces.

Front for Hot Air Furnace

A furnace is a device used for heating. The furnace was most likely used for the manufacturing of ceramic…

An enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.

Large Furnace

An enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores,…

"A representation of a section of a grate and chimney. C D represents the light and warm column of air within the chimney, and A B the cold and heavy column of air outside the chimney. The column A B being cold and heavy presses down, the column C D being light and warm rushes up, and the greater the difference between the weight of these two columns, the greater will be the draught." —Wells, 1857

Grate

"A representation of a section of a grate and chimney. C D represents the light and warm column of air…

The fire grate is placed inside a fireplace.

Fire Grate

The fire grate is placed inside a fireplace.

The fire grate is placed inside a fireplace.

Fire Grate

The fire grate is placed inside a fireplace.

The stove grate was used for cooking. It is no longer in use because it emits effluvium which is an unhealthy gas.

Stove Grate

The stove grate was used for cooking. It is no longer in use because it emits effluvium which is an…

The stove grate is used to hold fire or coal while cooking.

Stove Grate

The stove grate is used to hold fire or coal while cooking.

A base-burner heater with the water pipes connected at the left-hand side.

Base-Burner Heater

A base-burner heater with the water pipes connected at the left-hand side.

Electric heating is any process in which electrical energy is converted to heat. Common applications include heating of buildings, cooking, and industrial processes. An electric heater is an electrical appliance that converts electrical energy into heat. The heating element inside every electric heater is simply an electrical resistor, and works on the principle of Joule heating: an electric current through a resistor converts electrical energy into heat energy.

Electric Heater Case

Electric heating is any process in which electrical energy is converted to heat. Common applications…

Device which radiates heat, ideally used to raise temperature by means of electrical power.

Electric Heater

Device which radiates heat, ideally used to raise temperature by means of electrical power.

Water heating is a thermodynamic process using an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature. Typical domestic uses of hot water are for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and space heating. In industry, both hot water and water heated to steam have many uses.

Hot Water Heater

Water heating is a thermodynamic process using an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature.…

Device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room

Radiator Combined Heater

Device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room

Water heating is a thermodynamic process using an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature. Typical domestic uses of hot water are for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and space heating. In industry, both hot water and water heated to steam have many uses.

Rotary Water Heater

Water heating is a thermodynamic process using an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature.…

A section of the base-burner heater.

Section of Base-Burner Heater

A section of the base-burner heater.

Device used to heat the water in an aquarium. Heaters vary in size and style including drop-in types and submersible sump types. They feature an adjustable thermostat to maintain the water at a constant temperature.

Tank Heater

Device used to heat the water in an aquarium. Heaters vary in size and style including drop-in types…

This water heater is an appliance which uses thermodynamics to heat water above its initial temperature.

Water Heater

This water heater is an appliance which uses thermodynamics to heat water above its initial temperature.

An appliance for heating water above its ambient temperature, generally for domestic use

Water Heater

An appliance for heating water above its ambient temperature, generally for domestic use

A heater and storage tank to supply heated water

Water Heater

A heater and storage tank to supply heated water

A vacuum steam heating system from the late 19th century.

Heating System

A vacuum steam heating system from the late 19th century.

A heating system spread throughout a two story home.

Heating System

A heating system spread throughout a two story home.

"A home-made humidifier, a pail with a strip of cloth arranged for feeding the water up and letting it evaporate into the air." — Ritchie, 1918

Home-made humidifier

"A home-made humidifier, a pail with a strip of cloth arranged for feeding the water up and letting…

A bulky piece of wood or timber.

Log

A bulky piece of wood or timber.

This Fire Mantel originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a grate to catch the smoke.

Fire Mantel

This Fire Mantel originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a grate to catch the smoke.

In domestic work of the fourteenth century, the chimney piece was greatly increased in order to allow of the members of the family sitting on either side of the fire on the hearth, and in these cases great beams of timber were employed to carry the hood; in such cases the fireplace was so deeply recessed as to become externally an important architectural feature, as at Haddon Hall.

Large Brickwork Mantel

In domestic work of the fourteenth century, the chimney piece was greatly increased in order to allow…

This mantel piece is also known as a chimney piece which originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a grate to catch the smoke. This mantel illustrates decorative framework around the fireplace, and includes elaborate designs extending to the ceiling.

Large Surface Mantel

This mantel piece is also known as a chimney piece which originated in medieval times as a hood that…

Mantelpieces are now the general term for the jambs, mantel shelf, and external accessories of a fireplace.

Medium Brickwork Mantel

Mantelpieces are now the general term for the jambs, mantel shelf, and external accessories of a fireplace.

An illustration of a large fireplace mantel with herald plaque in center and cravings of soldiers on top.

Ornate Fireplace Mantel

An illustration of a large fireplace mantel with herald plaque in center and cravings of soldiers on…

Fireplace mantel or mantelpiece, also known as a chimney piece, originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a grate to catch the smoke. The term has evolved to include the decorative framework around the fireplace, and can include elaborate designs extending to the ceiling.

Small Brickwork Mantel

Fireplace mantel or mantelpiece, also known as a chimney piece, originated in medieval times as a hood…

A mantel offers unique opportunity in its design for a sculptor to demonstrate their skill in carving each of the fine decorative elements.

Small Surface Mantel

A mantel offers unique opportunity in its design for a sculptor to demonstrate their skill in carving…

Mineral oil stoves are used by amateurs to exclude frost from small houses in the winter.

Mineral Oil Stove with Double Burners

Mineral oil stoves are used by amateurs to exclude frost from small houses in the winter.

This fireplace with mirror is richly decorated with figures and scrolls.

Fireplace with Mirror

This fireplace with mirror is richly decorated with figures and scrolls.