CONSIDERABLE attention has been paid in recent years to the more efficient use of fuel for domestic purposes, and to the development of better appliances for space heating, cooking and water heating. The amount of coal used directly for domestic purposes is about one-quarter of the total coal consumption in Great Britain. If the indirect use as gas, coke and electricity be included, the amount is one-third, or about 60 million tons a year. Improvements in the domestic use of fuel are of vital importance, therefore, in the economic and social life of the community.
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MONKHOUSE, A. Calorimeter Building for Domestic Heating Research at the Fuel Research Station, Greenwich. Nature 162, 133–134 (1948) doi:10.1038/162133a0