As anyone who lives in a country with more than 2 seasons, the struggle of heating up your home during fall and winter without burning a hole through your pockets from your electrical bill shooting up is something you are familiar with.
Read through this zone heating guide as we explain to you just how zone heating and cooling works and why you need to turn to it now to actually heat up your home better.
And also save up on the electrical bills!
Zone Heating Guide
Why Choose Zone Heating?
Zone heating is basically you using different means to only heat (or cool) certain areas of your home and not your entire home. The basic theory behind this is that you will be able to heat up certain spaces you will frequently be in.
This works better and faster as compared to if you were trying to heat up your entire place although you won’t be everywhere.
This ultimately helps you save on electric consumption too because your heating appliance won’t be working too hard.
- The first thing you have to do to efficiently zone heat your home is to identify areas in your home that require more heating than others.
- You can decide this based on how much time you actually spend in each area, how many windows and exit doors it contains, how much comfort furniture is in the room, and even how much carpeting or plants the room has.
- Areas with less furniture, more windows, bigger space, and are closer to the main door typically is colder than rooms that are more closed off from the environment and have lots of furniture and “padding” to keep the heat in for longer.
- If you stay in these open spaces more, investing in a space heater that just needs to be plugged into an outlet can be your first line of action. Space heaters are actually pretty amazing because they come in different sizes and heating capacities but are almost all portable. This means you can bring the heater with you even as you move from one area to another throughout your house.
- There are more permanent ways to make zone heating and cooling part of your house. You can either get a split system zoning done to your house, which involves having air handers and heat pumps installed into your home. This will allow you to control the temperature of each area individually while also making the most of the internal heat already present and being maintained in your home.
Whole House Zoning
A growing trend in zone heating that is also a more permanent means of zone heating is whole house zoning. Whole house zoning involves a bit more customization as the temperature control of each area will depend on the situation of it in respect to the sun and wind.
This set-up allows you to adjust the temperature of each room to how every room owner prefers it.
Ultimately, what our zone heating guide tells you about zone heating and cooling is that you should find ways to naturally retain heat and maximize what you have. Work smarter in keeping each room in your house at the optimum temperature instead of having your appliances work harder for less heating quality and higher energy consumption. Know your space in order to keep it the way you like it.