How Zone Heating Installation Can Save You Money

The standard ductwork for a central heating system is a “one size fits all” kind of layout. The ductwork carries the same heat to all rooms of the house with no ability to differentiate temperatures between each area. Zoning is the practice of altering the ductwork in a home to allow greater control over the distribution of heat.

Now, a common amateur version of zoning is to manually close the heating vents in each room until only the rooms you want are receiving heat. This is actually harmful to your heating system, and can cause quite a bit of damage if done repeatedly. True zoning is accomplished by a professional altering the ductwork. This usually involves installing a damper and thermostat for each room you want heated.

There are a couple of unique benefits to this kind of zoning. Having a thermostat for each room gives you far greater control over how you want the house to be heated. A central thermostat can only measure the temperature in the area around it. If a room in the far corner of the house is freezing, the thermostat on the other side of the house has no way of knowing that. This makes uneven heating a common problem in houses with a single thermostat controlling the heat. Zoning all but eliminates this problem by having a thermostat monitoring each room.

Zoning also saves a sizeable portion of money on heating bills. A central heating system will always heat the entire house, whether or not most of it is uninhabited. This wastes a great deal of energy on rooms where the temperature doesn’t matter all that much. Zoning allows you to limit the heating system’s operation to only rooms where you need the heat. Over time, this can even save you as much as 30% on your heating bill.

If you are interested in installing a zone system for your heater, call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating. We install zone heating throughout the Sinton, TX area.

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