The Benefits of Zoned Heating
What are the 4 C’s of a Zoned Heating System?
Since there are areas of the house with different heating needs, it makes sense to have a heating system that takes all of those areas into account. That is the benefit of a zoned heating system. Let the zone that needs more attention get more heat without overworking the system while keeping the rest of the house at normal comfortable temperatures.
As mentioned above, every home or office has its hot spots and it cold spots. It is impossible for a single zone system to keep every area comfortable at the same time.
When you have a zoned heating system you have multiple thermostats and those thermostats are placed in the areas that it is controlling. If you wake up in the middle of the night and your zone needs adjustment, there is no groping your way to the lone thermostat down the hall or on another floor. You can adjust the temperature in the room that needs the adjustment, leaving the rest of the house alone.
There are two types of conservation here. First, you are conserving fuel, whether your system burns oil, gas, or whatever else, you are only heating the areas that need it, so you are not burning oil or gas to heat an area of the house that doesn’t need it. It becomes a much greener system not to mention saving you money. The other type of conversation is that the system itself is not working so hard. It is only working when it is needed in certain areas. When systems don’t work so hard, their lifespan extends years beyond what they would have otherwise lasted. This, again, saves time, money, and aggravation.
The last C is so often overlooked. Being able to maintain temperatures in multiple areas of your home or office means that people, whether your family in your house or workers in the office, will all be comfortable and not have to think about being too cold or too hot. In the office, workers who are comfortable tend to be more productive. At home, a happy family is priceless.