A zoning system is ideal for households in which different family members have different temperature preferences. Zoning systems allow you to control the temperatures of individual rooms or individual sections of your house, providing incredible comfort. Zoned heating also means that you don’t have to pay to heat rooms while you’re not using them. For example, why should you heat the bedrooms when the whole family is gathered in the living room?
Although any home with separate rooms will benefit from a zoned system, certain homes need a zoning system to help reduce heating and air conditioning costs. A zoned heating system will save some homes as much as 30 percent on energy bills. Homeowners with the following housing conditions should especially consider zoned climate control:
- A home with more than one level. Multistory homes without zoned heating tend to be hot and stuffy upstairs and too cool downstairs.
- Infrequently used rooms, such as guest bedrooms, do not need to be heated during winter or cooled during a hot New Jersey summer throughout most of the year.
- A large, open area, such as a loft or living room with vaulted ceilings.
- Occupants who use different areas of the house during different times of the day. For example, a home that has bedrooms upstairs and a kitchen and living room downstairs will have different temperature needs at different times during the day.
The best type of zoned heating systems come with a central programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to set the heaters to come on in different areas at specific times during the day. For example, you could have the heat turn on in the living room right before you get home from work, turn it on in the bedrooms a little bit later in the evening, and turn it off throughout the house just after you leave for work.
For help installing a zoning system in the New Jersey area, contact the experts at Pipe Works Services.