Zone Heating with a Fireplace: How It Can Help You Reduce Your Energy Bills in Winters
Winters are dreaded by most homeowners, not because of the cold, but because of the high energy costs that result from continuous use of the central heating system.
If you want to keep your home’s energy bills low this winter without compromising on its comfort and coziness, you should consider zone heating your home.
This article provides you a quick overview of what is zone heating, what are its benefits, and how building a fireplace can help you reduce your energy costs and keep your home warm and comfortable.
What is Zone Heating?
Zone heating refers to the use of an alternative heating appliance to heat only a particular room of the home. It is essentially a measure to reduce energy consumption by shutting down the central heating system and using a fireplace or stove to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the living room or a bedroom.
What are the Benefits of Zone Heating?
The benefits of zone heating go beyond reduced energy consumption and lower energy costs. Here is a quick review of a few of the many benefits of zone heating:
- Greater Comfort — Zone heating allows your loved ones to feel comfortable in their favorite room. If you’re feeling cold, you can easily adjust the temperature of the room by starting a fire in the fireplace without the need to adjust the thermostat of the central heating system.
- Lower Costs — Zone heating allows you to heat occupied rooms only, thereby lowering your energy consumption and saving you hundreds of dollars on energy bills.
- Quiet Performance — Heating your room with a stove or a gas fireplace is way quieter, compared to using a furnace.
Zone Heating with a Fireplace
Fireplaces are one of the most commonly used heating appliances for zone heating. If you already have a traditional fireplace with marble or stone veneer installed in your home, you may consider increasing its efficiency with a fireplace insert. It minimizes the escape of warm air through the chimney, thereby increasing the temperature of the room and making your feel warm and comfortable.
Fireplaces that utilize gas in place of solid fuels, such as wood or oil, are an excellent way to reduce the use of central heating system as well. These can be installed in any room, including the bathroom and bedroom. Visit Hargrove Premium Products, Heat&Glo, and Heatilator.
At Energy Depot, we specialize in the installation of all types of fireplaces and fireplace inserts. If you are interested in zone heating your home contact us at 432 332 8800.