Make Zone Heating your New Year's Resolution
Need ideas for a New Year’s resolution? We have one for you. It’s called zone heating – a simple concept that many Quadra-Fire owners already understand. We call it “heating where you live,” and it can save you money.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the energy used in U.S. homes. So, for those of us who live in colder climates, we expend a lot of energy in heating. And we pay for it – with money that could be spent elsewhere. But zone heating can help to remedy that.
How Zone Heating Works
Most homes have central furnaces that push large amounts of heat through the duct system, and many furnaces have 90+ percent efficiency at the appliance. But by the time the heat is pushed through the duct system to rooms throughout the home, that efficiency can be much lower. Stoves and fireplace inserts deliver heat directly into the room, providing warm air immediately at the appliance. And that’s why zone heating – simply turning down the central thermostat and using your hearth to heat your main living area – is so effective.
QDF 5700 Step Top Wood Stove
Most energy efficient hearth systems are capable of zone heating. And if your home is big, there many models that will heat large areas. Examples are the Quadra-Fire Mt. Vernon AE pellet stove, and the Quadra-Fire 5700 Step Top wood stove.
It’s actually a simple concept – zone heating. So why not give it a go this winter? For a visual depiction of how zone heating works, check out our video here.