Zoned Central Heating
If your home was built before 2006 you may be eligible for a grant to install zoned central heating with heating controls. Working in line with with home heating controls this could save you up to 20% on your home energy bills.
What is Zoned Central Heating?
Zoned central heating means that your home heating system is split into separate independent zones. This is much more energy efficient. You can the use smart controls to send heat to each zone separately. This will ensure that you don’t use any excess energy and you can save money on your home heating bills.
A smart heating system is designed to give you full control over your energy usage. Right now when you heat your radiators you may also be heating your water tank even though you don’t need hot water. This wastage could mean you are using up to thee times as much energy as you need to heat your home. It’s bad for the environment and bad for your bank account.
According to SEAI ( Ireland’s National Energy Authority ) “Typically homeowners can reduce their energy usage by up to 20% by installing Heating Controls in their home and using these controls in an efficient manner”.
Zoned Central Heating gives you more Control
To understand why Zoning makes sense, think of it like having a light switch in every room of the house and only switching on lights when a room is occupied and in use.
A typical Home Zoning set-up might include:
Zone 1 – Upstairs Heating
Zone 2 – Downstairs Heating
Zone 3 – Hot Water
In a traditional heating system, turning on the boiler would send heat to all three of these zones, whether you needed it or not. So while you are downstairs in your cosy sitting room enjoying the warmth two floors above your head the water in your tank is also heating. You don’t want hot water but you are paying for it anyway! The solution is to split your heating system into zones.
Here is an outline of the works required to Zone a Typical Three Bed Semi Detached Home
Any form of zoned heating control will deliver Energy Savings, and will allow householders to use their heating system in a more effective way, by preventing rooms from overheating and unoccupied rooms from being heated unnecessarily.