What is zone heating?

Zone heating is isolating an area of a building, than control the temperature separate from the rest of the house or building.
For example; Let’s look at a large 2 story home with open staircases (no door). This causes a problem hot air is much lighter than cold air, so any heat pushed in to the basement from a furnace on this 2 story home in a few minutes finds it’s self migrating to the 2nd floor while at the same time the cold and on the 2nd floor rushing down the stairway to the basement. Having zoned heating helps to control this chimney effect in a tall house. While main floor may be at a comfortable 68° the 2nd floor could be 10-15 degrees warmer and the lower level 10 degrees cooler. Heating and cooling different levels as needed is called zoned heating and cooling.

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