Split That Heating Into Multiple Zones and Save!!
Hot water heating systems come in many shapes and sizes. The simple ones may be just one zone, with one pump and some baseboard.
Complicated hydronic systems may have as many zones as there are rooms in the home. They may also add a zone to produce domestic hot water.
There are many benefits to splitting up your heating system into zones, such as the comfort level of your family. You'll also save money on fuel costs.
Another great benefit of splitting a hot water heating system, is the increased longevity you'll get from the boiler.
Other mechanical components such as circulator pumps and zone valves, will also last a lot longer because they're only working to heat a fraction of the system rather then the whole house.
This type of a system works much harder to heat the whole residence at once, than it will to heat each zone every once in a while to maintain the set-points.
Splitting a hot water heating system into separate zones will take adding a thermostat for the added zone or zones, and configuring the feed and return on the boiler to except the new zone, or zones.
I've written several extensive articles just for this subject. You can check them out over on InfoBarrel.com.
Simple open/closed zone valves can be used to split an existing system. Honeywell has always offered the most dependable of these valves at a reasonable price.
Easy to install and boasting a motor that can be replaced in minutes, this valve will offer decades of service in a hydronic application.
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