If you noticed your heating bills getting bigger over the past few years, you are most likely looking for a way to reduce these costs this fall and winter. At Mr. Smokestack, we are regularly asked by our customers about how they can save money on their heating bills, and one of our recommendations involves zone heating. A great way to cut back on both energy consumption and heating costs, zone heating will definitely save you money without sacrificing warmth. To let you know more about this option, we would like to share some information with you from the Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association (HPBA) that will tell you how you can use zone heating with supplemental gas hearth appliances.
Providing heat to the rooms that you and your family use, zone heating typically reduces heating and energy costs by 20 to 40 percent. If your home has a central furnace, it can waste both money and energy because the furnace must cycle on and off a few times each hour so that it can heat your whole house, even the rooms you do not use. With zone heating, you can turn the thermostat for your central furnace down and use supplemental gas heating appliances in the parts of your home where you and your family spend the most of your time. Zone heating is a very economical and efficient way to heat your home by reducing your household fuel consumption, conserving energy, and saving you money on your heating costs each fall and winter.
Benefits of Supplemental Gas Heating Appliances
Supplemental gas hearth appliances can provide economical, convenient, dependable, and environmentally friendly. You will not have to worry about any chores such as sweeping up ashes or bringing in firewood. Our customers at Mr. Smokestack love having the convenience of flipping a switch to enjoy a warm and cozy fire from their gas heating appliances. Since natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel, you never have to worry about the amount of pollutants being emitted from your appliance. Best of all, you can still have heat during a power outage when you use a supplemental gas heating appliance.
Types of Gas Heating Appliances
At Mr. Smokestack, we sell and install gas fireplaces, stoves, and fireplace inserts. If you have an old wood-burning fireplace, we can install a gas fireplace insert in its opening that will provide you with efficient and economical heating. Gas stoves are wonderful to use in zone heating because we can install one in most any room where you need that supplemental heat, even if there is no chimney. Our staff is happy to go over your gas heating appliance options with you to help you find the best option for your home.
Want to know more about zone heating? Contact us at Mr. Smokestack to find out how we can help you utilize this option this fall and winter to save both money and energy.