Can Underfloor Heating Be Zone Controlled?

For homeowners who need an underfloor heating solution at home that enables you to only heat the areas you want to heat, zone-controlled floor heating is a popular option that’s suitable for most homes. Long gone are the days when homeowners were limited to floor heating systems that heated the entire home as a single zone and could be very expensive to run. And with a variety of electric underfloor heating solutions available, including electric in-screed, in-slab, ultra-thin, under-timber and under-carpet floor heating systems, you’re sure to find the right system for the requirements of your household.

Zone-Controlled underfloor heating — Take control of your heating

An issue that many homeowners have with underfloor heating is they had to heat only a single area of their home or the entire home — there wasn’t a way to control which areas the system heated. However, now zone-controlled underfloor heating is a cost-effective option, you can now exercise full control over the areas/zones your system heats.

With a zone-controlled under floor heating system in which each zone of your home is controlled by its own thermostat, you can easily heat the only zones you want heated. This is great for those who only require heated floors in the morning before work and in the evenings when they get home, as you can set the thermostat to turn on just before you wake up and off just before you leave, and then to turn on again when you get home.

So, how does a zone-controlled system work? It’s actually a very simple process that involves dividing the floorplan into zones, with each zone controlled by its own thermostat and linked to the central control system. This enables you to control the hydronic actuators and valves which distribute heat (hot water in hydronic systems) throughout each zone and set the desired temperature and operating time.

With a customised control system that provides complete control over the thermostats in each zone of your home, you can control the entire heating system with a single control, or as many households are now opting for, a home automation system that can be controlled with a smartphone or tablet. Zone-controlled floor heating systems which integrate with your home automation system empower you to control your heated floors remotely, so if you’re coming home a little earlier and want the floors heated for your arrival, that isn’t a problem.

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Important considerations when buying underfloor heating

As with any investment, there are a variety of factors to consider if you are to make the right choices about the zone-controlled floor heating system you buy for your home, including:

  • The size, design and layout of your home
  • How much you pay for energy sources
  • Your current floor coverings
  • Renovation or new build?

As leaders in underfloor heating solutions, Comfort Heat Australia can design the perfect zone-controlled heated floor system for your home. If you would like to learn more about zone-controlled heated floor solutions to make your home more comfortable and put you in complete control, contact Comfort Heat on 02 9979 8600 today.

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