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Everything You Need to Know About Zone Heating Regulation

In the context of record energy prices, many people are considering how to save on heating while still ensuring thermal comfort in their homes. The answer to this question is zone heating regulation. What is zone regulation, how does it work, and what are its benefits? 

What is Zone Heating Regulation?

Zone heating regulation is a system that allows you to control heating and heat only in the rooms where you need it. With zone regulation, you achieve the desired temperature in individual rooms of your house or apartment, thus ensuring not only a pleasant temperature according to your preferences but also saving on heating costs.

For example, if you have five rooms in your house and all are individually heated, choose a heating regulation system with five zones. Zone systems are useful for all types of local heating. They are used in single-family homes with gas, electricity, or solid fuel boilers, with heat pumps, or photovoltaics. Zone heating regulation is also suitable for underfloor heating in the house.  

Elements of Zone Heating Regulation

The basis of zone systems are central units, which control all other devices. The entire zone system is configured in the control unit. The control unit often features a digital display, on which you can set the number of zones that the system will manage, as well as time and temperature programs for individual zones. More modern zone regulations already dispense with central units, and all settings are made directly through a mobile application. Other important components include smart thermostatic radiator valves and relay switching units.

Other elements of zone regulation in the case of underfloor heating may include:

  • room or underfloor temperature sensors,

  • zone underfloor regulator,

  • external antenna or other radio module,

  • application module,

  • and thermoelectric actuators.

Types of Zone Heating Regulation Systems

Zone heating systems for homes can be divided into wired zone systems and wireless zone systems.

In the case of wired systems, the individual components are interconnected by a wire, and the control unit is installed permanently. Wireless zone systems use wireless communication technology, most often via the home WiFi network. The control unit is portable. There are also hybrid versions combining both.

Set the temperature for each room separately. In the bedroom, 16 °C is sufficient.   

Smart Heating Regulation

Zone heating regulation can also have many smart features. Such devices, in the form of smart wireless thermostats or thermostatic heads, can be easily controlled by phone through mobile applications. In the app, you can set the desired temperature or, for example, turn the heating on or off. And that anytime and from anywhere. Smart heating can also be controlled using a voice assistant or a smart home system.

What are the Advantages of Zone Heating Regulation?

As we have outlined earlier, an undeniable advantage of zone heating regulation is energy saving, and therefore also saving money. Thanks to multi-zone heating, there is no unnecessary overheating because heating is not used in rooms that are not used daily or do not require room temperature. Examples include bedrooms, hallways, or utility rooms. By adjusting the desired temperature for each room separately, you can save up to 30% on heating costs.

Additionally, zone regulation offers a very comfortable heating solution for houses and apartments, thanks to the ability to control and set the current temperature in individual rooms. Comfortably, you can set a higher temperature in the living room where you relax in the evening, and at the same time a lower one in the bedroom, where a temperature of only 16 °C is recommended for healthy sleep.

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On our e-shop, you can find advantageous sets for smart heating, allowing you to control the temperature at your home from anywhere using your phone. For the zone regulation of heating in family homes, apartments, offices, or other commercial spaces, the Siemens Connected Home L-12 radiator set is intended, which enables the regulation of up to 12 independent zones using various time programs for heating.

Smart software additionally calculates the optimal heating parameters based on your preferences and measured data. The Siemens Connected Home system is suitable for radiator heating and can be controlled remotely via a mobile application.  

Installation of the Zone Regulation System, Its Settings, and Usage

If you want the zone heating regulation system to function precisely as it should, you should always entrust its installation to professionals, as the installation requires advanced technical knowledge.

After a professional connects the central control unit and links it with other elements of the zone heating regulation, the system setting and its commissioning come next. Usually, the installation company takes care of this and will also instruct you on how to use the system.

The technician will program the desired temperature for each zone separately, as well as the heating schedule. You can, of course, change the temperature anytime.

Zone heating regulation brings numerous advantages. Heat smartly and economically by setting the temperature individually for each room.