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Old 10-13-2011, 09:57 PM   #1
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How many zones would you put here?

Converting this house to forced hot water, baseboard heat.

Was curious how many zones you folks would recommend, and where?

Keep in mind, the living room has a huge wood stove that heats that room, the hallway, the office fairly well. The kitchen is about 15* cooler, as is the small bathroom and part of the laundry room.

The current single zone thermostat in the living room is useless, because as long as the wood stove is hot, the furnace will never kick on.

Current system is steam with cast iron radiators in the living room, office, laundry room, bathroom, and kitchen. The bedrooms and other bathroom in the right are new and don't have heat yet.

-- Joe
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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Me, two. One zone for the Living, Kitchen areas, and another zone for the two bedrooms and bath. With the wood stove, a ceiling fan would help to move the warm air through the Living room space, so it does not end up the far end of that area , being cooler, than closer to the stove.


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Old 10-14-2011, 05:13 AM   #3
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If money isn't an issue, zone every room independently. That's the beautiful part of hydronic heating
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:10 AM   #4
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I would zone it as follows

1- Kitchen
2- Living room/office/small bedroom
3- Small Bath/laundry
4- Master bed/bath
That's just my opinion. But it's free, so take it for what it's worth to you.
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