Get to know Zone Heating
A central furnace cycles on and off several times an hour and heats your entire house - even unoccupied rooms - wasting money. Using a supplemental hearth appliance to heat the rooms your family occupies most, or "zone heating," allows you to turn down the thermostat for the central furnace, decreasing your fuel bill.
A good way to determine the energy savings a hearth product provides depends on the fuel, fuel cost and the efficiency of the hearth appliance (along with use and your home). The following calculator* can assist you in determining the cost saving benefits of the hearth product that you are considering purchasing, and the best fuel of an appliance.
*For estimating purposes only. Actual energy savings may vary based on use and other factors.