While zone control systems can be a great way to heat your Beaverton home more efficiently, you need to ensure that you know which options you have if you are using natural gas as your main fuel source. Many ductless mini split heat pumps run on electricity, but you can also get zoning with boiler systems and forced air gas furnace systems.
Here are some options and tips on choosing the right zone control for gas heating systems.
Traditionally, zone control systems are used with forced air systems. Zone control allows you to heat or cool rooms according to your needs and comfort levels. Even if you have an older furnace or heat pump, we can install dampers in the ductwork to allow for greater control over each area of your home. Not only is there a different thermostat for each room, but the damper system will balance the air inside the ductwork, which is important for airflow and, therefore, efficiency.
Another option is installing a boiler system that uses hydronic baseboard heaters or radiant flooring to heat the home without the use of ducts. This can be used with a gas boiler as well. You will need to know how to use the zone control system in the most cost-effective way, and this will improve overall home efficiency. This means understanding the different thermostat settings and knowing which type of zone control system works best for your particular home.