HVAC Airflow Testing & Balancing
Air balancing is a process that involves modifying your existing HVAC system to make sure that air is evenly distributed throughout the home or business.
Testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) is a very important for achieving proper HVAC operation, especially for commercial projects. In order to have the proper flow and performance, many things need to be tested and adjusted, including dampers, fan speeds, pressures, and control devices, such as thermostats.
If you have hot and cold spots in your home or business, airflow problems, or if some areas receive more conditioned air than others, you could greatly benefit from Professional Air Balancing.
What does air balancing include?
Air balancing is the mechanical regulation of a system to achieve desired airflow.
Usually, HVAC technicians can fix airflow problems with a series of adjustments to your HVAC system, including duct sealing, duct dampers, and ductwork retrofits.
It’s estimated that over half of all new HVAC systems are improperly installed. This usually means that there is something wrong with the size and/or design of your HVAC and duct system.
If some rooms in your house aren’t receiving the proper airflow, contact your local HVAC technician to make sure everything is sized according to HVAC best practices.
Benefits of Air Balancing
Professional air balancing provides many benefits to your home and HVAC system:
1. Greater Energy Efficiency
When airflow is balanced, your HVAC system works more efficiently. Most likely, your technician will make improvements to your air ducts during the air balancing process. By sealing duct leaks and improving air circulation, less conditioned air escapes and more airflow goes where it needs to. This means stronger airflow for you and improved energy efficiency for your HVAC system.
2. More Comfort
The main reason why home and business owners request and air balancing appointment is because they aren’t getting enough conditioned air into their living spaces. Balanced airflow gets rid of those uncomfortable hot and cold spots in the home.
3. Prolonged HVAC Service Life
Sealing air leaks and modifying ductwork design prevents dirt, dust, mold, and other contaminants from clogging up your HVAC system. By improving airflow, you reduce your HVAC system’s workload and remove substantial dirt and stress.
Air balancing may cost you some money upfront, but you’ll make it back in the savings you get from improved energy efficiency, less repairs, and prolonged system lifespans.
Insulation and Ventilation Air Balancing
We all know that buildings need insulation in order to keep air from freely flowing in and out of the home, but unfortunately, it can also create indoor air quality and ventilation problems. The “V” in HVAC stands for ventilation because it’s an important component of a properly functioning heating and cooling system.
Ventilation involves exchanging indoor air with outdoor air to maintain safe combustion processes and healthy indoor air quality. Without a proper ventilation system, dangerous fumes and contaminants can build up in your home and present a health hazard for everyone living inside the home.
Some of the most dangerous indoor air contaminants include formaldehyde, radon, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
We work in the following types of facilities:
- Medical Clinics
- High Rise Buildings
- Schools (K-12)
- Industrial Buildings
- Paper Mills
- Military Complexes
- Base Buildings
- Tenant Improvement
- Banks/ Credit Unions
- Dust Collectors
- Fume Hoods
- Bio-chemical Exhaust Hoods
- Chemical Storage Rooms
- General Building Exhaust
- Lab Exhaust
- Variable Volume Exhaust
- Heat Recovery Exhaust
- Area-to-area Pressure Relationships
- Air Change Per Hour Certification
- Cooling Tower
- Reheat Coils
- Heat Exchangers
- Heat Reclaim Systems
In addition to airborne contaminants, you may also be at risk of mold, mildew, and other moisture-related problems. If you don’t have working ventilation fans,