What Is Air Balancing?
An HVAC system relies on its ductwork to properly and efficiently distribute the air it cools or warms. However, there is often an imbalance of that airflow, leading to rooms with different temperatures, increased energy usage, and even condensation — which can be a breeding ground for mold and other contaminants. Professional HVAC air balancing helps to measure and equalize that airflow, leading to a more stable system that operates at maximum function, performance, and efficiency.
What Are the Benefits of Professional HVAC Air Balancing?
- Creates and sustains a comfortable indoor environment
- Improves air quality and promotes a healthier indoor environment
- Provides appropriate air exchange rates and relative pressure
- Extends the lifespan of equipment
- Reduces maintenance costs over time
- Decreases energy usage
How Does Professional HVAC Air Balancing Work?
One of the first things our HVAC air balancing company’s technicians will do when they come to your home or building is to assess the ductwork to identify any deficiencies in the system, like cracks, disconnected sections, leaks, and more. Next, they’ll perform diagnostic air balance testing using specialized equipment. This typically includes:
- Obtaining static pressure readings from the supply and return with a device called a manometer
- Gauging conditioned air output using a flow hood
- Monitoring temperature, heat gains and losses, and humidity with a hygrometer
Once we have this information and have analyzed the test results, we will provide recommendations on how to restore proper airflow throughout the home. This can range in anything from fixing ductwork, adjusting the fan speed, adding dampers (or repositioning the existing ones), and a host of other possible changes. Your technician will discuss with you the best and most affordable way to proceed and what options you have. Once those changes are complete, then your technician will do a round of follow-up air balance testing to ensure your HVAC system is back in balance and operating at full capacity.
Commercial Air Balancing
Air balancing isn’t just for homes — in fact, it can be even more essential for larger buildings and commercial properties. These buildings rely on climate control and ventilation to keep their occupants comfortable and safe throughout the day, whether it’s a corporate office, a factory, or any other large structure with an HVAC system.
With poor air balancing, it can cause your commercial building to have fluctuating humidity levels, seemingly random hot and cold spots, stuffy air, and more — making indoor conditions miserable for your workers and customers. Not only that, but improper air balancing could be causing unnecessary high utility bills as well. Professional HVAC air balancing solves all this by ensuring your building’s HVAC system is working at peak efficiency, and our commercial HVAC services are ready to help you get started.
Contact Whiting Services LLC Today!
Ready to make your home or building more comfortable and save money on energy bills? Contact us today for more information on our residential or commercial air testing and balancing services!