Airflow balance is such an important consideration when it comes to keeping your home’s heating and cooling system working optimally. Yet, surprisingly, very few people know about the benefits it can bring. Some may consider this an HVAC maintenance service, but in reality, air duct balancing can also help to quickly fix issues in your home or business, such as uneven temperatures from room to room and increasing utility bills.
Although some elements of air duct balancing can be done by the homeowner, a properly certified airflow technician will deep dive into your HVAC system by assessing the more intricate details such as air circulation, energy efficiency, and performance.
Air Quality Makes a Difference
Having an HVAC professional test, analyze, and adjust your heating and cooling system just might be the best thing you do to increase your home’s comfort levels while decreasing your monthly energy bill. Here is how air duct balancing works:
Calculate Airflow. At World’s Greatest Heating & Air, we take the time to calculate your home’s required airflow while considering your current system, the size of the house, the number of rooms, and other factors that affect your heat and cooling distribution. With all this in mind, we can use this information to know what optimal is for your space and to determine the best next steps.
Take Readings. Our team can use specialized flow measuring equipment in each room to measure and compare airflow requirements to the actual numbers, looking for discrepancies and what needs adjusting.
HVAC Inspection. A qualified comfort specialist will inspect your current system for optimal performance, which often identifies some maintenance issues that, once treated, will positively impact output and efficiency.
Adjust Dampers. Although it may seem simple, adjusting the dampers on vents will help divert airflow in some rooms while allowing more airflow in others. Some supply ducts can also have built-in dampers, so a professional HVAC technician will locate them all and fine-tune their direction accordingly.
System Balancing. Last, but not least, World’s Greatest Heating & Air staff can add additional dampers, adjust fan speed, replace ductwork, and seal or insulate system parts if they are identified as areas needing to be improved.