Your HVAC system involves multiple components and controls. Among these are durable parts as well as incredibly sensitive ones. If any of the many elements fall out of alignment, then you can expect problems with your heating and cooling. In this brief article brought to you by Rooter Hero Plumbing, we will go over one of the most common misalignments, and that is the air balance. We will begin with an introduction to air balancing and follow it up with signs of trouble as well as the benefits of air balancing for your building. If you ever need a reliable HVAC company, you can call Rooter Hero Plumbing. We offer emergency heating and AC repair as well as HVAC service.
In an ideal situation, setting your thermostat to 72 degrees, for example, should warm or cool every room in the house to 72 degrees. Sadly, that is not always the case. Though HVAC systems should be balanced when properly installed, they can become unbalanced over time. If your air is unbalanced, then the HVAC system will deliver inappropriate amounts of conditioned air to each room.
Air balancing involves adjusting the HVAC system to deliver a certain number of cubic feet per minute (CFM). The appropriate CFM varies from room to room and is usually assigned in the blueprint package of your home. A trained technician will know how to determine the correct CFM.
We alluded to the consequences of unbalanced air in the previous section, but we will go into more detail here.
As we mentioned, the most significant consequence is uneven temperatures in the building. An unbalanced HVAC system will struggle to maintain constant temperature throughout your home. Some rooms will be cooler or warmer than others, generally by a few degrees.
Moreover, the rooms that are farthest from the HVAC system may get insufficient or no air flow.
Finally, you might notice that your energy bills are creeping up as the HVAC system works, helplessly, in overdrive to even out the building’s temperature.
There are a couple of parts to balancing the air. The first, which is adjusting the dampers, is a simple fix and can be done by the homeowner. Simply closing dampers in a room will reduce the airflow into that room and increase airflow to the rest of the rooms.
The other is a more comprehensive solution and involves a series of tests and adjustments. These tests and adjustments depend on sophisticated technology as well as know-how. We recommend leaving this part to the professionals. The cost of the tools and supplies are high enough without the cost of mistakes.
If you have uneven temperatures in your building and suspect you need the air balanced, then feel free to call Rooter Hero Plumbing and get your free price estimate today. We are happy to schedule a convenient appointment or arrange an urgent dispatch.