What is Air Balancing?
Air Balancing is the art of evenly distributing ductwork airflow via the use of dampers and air flow measurements.
Are there hot or cold spots in your home? If the answer is “yes,” your home’s HVAC system likely needs to be balanced.
To properly balance airflow in your home, a Spencer Heat and Air HVAC technician will do the following:
- Calculate each room’s airflow requirements and adjusts airflow accordingly. This usually requires the installation of adjustable balancing dampers, as adjustments must be made at the blower rather than the ceiling outlet.
- Install additional ductwork or repair existing ductwork, when dampers alone cannot correct the problem. Deficiencies in a home or building’s ductwork must be remedied before the system can be balanced.
- Install a special type of grill to balance your system, if you have a two-story home and/or inaccessible ductwork.
If your experiencing hot/cold spots in your home, it could also be a direct result of duct problems, and your ductwork may need to be replaced or repaired. Replacing and/or repairing damaged ductwork can significantly lower heating and cooling cost, as well as promote more comfortable and consistent temperatures throughout your home.