When you air balance your home, you are improving air circulation, increasing energy efficiency, and improving the performance of your HVAC equipment. HVAC technicians can test and adjust your system by looking at your intakes and outputs and adjusting accordingly. The following tips are split in to possible do it yourself tips and tips where you should work with a HVAC technician to achieve best results.
Possible Do It Yourself Tips
Close or Open Your Register
To change the amount of heating or cooling you want an a room, you can move the damper blade to open or shut it partially to restrict some of the air getting in the room. Don’t shut it entirely because that could harm your system.
Step 1: Set your thermostat to a fix temperature
Step 2: Leave it work for 24 hours.
Step 3: Check the temperature in the room and restrict or open the vents to make a change in temperature.
Step 4: Adjust until you feel comfort.
Step 5: Re-check your adjustments the next day.
Step 6: Continue until you reach the right temps in each of your rooms.
Check Are Filter
Air Filters help…
- Improve your air quality by keeping the debris from entering your system.
- Increase the efficiency of your furnace – reduced air flow can affect your heat exchange by having it overheat or shut off quickly.
- Extend the life of your HVAC system – A dirty filter will cause your system to work extra hard and possibly overheat.
- Keep energy costs down – When your air filter is clean your system will run more efficiently.
Add Window Coverings To Keep Out The Heat
When your windows have drapes, blinds, shades etc. you can keep your room cooler. 76% of sunlight get past a standard double-pane window and enters your home as heat.
Keep Registers Uncovered
Don’t cover registers with furniture or items that can restrict air flow. Did you know that your air vents need 18 inches of space to work properly? Make sure furniture and window treatments don’t interfere with your air vents.
Run Your System’s Fan
When your fan blows continuously it will replace the air in your rooms. It can increase in your utility bill a bit but it will keep your air from being stagnant.
You Should Use a Professional HVAC Technician for the Following
HVAC technicians have the right training and the right tools to safely fix your HVAC system. They can use a manometer to read static pressure or use a hygrometer to check temperature and humidity. They can also check the output of your supply registers with a flow hood. Somethings are just better left to professionals.
Get Your Duct Work Fixed
Problems with your HVAC system’s duct work can cause uneven heating and cooling air distribution. A professional HVAC technician can fix any lose duct joints by refitting or sealing a poor junction. They can find spots with severe sharp turns that will prevent proper air flow. They can also insulate or seal ducts that need it.
Adjust the Blower Fan Speed
Professionals can change the blower fan speed to better heat and cool all the rooms handled by your HVAC system.
Add Return Ducts
Adding an extra air return duct can lower static pressure and prevent airflow bottlenecks
Add a Air Handler
In most cases a system has a single air handler for both heating and cooling. Since warm air rises, it’s easier for a basement air handler to push warm air up to higher floors than it is to push cool air. Installing an extra air handler or increasing the blower fan speed can help your cooling problem.
Benefits of Air Balancing
- Efficiency – Improved air circulation, less wasted air, lower bills, better performance, and a longer life for your HVAC equipment.
- Air Quality – Better air circulation reduces the amount of contaminants in your air and prevents dirt, dust, and mold from clogging your system.
- Comfort – No more hot spots, no more cold spots! Better humidity control. Happy residents and more productive employees.
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