If you have perfectly even temperatures and airflow in the rooms of your home, consider yourself fortunate. The truth is, there are dozens of factors that affect airflow and heat gain/loss from room to room in every home, and every home is different. Finding the right balance of comfort and efficiency in your home is the goal, and that’s what air balancing is all about.
Balancing Comfort and Efficiency
Think of air balancing as balancing your comfort and energy budget at the same time. The process of air balancing is the same for each home. However, the results and recommendations are individualized to each individual homeowner’s comfort needs and to all of the design elements that make up your home.
Airflow, Temperature and Humidity
Your HVAC professional evaluates your HVAC system and heat gain/loss factors specific for each room. Special attention is given the ductwork system, since its the steady player that actually conveys airflow in all of this.
- Are there any rattling noises from the ducts?
- Is there enough air volume from each of the vents?
- Are the vents secure and clean?
- Are all of the duct connection points tightly sealed?
- Are there any holes or damaged portions of ductwork?
These are the first things your HVAC technician notices by sight, sound and touch before assessing your HVAC system using specialized equipment to evaluate airflow, temperature and humidity.
One of the most common results of an air balancing evaluation is that the ducts need to be modified in some way to make each room as comfortable as possible. This doesn’t mean that there’s a problem with the ducts. It is often the layout and design aspects of the home that create unbalanced airflow and high energy bills. After all, heat seeks to rise no matter what.
Working closely with your trusted HVAC company is the most important step to take when determining the best measures to balance airflow, comfort and energy efficiency in your home.
If you would like an HVAC professional to assess air balancing in your central New Jersey home, please contact us at Elite Air today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Trenton, New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air balancing and other HVAC topics, give us a call at (609) 527-3354.
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