What is Air Balancing?
If you have an MVAC system in your facility, then it is essential for you to learn what air balancing is and the system performance can do to your indoor air quality. Air Balancing is a process of distributing the right amount of air of your air conditioning system to your indoor space.
Air balancing is the process in which helps to improve the efficiency of the MVAC system to make sure that the temperature is consistent so that it feels comfortably conditioned in all the rooms of a building. In other words, it is the equal adjustment of the volume of airflow or delivering the right amount of air inside each room of the building.
The Purpose of Air Balancing
For simple reasons, regardless of how well maintained your air conditioner is, there is a chance that it is not distributing the right amount of air from your air conditioning system to your indoor space because it relies on the building’s MVAC system. This is when the Air balancing comes to the pictures. Air Balancing aims to correct these types of airflow issues.
How does Air Balancing Works
Air Balancing process involves testing and modification of the MVAC system so that a suitable amount of air conditioning is distributed in every nook and corner of the building. Other than improving the level of comfort during summers, it also helps to improve the efficiency of air conditioning and reduce the energy consumption or wearing off the MVAC parts. It may also involve adjustment of the ducts or installation of dampers to ensure that the air does not directly blow on to a person.
Benefits of Air Balancing
MVAC Life Span
Better Air Quality
MVAC system problems that air balancing can help to diagnose.
By reviewing the information and results from the tests that we conduct to check air balancing, our team will have a better picture of the efficiency of the MVAC system.
We can make a virtual map showing the air balance inside your building and pinpoint temperature instabilities and indicate the hidden problem. If our team estimates that an unbalanced airflow is the reason of reduction in MVAC system’s efficacy, we will first do a duct work assessment to know the issues like, air leaks, blockages, loose duct joints, damaged air ducts etc and then we will perform a diagnostic testing with the help of our specialized equipment.
Our diagnostic testing includes the following steps:
- Collection stationary pressure readings on both: supply and return sides of the MVAC system with the help of manometer.
- Measurement of the result of the conditioned air from the supply side using a flow hood.
- Assesing an increase or decrease in the temperature, humidity and heat with a hygrometer
- Proper fixation/sealing/insulation required of the damaged duct work
- Installing extra return ducts if needed
- Adding more dampers
- Changing the settings of air fillter etc
- Adjustment of the fan speed of the blower
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
services should your tenant or occupant has recently carried out renovations works. Anything that can
impede airflow can make a room too hot or too cold, so be vigilant about monitoring temperatures.
adjusting the volume of air flow, we adjust the amount of heating or cooling that a room needs to