Air Balancing: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Have you ever worked in an office where one conference room or the break room is freezing, while the desks by the window are hot? Have you ever noticed that some rooms in your house have a different temperature? No home or business can truly be comfortable for all its occupants if the temperature isn’t consistent in every room. This is where air balancing comes in. If your home or office has issues with uneven heating and cooling, an air balancing service call can help.

What is Air Balancing?

Air Balancing is an age old process that dates back to 18th century France. An engineer named Henri Pitot invented a process for measuring fluid pressure. In the years since, this discovery and the formulas behind it have been developed into a number of devices and methods that HVAC professionals use to test the air flow in homes and businesses. 

Practically speaking, air balancing is the process of testing and adjusting your system to deliver the right amount of air to each room and area in your home. Different areas of your home have different needs, depending on the size, ceiling height, number of windows and their direction, and many more factors. HVAC pros use air balancing tests to determine how much air is coming in and make adjustments to that based on each room’s unique needs. The result is a home where each room feels just as comfortable as any other without you having to make any more adjustments than at your thermostat.

Why is Air Balancing Important?

The most important reason to have an air balancing service visit is your comfort. Your HVAC system is supposed to make your home or business comfortable and functional for your everyday life. If you are having to change rooms with the sun or can’t sleep in a certain bedroom in the winter, that’s going to interfere with your life and make you uncomfortable. Air balancing can provide you with full freedom in your own home, which should always be  your goal.

Sometimes people think air balance issues are problems with their system itself. When this happens, they may try to fix a problem that doesn’t really exist by replacing their system or adding units. If you suspect you may need more power in your system or that something is wrong, air balance may be the real problem. We can test and balance the air and then discuss whether there are issues with your system. Often, air balancing can solve these problems completely.

Air balancing also helps your system operate more efficiently. If your system is pumping too much air into a small room while working extra hard to try and cool a very large one, it’s going to use a lot of energy. By testing and redirecting air to flow properly in different spaces, your system will use significantly less energy than before. This can extend the life of your unit and save you money on your electricity bills.

Call Ellis AC and Achieve Balance

Everyone is always talking about balance: work-life balance, mental balance, physical balance. Those can be hard to achieve and aren’t always measurable. But air balancing service from Ellis AC is measurable and attainable. Think of it as comfort balance! Give us a call today to schedule your service visit!

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