How Does Air Balancing Affect Your HVAC System?

Have you ever left one room in your home only to instantly feel the temperature change? If your air conditioner is running but the temperature is inconsistent throughout your house, it may be time to try air balancing.

Air balancing is a process that ensures even distribution of air throughout your home by testing and adjusting your existing HVAC system. For some units, the solution is as simple as adjusting the fan or control devices and thermostats. Alternatively, a technician may recommend installing dampers to improve the airflow, among other modifications. It’s important to know how air balancing can affect your HVAC unit and improve your quality of life – but if this is the first time you’re hearing about the process, we’ve got you covered. Here are three ways that air balancing affects your HVAC system:

Minimizes Uneven Temperature Output

Throughout the air balancing process, technicians can ensure that airflow is consistent no matter what room you’re in. Gone are the days of sleeping in a frigid room during the winter or a sweltering one in the summer. Not surprisingly, each room in your house may require different levels of airflow.

If you have a lot of windows in one room, you might need additional heat during the winter, or if you have a ton of electronics in another room, that may require more cooling. A technician can help you determine these ongoing issues and challenges through the air balancing process. Additionally, air balancing will prevent you from constantly changing the temperature on the thermostat, which can damage your unit if done too frequently.

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Avoids House Depressurization

Depending on your home, your HVAC may require negative, positive, or neutral pressurization. House depressurization occurs when your HVAC exhausts air from the house and lowers the pressure indoors. For example, during the winter, negative air pressure brings in the cold air from outside which increases heating costs. So not only does this drive up costs, but it also impacts the quality of the air your HVAC is circulating and can cause your unit to have a shorter lifespan.

Maximizes Energy Efficiency

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, more than half of the energy used in homes is for heating and cooling. So, how do you make your HVAC unit the most energy efficient it can be?

Through a variety of tests, a technician can determine how to redirect air so that it is consistent throughout your house. The benefit is that your HVAC will ultimately use much less energy, and save you money on your electric bills. Of course, not only does maximizing energy efficiency help you keep money in your pocket, but it also positively impacts the environment.

Booking an air balancing service with a professional HVAC contractor can help you lead a more comfortable life. Contact us today!