Air Conditioning Service | What is Air Balancing?
What is air balancing and how will it benefit your home air conditioning service?
If you have noticed uneven and inconsistent temperature throughout the different rooms in the house, then your AC service isn’t working at full potential. Hot spots or cold spots, whatever may the case be, air balancing can greatly help in improving the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
Air balancing is a process of testing and adjusting the HVAC system for optimization so its output is always consistent and the desired temperature is equally distributed throughout the home.
Ways to Prevent Hot and Cold Spots
In most cases, conducting a balance test is normally done by HVAC professionals where they conduct tests on the different areas using a tool with the aid of their skill in home heating and cooling. Once tests are done and the inconsistent areas are identified, they can proceed to adjust the system to balance the airflow. For this to happen, you will have to schedule a service visit.
Having a professional to do the work for you is convenient. However, there are easy ways to alleviate the situation, which you can perform yourself or while you wait for the tech person to arrive.
Check if the filters are clean. Clean filters have so many benefits. To mention a few, it helps improve indoor air quality, extend the lifespan of your system, and lower the energy consumption. With making sure that all filters are clean and free of any form of blockage, this greatly helps the overall airflow within the system and throughout the ducts and vents.
Place electronic equipment as far away from the thermostat as possible. Any electronic appliance, equipment, or gadget that uses electricity produces a lot of heat while in use. This extra heat being produced can affect the temperature in the room and may mean adjusting the vents. The additional heat will also require the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.
Avoid any form of airflow restriction. Vents and registers need at least 18 inches of space to freely release air. When furniture, curtains, drapes, or any kind of ornaments are placed too close to these outlets, airflow is restricted and the AC becomes less effective, which will push it to work harder to maintain the desired temperature.
Set your fan setting right. Most HVAC systems have two fan settings: On and Auto. By programming the fan setting to “ON”, the fan will continuously blow air consistently, allowing equal distribution of cooled air in any space or area. The only downside is this setting may increase energy usage.
Other Benefits of Air Balancing
This process is not just about preventing hot and cold spots. Many good things come out from it. One, it helps improve the overall air circulation inside the house, which means the air is not stagnant and everyone gets to breathe clean air. It also lessens the chance of conditioning air escaping through cracks and other possible exit points. High energy bills can be avoided as well since balanced airflow does not stress the system or cause it to overwork. And in the long run, you get a long-lasting HVAC system.
Being vigilant in your surroundings to ensure that your heating or cooling unit is always in optimal condition diminishes the risk of downtime and system issues.
For better AC service and maintenance, talk to the experts from Marthedal Solar, Air & Heating – Fresno Air Conditioning. The company has been in the business for more than forty years, providing Californians with honest service and reliable systems.