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Residential Air Balancing: Fixing The Air Flow Problems In Your Home

Ceiling air ventNo matter the size or location of your home, we all want maximum efficiency from our HVAC systems. Regular maintenance and properly tended filters are essential steps. If you are still experiencing inconsistencies, air balancing may be the next step.

The goal of air balancing is to ensure you are getting the correct amount of treated air delivered to each of your home’s comfort zones. Simply put, the center of your kitchen should be getting the same amount of heated or cooled air as the far corner of your bedroom.

Signs of an Unbalanced HVAC System

While nearly every home could benefit from air balancing, here are some telltale signs that it’s time to call in the experts.

  • Different rooms seem to have varying temperatures.
  • Hot or cold spots occur within a single room.
  • Utility bills are rising for no clear reason.
  • Your HVAC system is showing signs of premature wear and tear.
  • You have made recent home upgrades, such as new windows or addition, that could change the home’s airflow.

Understanding Air Balancing

Treated air from your HVAC system is carried through your home by a network of ducts within the walls, under the floors, and in the ceiling. Within these ducts are dampers that control and direct the airflow.

Air balancing starts by testing and measuring the home’s airflow, room by room, to get a baseline. Adjustments are then made to the HVAC system and dampers, and it is retested. This process continues until the technician gets the air flow as balanced as possible without making significant repairs. If more in-depth work is required, the technician weighs the benefits versus the cost with the homeowner, in order to make a plan of action that is in the customer’s best interest.

Call In The Experts

At Just Right Services, we are dedicated to getting your residential HVAC system to perform at its peak performance to ensure your maximum comfort. Contact us today at (949) 245-6320 to talk about whether your home would benefit from residential air balancing.