Air Balancing: 6 Ways to Prevent Hot and Cold Spots

Air Balancing: 6 Ways to Prevent Hot and Cold Spots

Simply put, air balancing means delivering a sufficient amount of hot and cold air to the different parts of your home. It improves air circulation to enhance the performance of your heating and cooling system.

We have listed below some important ways to air-balance your home. You can perform the easy tasks, but there are also those that require HVAC technicians for professional air balancing in your residential place in Rockwall, TX.

  1. Try a 2-Degree Offset

Uneven temperature is prevalent in multiple-story houses. If you have different thermostats for each story, try setting the temperature to a 2-degree offset. The 2-degree difference in the temperature of the floors can help even out your comfort.

  1. Check Filter Condition

Aside from balancing the temperature, clean HVAC filters can also improve indoor air quality, increase the efficiency of your unit, extend the life span of your HVAC system, and help lower down your energy cost.

  1. Prevent Air Flow Restrictions

Make sure that the vents are not obstructed and let it supply free flow of air. If they are covered by furniture, appliances, or pieces of clothing, your system will find it hard to cool or warm your home. As a result, you experience uneven temperature and eventually a malfunctioning device.

  1. Keep Electronic Equipment Away from the Thermostat

Electronic devices generate heat and can change the distribution in a room. If the thermostat picks up the heat from the appliances, your HVAC systems will have to work hard due to wrong thermostat reading.

  1. Fix your Ductwork

Problems in the ductwork can cause uneven distribution of air. Ductwork services require professional hands and equipment for complete repair. Technicians need to fix loose duct joints and provide added insulation.

  1. Adjust the System’s Blower Fan’s Speed

Be sure to disconnect the power before doing the task. Locate the blower motor and identify the speed wires. Adjust the active speed wire and test the system. If you doubt your expertise about this matter, don’t hesitate to call a tech.

Professional Air Balancing with Rockwall One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating

Our professionals at Rockwall One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® go over major steps in air balancing which includes gathering the design information, system inspection, taking initial air flow reading, and comparing design to actual airflow. Diagnostic tests (TAB-testing, adjusting, balancing) are also performed in the ductwork.

When in doubt, don’t hesitate to give us a call for professional and reliable services.