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My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


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HVAC Systems: Why Is Air Balancing So Important?

by Rita Richardson

As a homeowner, you own different systems that help you improve your home's functionality and ensure indoor comfort. One such unit is your HVAC system; without it, the weather outside would influence your indoor temperatures and make your home unbearable to live in. That's why you should get the most service out of the unit.

Most homeowners don't realize the importance of air-balancing their HVAC system until it's too late. Air balancing is a process where different aspects of airflow within HVAC systems are adjusted to ensure that the indoor environment is comfortable for occupants. This optimization also helps reduce energy usage and maintenance costs. Here are four reasons why air balancing is essential. 

Improved Air Quality

An HVAC system that isn't properly balanced can cause poor indoor air quality due to compromised airflow. This is because there will be poor circulation of conditioned air in certain areas of the home.

This can lead to dampness, dust buildup, mold, and other allergens, which can be hazardous to one's health. Air balancing ensures that there is a consistent amount of air pressure in all areas of the building or home, which helps improve indoor air quality. 

Greater Comfort

Poorly balanced HVAC systems can lead to hot spots or cold spots throughout the home; certain rooms may be too warm while others are too cold, resulting in an uncomfortable environment for your family members. Thankfully, with proper air balancing, you will have greater temperature control over each room, allowing for a more comfortable indoor environment. 

Increased Energy Efficiency

Suppose a ductwork system isn't properly balanced. In that case, it could result in higher energy bills as the HVAC system needs to work harder to deliver conditioned air throughout your home. If you notice that the unit is constantly running or if your energy bills are higher than usual, it may be time to get an air balance.

Contact an HVAC technician who will properly balance your system so that you can save on energy costs. Properly balanced systems help reduce energy waste by ensuring that all the rooms in your house are evenly cooled or heated with no additional strain on the unit. 

Reduced Noise

Unbalanced systems can often cause noise problems as they struggle to operate correctly. To prevent noisy operation, you should ensure your equipment can evenly distribute cooled or heated air throughout your home. As such, the equipment's components, like the fans, won't be strained as they struggle against improper pressure levels within each room.

Air balancing your HVAC systems is essential for achieving maximum performance from your heating and cooling equipment. It also provides great comfort and improved indoor air quality for you and your family or employees. Then why wait? Contact a professional and learn more about HVAC system air balancing today.