With average high temperatures in Phoenix during the summer surpassing 104 degrees, an efficient HVAC unit is a critical element of a comfortable home. If a new unit is within your future, it makes good sense to educate yourself not only about the most effective unit, but also about air balancing. To ensure that the unit operates at optimal efficiency levels, an expert should test the system, measuring the amount of airflow at each grille. This is important because it is not unusual for a system to run 30 to 50 percent below what it should, causing hot spots and poor circulation throughout the home.
An air duct system that is dirty or poorly adjusted will not distribute conditioned air consistently between rooms. When one of the experts from Wolff Mechanical measures the airflow, he is measuring the system performance. A heating and cooling professional with diagnostic experience can tell you whether the unit must be replaced or if another issue is present. He can identify any significant blockage or leakage and adjust the volume of airflow into each room. If you replace the unit without addressing other possible issues, you may spend a significant amount of money without resolving problems with the distribution of conditioned air.
The process begins with a pressure check at each grille. Next, a technician will use a hygrometer to measure both temperature and humidity levels. He will measure the static pressure created by the fan. These tests will help determine the efficiency of the system and the best way to optimize it. The ultimate goal of air balancing is consistent humidity and temperature in each room.
The experts at Wolff Mechanical have been serving the Valley of the Sun for more than 24 years. Contact us for all of your air conditioning and heating needs.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Phoenix Valley area of Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).