Adam adjusts a supply air grille.
Increase comfort levels and maximize energy efficiency by properly air balancing the systems.
What is Air Balancing?
Ventilation systems are designed by Engineers to meet the requirements of buildings. The design considers the heating and cooling loads on the building, as well as ventilation requirements for the health and safety of the occupants. The systems are then installed, and then the air balancing is implemented.
Air balancing is the process of adjusting the system to operate to the design intent. The air handling equipment, and each supply, return, and exhaust terminal is balanced to the design airflow requirements. Achieving the correct airflows ensures each room can be heated and cooled properly, as well as providing sufficient outside air for the occupants. Some exhaust systems remove harmful chemicals and fumes from our building, and the proper set-up of these is vital to human safety.
There are many different types of systems, and with a staff that has over 140 years experience in the balancing of mechanical systems we have the technical expertise to balance each type.
The Benefits of Air Balancing
The proper tuning of the systems can:
- Save energy by tuning the systems to operate at their most efficient energy levels.
- Save cost by reducing energy consumption – we have experienced energy reduction as high as 47% in the past.
- Air balancing your systems is good for the environment as well as the pocketbook!
The proper balancing of systems:
- Provides the most comfortable environment for building occupants. No one wants to work in freezers, overheated rooms, or wind tunnels.
- Proper system setup can help ensure building occupants are working in safe environments. Fume hood face velocities can be health and safety critical, as can room pressurization levels.
- Save energy by tuning the systems to operate at their most efficient energy levels. We have achieved up to 47% savings on system energy and energy costs in the past.
- Besides producing comfortable and safe environments for building occupants, Air Balancing of systems is good for the environment as well as the pocketbook!
Dynamic Flow Balancing is a Certified Member of the Canadian Associated Air Balance Council.