WHY IS ONE ROOM IN MY HOUSE HOTTER THAN THE OTHERS?
If one room in your home is more warm than the others, and you’ve already checked for closed duct vents, you may have an unbalanced HVAC system.
An unbalanced air conditioning system means that each room in your home is not getting an equal amount of conditioned air flow.
Unbalanced HVAC systems can be induced by inadequate installations or a flaw in the design and construction of your HVAC install.
COMMON PROBLEMS OF AN UNBALANCED HVAC SYSTEM:
- Insufficient quantity (or too many) vents in each room.
- Poorly insulated ductwork.
- Ductwork length too great and limits air flow.
- Ductwork design flaw.
- Undersized or oversized HVAC
- If your home had an addition or renovation you were unaware of before you came into possession.
Incorrect quantity of necessary vents.
An unbalanced HVAC system is not generally something that can be fixed by the average DIY person.
HOW DO YOU BALANCE AN HVAC SYSTEM?
Ensuring that all the air being distributed through your ductwork has an equal flow is the process of “balancing.”
First, an HVAC inspection needs to be completed. Then, a proper load calculation and air flow test is conducted to help zero in on the root cause. Finally, a plan for remedying can then be executed.
WHY SHOULD I BALANCE MY HVAC UNIT?
- Extends the life of your air conditioner
- Eliminates unequal hot and cold rooms
- Increases energy efficiency and can lower your utility bills.