When a building has been correctly air balanced the main evidence to those living in it is that the rooms are the same temperature. You can test the balance of temperature even if you're not equipped with an air balancing device.
Room Temperature App
The procedure for testing is easy. Test the temperature in every room. The building is balanced when they are within two degrees of one another. This is it in a simple terms.
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Start the system , and adjust the thermostat to the desired temperature. The system should be running until it cycles itself once or for at least fifteen minutes.
Begin by recording the time of day, and then take a measurement of the temperature of the air outside (be sure to test in the shade during hot, sunny days). Also, record the outside humidity.
Typically, because of speed and convenience the best option is to utilize an infrared thermometer for measuring the room temperatures. When determining the temperature of the room by using an infrared thermometer there are a few things you need to remember. Infrared sensors don't determine the temperature of air, therefore it is essential to pick an appropriate spot in each room to ensure that the readings are accurate to reflect the typical temperature of the room.
It is crucial to know how the infrared thermometer works. It is crucial to understand the test area that is read by the device. The beam area reads smaller than costly instruments. Infrared thermometers are all rated according to the ratio of the size of the test beam grows as distance from the instrument increases.
To achieve the ideal temperature in the room, the best test area is at chest height, against the wall and free of any airflow. The test location should also be kept away from direct sunlight or any other heat source. Measure the temperature in every room.
The next step is to determine the average temperature within the building by averaging the temperatures that you've just recorded in the building. It is best to discard the temperatures that are at the top and bottom. Next, take the average of all temperature readings and apply it to calculate a fair average.
Finally, subtract the variation between the average temperature of the building and each room temperature now to calculate the difference in degrees from the average for every room. For every room that has an increase in temperature of more than 2F, provide an instruction.
The test can be used to verify the accuracy of ACCA Manual J loads calculations. Certain assumptions about wall or ceiling R-Values and other building components are made when gathering the data needed for a Manual J calculation. You can test the accuracy of your calculations under extreme conditions of weather by measuring room temperatures.
Temperature testing is not valid in extreme weather conditions where there is a difference in temperature between the outside and the inside of at least 15F. If your house is at 70F and the outside is 70F this isn't the ideal time to effectively temperature balance.
Temperature is the most important aspect for our customers. To evaluate the performance of one your systems you could try balancing. It's a relatively quick easy process that can provide evidence of a job well accomplished.