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Different Temperatures In Different Rooms? Here’s What To Do.

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Over the several years of HVAC service in Charleston and the Lowcountry, one of the most common complaints/frustrations Carolina Climate Control receives from homeowners and business owners is temperature variance in different rooms of their homes or businesses.

Here’s how we’ve helped them balance the temperatures in their homes or place of business:

Step 1. Add Manual Dampers

manual air damperIf they aren’t already installed in your home or business, we’ll install manual dampers (pictured to the left) to your air ducts. These dampers control the amount of air that comes out of your vents, allowing us to precisely control how much cold or hot air that enters the room through your HVAC system.

Step 2. Test CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute)

measuring CFMAfter we intall the manual dampers, we’ll test the amount of air coming out of each vent in your home. The amount of air coming out of your vents is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM), which essentially is the volume of air per minute that is blown out of each vent.

Step 3. Balance Dampers

Once the air volume coming out of each vent is measured and noted, we’ll then assess the proper air flow that should be coming out of each vent, according to your measurements and balance the air flow using the manual dampers we installed earlier.

Step 4. Re-test CFM

Now that we’ve balanced your HVAC system using the manual dampers, we’ll do one more test on each of the vents of your home or business to ensure the CFM is correct and everything is balanced.

Step 5. Enjoy!

Your home or business HVAC system is now balanced and you can stay cool (or warm) wherever you go!

As always, if you need help with air balancing in your home or business in Charleston or the Lowcountry, don’t hesitate to give us a call: (843) 870-2076 or schedule a service here.

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