Top 5 Reasons we get called for an HVAC Test & Balance


Author: Allison Sternad –

An “air balance” is a process for measuring the performance of an HVAC system, and for providing the occupants with a comfortably conditioned space according to design specifications. In other words, it is an overall health check for your HVAC systems to make sure the equipment is mechanically sound, that there is positive building pressure and that the thermostat and air flow are adjusted properly.  –Greg DuChane, Trane

A test and balance service serves the same purpose as changing the oil in a car to keep the engine running healthily.  Preventative maintenance for any vehicle or piece of equipment is understandably a best practice for avoiding high stress circumstances, such as a car break-down in the middle of a deserted road.  In the context of HVAC, a high stress circumstance could be losing your air conditioning on a hot August day and watching customers leave the building!  See our top 5 reasons we get from customers who call for us to come out and balance their stores:

To learn more and see pictures of many of these circumstances, read HVAC Test & Balance: Defined with Examples from the Field

Authored By: Allison Sternad

Allison Sternad is the marketing manager at Melink Corporation. Allison manages all Melink's content and connects readers with key subject matter experts to deliver helpful, education on geothermal HVAC, kitchen hood ventilation controls, and HVAC testing and balancing. She can be reached at [email protected]