What are the Alternatives...
There's nothing like AirFlowBalance® ...
While there is growing recognition of the need and value of ”air flow balancing” in the residential and light commercial market, the "solutions" currently being offered are limited to messy and expensive re-work of existing ducts or installation of additional ducts and blowers which address problem areas but do not account for the subsequent impact on other areas of the home. "To date, we are unaware of any other company combining the extensive industry knowledge relating to residential home air flow with proven methodologies and processes, combined with the unique analytical software that we use to precisely deliver consistent, even temperatures in every room of a living or work structure with forced air heating and/or cooling using the home's existing HVAC (Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning) system and duct work."
• Home energy auditing and home performance consultants:
Combining an understanding of building performance with a whole system approach, blower door testing and infrared technology, home performance consultants perform a diagnostic assessment of the home or building. They point out inefficiencies and suggest various ways to improve the efficiency of the current system(s) and provide a summary of findings that includes recommendations for solving the specific problems (high energy bills, rooms too hot or cold, etc.).
The average cost of the service is $300-$500 and their "product" is expert advice.
AirFlowBalance® does more than simply give homeowners a list of possible reasons why their home isn't heating or cooling properly - we deliver solutions.
• Duct Sealing:
Duct sealing is a relatively new technology that improves the efficiency of forced air heating and cooling systems by eliminating air leaks in duct work from the inside out. The process puts escaping air under pressure and causes polymer particles to stick first to the edges of a leak, then to each other until the leak is closed. The results are better sealed duct work and energy savings over time. While a valuable service, it does not solve the problem of uneven temperatures in the home. The cost of this service begins at around $2,500.
At less than 1/3rd the cost of duct sealing, AirFlowBalance® delivers efficiency and comfort to every room of the home.
• HVAC companies:
HVAC companies (Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning) may suggest replacing filters and cleaning vents on a regular basis and may offer a “free energy audit". Some even advertise “Air Balancing”. If you decide to replace your system with a new system or rework the current system, the structure will still have uneven airflow and temperature from room to room. Remember, a larger HVAC system will not correct air flow problems…it will only magnify them. We partner with qualified HVAC companies to provide a better solution. The average cost for a new HVAC system is $5,000 - $10,000.
To make every room of a home comfortable it's not about how much air is blowing, it's about where it goes. At only 7 - 15% of the cost of a new HVAC system, AirFlowBalance® delivers precisely the right about of warm or cool air to every room using a home's existing system.
• Free energy audits:
Free energy audits are commonly offered by local utility companies, or through a local energy program funded by the government. These are usually ‘walk through’ energy audits that offer standard, general recommendations for energy improvement, typically aimed at lowering energy bills. They usually will not conduct any testing.
As with home or building energy audits, AirFlowBalance® does more than simply give occupants reasons why the structure isn't heating or comfortable - we deliver solutions.
• Insulation Companies:
Although adding insulation to your home saves money over time and improves comfort and inhibits heat flow through the building envelope of your work or living space…the temperature in the structure will not be balanced. The occupants will still experience hot and cold spots throughout the structure. A qualified home or building energy auditor will need to provide an insulation check as a part of a whole-house and/or building energy assessment to evaluate the proper amount and type, R-Value and the thickness or depth (inches) of the insulation needed. The average cost to properly and efficiently insulate the average U.S. home is $1300, not including the cost of the evaluation.
There is no need for any alternative!
AirFlowBalance® is the best solution and will pay for itself in 12-24 months in energy savings! Calculate the Cost for your home or building today and start saving tomorrow!
AirFlowBalance® is the BEST alternative!