Testing a building ensures that the engineer’s design criteria is achieved for the building. During the testing phase, design and construction deficiencies such as hot or cold spots, drafts, odours or noisy areas may be identified early and solutions may be implemented quickly by the contractor or recommendations can be made to suppliers to rectify the issue prior to delivery.
The results of Testing and Balancing in new construction projects are invaluable to the new building owner and the management team, considering the cost of the building. Through these procedures, solutions to complex system performance problems are found and corrected prior to the expiration of the equipment and defect liability period.
For existing buildings, it’s never too late. These procedures will assure the HVAC systems are operating as per the design specifications. This will help avoid unnecessary heating and cooling over expenditures, occupant discomfort and potential air quality problems.