In addition to providing testing and balancing for new or replacement systems, we investigate the root cause for poor equipment performance and make suggestions to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency.
We are frequently called on to scrutinize problems with starting and stopping manifolded systems, air handling units not operating to capacity and lack of water flow through hydronic systems. If building occupants chronically complain about the indoor temperature, we troubleshoot for blockages, components not working and duct leakage, the latter especially with underfloor systems. We can also suggest adjustments direct digital controls that have been improperly set up or set with the wrong sequence.
For smoke control systems we check for failures of dampers closing, fans starting and sealed barriers. For hospitals and laboratories, we pinpoint problems with pressurization systems and adjust controls to maintain a healthy environment.