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HVAC Repair Service

Test and Fix Static Pressure

If your HVAC system is acting up. There is a good chance you have a static pressure air flow problem. It is essential for you system to operate within the equipment manufacturers design specifications. Our vetted HVAC Pros know how to measure and test static pressure. And make system recommendations accordingly. So that your system operates correctly.

What to expect when fixing static pressure

The Logistics

After making initial contact, we will connect you with one of our vetted HVAC Pros in your area.  Each pro is vetted for technical knowledge, and customer service skills.

Next, we will arrange a time to perform the HVAC service that is convenient for you.

Testing HVAC static pressure takes around 30-45 minutes.

After testing static pressure, recommendations are made. Depending on the case, solutions can be to add or remove supply or return ducts. Adjust fan speed settings. Or seal leaks in the ductwork.

If the solution to fix high or low static pressure is to add, remove, or resize supply or return ducts, or seal leaks in the ductwork. It will generally require another visit and will require additional fees.

Payment is made directly to the HVAC Pro.

The Work

The HVAC static pressure test is done at the air handling unit of the HVAC system. Either the gas furnace or air handler.

The gas furnace or air handler is typically located in an attic, crawlspace, basement, or closet.

Once located, a few holes are drilled into the HVAC equipment to allow access for pressure probes to be inserted.

The system is turned on, and must kick into high gear. It is essential that static pressure is measured when the system is operating at full speed.

The pressure readings are taken with probes along the different points in the system and noted for future reference.

Once all readings are taken the system is turned off.

The HVAC Pro then calculates the pressure readings taken within the different points in the system. To determine if there is a static pressure problem. And where it is within the system.

The problem can be with the return side ducting, a restrictive air filter, a dirty evaporator coil, or supply side ducting. In some cases it can be dirty ducting.

The HVAC Pro will make recommendations accordingly.

Important Things to Know

A static pressure test does not solve static pressure problems. It identifies the source of the problem and provides recommendations on how to fix it.

A static pressure test cannot be done on a ductless HVAC system.

You may also want to consider getting a complete system diagnosis. Often times, there are other underlying problems that should be addressed.

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