8 Reasons to Buy the SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument

SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument and PredictAir™ Application Software

Air balancing is the process of testing and adjusting an HVAC system to deliver the correct amount of air to each room of a building. The most common tool used in air balancing is an air flow hood, which measures the volume of air coming out of a diffuser in order to find areas of the system where the flow is limited. The 2016 Dealer Design Award-winning SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument, Series SAH, was designed by your HVAC market leader to be the most accurate and easy to operate air flow hood on the market. But what exactly gives the Series SAH an advantage against comparable products? Continue reading “8 Reasons to Buy the SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument”

Work Smarter, Not Harder. Hydronic Balancing Simplified.

I often get asked, how should one simplify the hydronic balancing process? Since system blueprints will specify exactly where to set the balancing valves on the hydronic system to achieve proportional flow, it may seem simple enough for an installing contractor to determine the pressure drop through each circuit; however, hydronic systems are rarely installed exactly as designed. Continue reading “Work Smarter, Not Harder. Hydronic Balancing Simplified.”

Wireless Hydronic Balancing Kit Receives AHR Innovation Award

Wireless Hydronic Balancing Kit, Series 490W

Dwyer Instruments, Inc. was recognized for excellence in product design in the 2019 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. The contest was judged by members of ASHRAE with over 20 years of professional engineering experience. The Wireless Hydronic Balancing Kit, Series 490W, was the award winner in the Tools and Instruments product category. Continue reading “Wireless Hydronic Balancing Kit Receives AHR Innovation Award”

Why Does the SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument Measure a Lower Flow than Traditional Air Flow Hoods?

Many new users of the award-winning SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument (Series SAH) compare their new readings to those of their old, traditional air flow hoods. While the readings on a 3 cone step diffuser, 4 way diffuser and many return registers are very similar; users have noticed that swirl diffusers, slot diffusers and other directional diffusers give a lower reading on the SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument when compared to traditional air flow hoods. Continue reading “Why Does the SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument Measure a Lower Flow than Traditional Air Flow Hoods?”