Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that many of the benefits and nuances of our industry may not be completely understood and we would like to assist you in better understanding what we do. As such, we have provided this brief question and answer.
Q: What is air balancing?
A: Air Balancing is the testing, adjustment and “balance” of air flow and outside air provided into a specific space, which will maintain the desired temperature and air changes that have been determined by the buildings engineer or operator.
Q: What is Building Commissioning (Cx)?
A: Is the process of ensuring that all building system were installed properly and perform to the original design intent, project team specifications and the owner's operational needs. Due to the technical advancements in building construction and the sophistication of building systems installed in new construction, commissioning is absolutely necessary.
Q: What is Retro-Commissioning (RCx)?
A: Is a systematic survey or investigation of a building’s current operation and maintenance. RCx is implemented to ensure a building continues to perform properly over the course of time. Ro-Bar will complete an inclusive and systematic review of how equipment and systems operate, but also to optimize how all systems are functioning together in a holistic manner.
Q: Air rushes in or out of my business when I open the outside door...it
feels pressurized. Is this a problem and what can I do?
A: Yes, this is a problem, but it is a problem that can be easily addressed. The overall pressure of your building has probably never been setup or addressed to ensure energy efficiency, comfort and a healthy environment for your employees. The Ro-Bar experts can do a survey, fix the pressure problem and provide you insight on the current state of your business, restaurant or facility.
Q: What is water balancing?
A: Hydronics (water systems) may be defined as the process of heating and cooling through the use of fluids. A hydronic system is also known as a closed circuit system in which water is used to transfer heat or cooling to or from a conditioned space with the use of a boiler, water heater, chiller, cooling tower. Water is “balanced” to ensure enough flow is being provided to a specific heat or cooling transfer unit in order to transfer enough heat to maintain the temperature of a specific space.