What makes Melink TAB different from a local balance company? Why does your service take longer than local providers?

Our national TAB service is not the same as a local or regional firm. We have earned a reputation for professionalism, integrity, thoroughness and service excellence. We take a holistic approach toward HVAC problem solving and do not limit our scope of work to simply measuring and adjusting airflows. We complete a comprehensive inspection of the HVAC systems with an 82+ point checklist; many other TAB firms don’t provide any checklist.

We don’t sub-contract out our work so we have the best grip on quality.

As an independent TAB company, we work directly for the owner. We don’t install, design or manufacture the systems, so we are truly neutral.

How will air balance solve my problem of rooms having different temperatures?

An air balance ensures that airflow is properly distributed throughout the building as designed by the mechanical engineer, which in turns helps achieve the intended temperatures and comfort level of the various spaces. In an unbalanced building, airflows may be too high or too low, making it difficult or even impossible to maintain proper space temperatures and occupant comfort.

How does Melink offer a holistic approach toward HVAC problem solving?

Melink not only air balances your HVAC system, but we also commission it. We review the design, test the equipment, inspect the installation and check the sequence of operation. Basically, we are there to make sure the owner gets the HVAC system specified for the project. Think of us as a direct extension of your construction or facilities department.

How would facilities managers use TAB for preventative maintenance decisions?

If you have a new construction site that we balanced, then a year later you have comfort problems, we can look at that report as a baseline and re-measure the airflows to solve the problems. During the TAB work, we can inspect and report the condition and maintenance of your HVAC equipment, which the facility manager could use to evaluate the effectiveness of current preventative maintenance programs and needed repairs.

How often should existing buildings be rebalanced?

Existing buildings should be rebalanced every three to five years. However, your facility might need to be rebalanced more frequently if employee and customer complaints arise or if any of the problems listed above occur.

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If you’re doing any remodels or replacing HVAC equipment.

Relevant codes: ASHRAE 62.1 recommendation is every three to five years for outdoor air verification