HVAC testing, adjusting and balancing, commonly known as TAB, is a series of steps undertaken by professionals to ensure your HVAC system works properly. Once completed, TAB professionals should be able to give you a concise, easy-to-understand heater and AC troubleshooting system report indicating your HVAC system’s performance.
In order for a TAB report to be useful to you as a building owner or property manager, you’ll need to look for a few things:
Before accepting a report from a TAB “professional”, check that their report has certifications, or ask for help from a trusted AC repair services provider. Such credentials will assure you that the professional who provides you the report has been trained, vetted, tested and deemed trustworthy.
Remarks and Deficiencies
TAB reports should be able to explain your HVAC system’s overall condition and point out issues or deficiencies affecting its performance. If these deficiencies are addressed during the course of the TAB, the final TAB report should explain the system’s condition during the time of testing and the work that was done to handle any issues present.
Design Values and Actual Testing Data
A good TAB report will always point out any existing discrepancies between design values and actual data collected during testing. While these may appear confusing in the report, they will help determine if corrective action needs to be taken to ensure the system works as intended.
Floor Plans and Mechanical Drawings
Floor plans and mechanical drawings, no matter how simple they may be, make the TAB report much more useful, and are essential to every TAB report. Design professionals, facility managers and you as the end user will find a lack of floor plans or drawings frustrating, as this element connects all TAB report data together to form a single picture of how your system works.
Lastly, a TAB professional’s report should reflect professionalism. It must be well-organized and easy to understand regardless of the reader’s background or comprehension level, and must be presentable even if it contains hand-drawn floor plans or mechanical drawings.
Aside from letting you know how your HVAC system is performing, a good TAB report will also indicate whether or not you need to call a professional for AC services.
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