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What is a Ventilation Verification Assessment?

A Ventilation Verification is a physical assessment of the existing Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system and its infrastructure.

The assessment is performed by a skilled, trained and certified HVAC or Testing, Adjusting & Balancing (TAB) technician. The resulting assessment report allows HVAC professionals, including TAB contractors, to make recommendations for adjustments, repairs, upgrades or replacements based on the physical inspection.

Take a moment to review the steps for a successful Ventilation Verification:

Step 1:

Find a Professional and Schedule a Visit

Contact a qualified HVAC professional offering Ventilation Verification services. Search here to find a qualified contractor in your area.

Step 2:

Schedule and Perform a Ventilation Verification

At the scheduled appointment, a highly skilled and trained HVAC professional or a TAB technician will visit the building or buildings to complete the following measures as part of an assessment:

  • Check for maximum filtration efficiency
  • Assess outside air delivery rate
  • Verify the appropriate condition and operation of ventilation components
  • Measure air distribution through all system inlets and outlets
  • Check building air pressures
  • Verify that control sequences are operating as specified
  • Verify carbon dioxide sensors and acceptable carbon dioxide concentrations indoors
  • Collect field data for the installation of mechanical ventilation if none exist
  • Produce a written report including ventilation rates for each occupied area

Step 3:

Review Findings and Identify Issues

Once the assessment is complete, the professional or the contractor should provide you with a detailed report within a few days. This data will determine how effectively your systems ensure your building is properly ventilated. The information can then be used by the contractor and/or a design professional to recommend corrective actions to address any issues in either the mechanical ventilation system or another section of your building’s HVAC infrastructure. These recommendations will be in line with current industry standards.  

Specifically, recommendations include:

  • Proper installation of filters meeting the optimal level of filtration
  • Installation of carbon dioxide sensors
  • Identification of components requiring upgrades, repairs or replacements

Step 4:

Remediate Issues

Once you have the recommendation(s) in hand, you can begin correcting any existing issues.  

Some steps in this process may include:  

  • Working with a design professional to develop cost-efficient solutions to address ventilation challenges that exist within your building.  
  • Reviewing possible funding opportunities for remediation and repair projects. Since the COVID pandemic, state and federal legislation has made several funding options available. These include (but are not limited to): 
    • Funds available through the American Rescue Plan 
    • Funds available through the Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) program 
    • Appropriate state and local funding initiatives.  

Find an HVAC Professional

It takes a highly trained HVAC professional to conduct a ventilation verification, test and balance an HVAC system, or repair and replace it. If you care about the air you and your tenants breathe, your search for cleaner air starts here.