Commercial Air Balancing Description
Certification Course

Commercial Air Balancing

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This completely redesigned Commercial Air Balancing Certification course helps equip HVAC professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to balance commercial HVAC systems up to 25 tons, including Kitchen Exhaust and Make-Up Air systems.

Deliver High Quality Air Balancing Services and Professional Reports

An increasing number of HVAC and energy professionals are discovering the importance of testing and balancing their installations. Many are also recognizing the opportunity to provide independent balancing services. Additionally more and more code officials, building departments and utility programs are requiring certified balancing reports for both new construction and replacement and renovation work.

This class is also ideal for facility management professionals and on-staff service techs who need to test and balance systems within their plants and commercial facilities.

NCI's completely updated 3-day program gives the HVAC professional a comprehensive education on the airside testing and adjusting processes needed to maximize air delivery and overall performance. We start with the basics of pressure, temperature and air flow testing and build up to more complex air balancing techniques.

Why NCI's Air Balancing Training is Different

Our Air Balancing training was created from the ground-up based on many years of actual field experience, practical NCI standards, and simplification of often complex engineering concepts and terminology. For example, this class will help you understand what fan laws do, how they work, and how using them to make pulley adjustments affects system balance. You'll also learn how to overcome the common obstacles you'll run into in the field while adjusting and balancing most commercial systems. By passing the exam on day three, you will earn NCI's exclusive Commercial Air Balancing Certification for systems up to 25 tons

NCI is the world leader in HVAC System Performance training and Air Balancing. We built the industry's best practices, processes and forms, and have been teaching them for nearly two decades!

Who should attend?
• HVAC Professionals
• Energy Raters
• Energy Improvement Contractors
• Builders
• Facility Managers & Technicians
• Engineers
• Property Managers
• NCI Certified Air Balancer

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Commercial Air Balancing Program Overview

The Key Elements of Air Balancing

  • Commercial Air Balancing Overview
  • NCI Commercial Air Balance Specification
  • Estimating and Selling Balancing Work
  • Preparing for a Balancing Project
  • Static Pressure Testing
  • Static Pressure Profiles
  • Traversing Airflow
  • Electrical and RPM Testing

Balancing Principles, Techniques and Reporting

  • Fan Laws - Effects of Changes in Pulley Diameter, Static Pressure, Amp Draw and Horsepower
  • Measuring and Adjusting Register and Grille Airflow
  • Proportional Balancing
  • Temperature Testing and Final Testing
  • Publishing the Final Report
  • Review ComfortMaxx™ Software


Economizers and Kitchen Exhaust Systems

  • Economizer Fundamentals
  • Measure and Adjust Economizer Airflow
  • Kitchen Exhaust System Fundamentals
  • Kitchen Exhaust System Balancing and Reporting
  • Exercises with ComfortMaxx™ software

The day concludes with NCI's exclusive Commercial Air Balancing certification exam (optional)


Commercial Air Balancing Training Fees (Certification fees not included)

Training only - Nonmember Price: $1,105
Training only - Member Price: $964

NCI Bucks NCI Members Earn $48 NCI Bucks!
Learning Excellence Program Subscribers Earn $145 NCI Bucks!


Commercial Air Balancer Certification Fees:

Certification exam: $95 per exam.

NCI certifications are valid for two years. Recertification is achieved with 8 hours of NCI continuing education.


Up to 16 NCI Recertification hours are also available with this class – Call Customer Care at 800-633-7058 to enroll in Recertification. CLICK HERE to view qualifying Recertifications for this class.

Recertification Fees: With paid Commercial Air Balancing class and certification exam above: Add $95 per 8-hour qualifying recertification – maximum two recertifications.

Recertification Training Fees: Recertification only- 8-hours of Commercial Air Balancing training (training included - no certification exam): $535 per Recertification

Continuing Education Credit

This class qualifies for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for NATE and BPI recertification, and for licensing CEUs in several states. CLICK HERE To learn more.

Upcoming Training Events:

Commercial Air Balancing Training Program

Sep 17 thru Sep 19 Stevens Equip. Supply - Denver CO
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Commercial Air Balancing Training Program

Dec 10 thru Dec 12 Rheem - Roswell GA
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  Average Knowledge Increase
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  • 74.69%
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Upcoming Training & Events

Residential HVAC System Performance & Air Balancing Training Program
Aug 27 thru Aug 29 in Daikin Comfort Technologies - Mentor, OH
Residential HVAC System Performance & Air Balancing Training Program
Sep 04 thru Sep 06 in Stevens Equip. Supply - Eagan, MN
Commercial Air Balancing Training Program
Sep 17 thru Sep 19 in Stevens Equip. Supply - Denver, CO
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