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Test and Balance Report Chicago

If you need a test and balance report for the City of Chicago or to obtain your certificate of occupancy, you’ve come to the right place.

What happens all to often, is the test and balance report is not accounted for in anyone’s pricing. Were you surprised to find out you needed a test and balance report? Did your mechanical contractor not allow for this in his bid? Who’s responsibility is it?

Most of the time, the responsible party for the test and balance report is listed in the specifications, typically referred to as the 15990 or the 230593. Within this verbiage, it will usually spell out that the mechanical is to provide the test and balance report. On certain occasions,

On certain occasions, it will simply state that building owner is to provide a certified test and balance report.

The specifications may state that the building owner is responsible for securing the services of a test and balance contractor. This responsibility typically falls on the mechanical contractor and occasionally on the general contractor.

No matter who is responsible for including or subcontracting the test and balance report in Chicago, it is required by the City of Chicago Building Code, as well as the International Mechanical Code (IMC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Why do you need this? Poor system performance, inadequate air flow, and the resultant comfort issues have become a national energy pandemic.

Poor system performance, inadequate air flow, and the resultant comfort issues have become a national energy pandemic.

Think about how many times there have been service calls, call backs, or comfort related issues on your jobs, projects or in your buildings.

No matter what your opinion or position, test and balance in Chicago has come to the forefront or ensuring proper system performance.

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