Will Decorative Air Grilles or Vent Covers Affect Your HVAC System?

Vent covers allow conditioned air to reach your living spaces and are essential components of your HVAC system. They work together with air filters to remove air pollutants such as pollen, dirt and dust. Most times, homeowners don’t worry about decorative air grilles or vent covers unless they clash with a room’s decor.

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A trusted air conditioning repair expert explains how these components can affect your HVAC system in this post.

How Do Vent Systems Work?

You have two types of vents in your home: return vents and supply vents. The return vents are responsible for bringing air back into your HVAC system so it can continue regulating the temperature of your indoor space. It’s recommended to install return vents in every room of your house. You’ll usually see them higher off the ground on the interior walls of your home.

HVAC replacement experts suggest having supply vents in all rooms in your house as well. These vents allow conditioned air to reach your living spaces, helping achieve your desired temperature. You can find supply vents on outer walls, on the floor and under windows. Make sure that these vents aren’t too close to the return vents. This is to prevent the air coming from the supply vents from recirculating.

Can Decorative Air Vents Affect HVAC Performance?

Air vent covers come in a wide range of styles and colors to complement every design style. They shouldn’t be a concern as long as they’re the right size and are kept secure. Decorative vent covers can instantly transform the look of your home.

For your home’s HVAC needs, you can depend on Stone Heating and Air. We offer quality HVAC repair, replacement and maintenance services. Give us a call at (541) 855-5521 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment.

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