Most homeowners do not put much attention to their vent covers. While others place great importance on how their vent covers appear with respect to their home decorations, some understand that there is much more in them in terms of functionality – and this is something everyone should pay attention to. Here are a few of the important points you should remember about the types of vent covers and the help they offer to your HVAC and home. What Are Vent Covers? As what the name implies, vent covers are covering your HVAC system’s vent opening, which circulates the heated or conditioned air throughout your home. They are designed to direct the airflow from your ventilation system to the respective location inside your home. Types of Vent Covers Here are two types of vent covers that an HVAC system is composed of:
- Supply Vents: Supply vents allow the heated or conditioned air from the HVAC system to enter the rooms in your home. They are commonly found on the floors, under the windows or on the outer walls, and are ideally positioned separated from the return vents in order to prevent air re-circulation.
- Return Vents: Return vents suck in the unconditioned or unheated air from your rooms and carry it to your HVAC system through the ducts for conditioning or heating process. They are more centrally seen in rooms and often positioned on interior walls that are higher off the ground.
- Better Comfort
- Low Energy Bill
- Enhance Your Home’s Aesthetics