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How to select HVAC Registers
A purpose of any HVAC register installed in your home is to distribute warm or cool air from the HVAC system through each room of the building. In addition to that, registers help you hide the duct openings by providing decorative covers to match the décor of your walls or ceilings. The following guide will help you know what details to pay attention to when selecting an HVAC register for your house or office.
First of all, there are various types of registers that offer various features and installation options. Here are the most common types: floor, wall, ceiling and toe-kick, you need to figure out which one suits you the best and then consider all of the other factors.
Floor registers can be easily installed without any mounting screws to hold them. In order to do that you need to have a specific opening in the floor that was designed along with the heating system of the building. To know what size of such register you need, you have to measure the rough opening and then look for cover to fit such dimensions.
Wall registers are perfect for heating systems where all of the duct and piping work is hidden in the walls. Such type of HVAC registers is slightly more complicated to install since just gravity won’t be enough to hold them into place. Wall registers are usually equipped with pre drilled holes that help you attach them to the wall with a couple of screws.
Ceiling registers the two of other types, can be round, square or rectangular and are oftentimes called diffusers. To know the size of such register you need to measure the rough opening in the ceiling. Not only that, before you select any diffusers it is important to ensure that they will fit the duct work installed in your HVAC system.
Finally, the last type of HVAC registers is toe-kick. Such type is used for vertical installation in locations other than the wall, for example, a cabinet. Since the installation space is restricted, toe-kick registers are usually very small and compact. They do, however, require mounting screws to be properly attached to the location.
After the type of your future HVAC register is selected, you can consider such factors as design, color options and price. We advise to select registers that will not only fit your installation needs, but will complement the décor of the room and will hide the holes in walls, ceiling and floor. As for the price, it all depends on many factors like the material of the register and the company that has manufactured it. Remember, though, that it is possible to find a high quality item within your price range, you’re just have to spend some additional time to do that.