A central HVAC system means there are several vents installed throughout your home. They work together to circulate the air equally and maintain indoor air quality and comfort. However, don’t assume they’re all the same. There are different types installed for specific purposes. To understand more about the different vents in your home, heating and air conditioning repair expert Allison Air Conditioning discusses how each of them works:
Vents generalize the many types of ventilation found in your home. However, this won’t be technically accurate for some types. For example, the ones in the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry area are also vents but serve different purposes as they’re not directly connected to your central HVAC system. What this term refers to are the grilles, registers, and diffusers.
These are the coverings on the return air vents of your HVAC system. They’re similar to registers but don’t have any dampers as they’re only meant as a cover to allow air to pass through. They don’t have any moving components since they’re fixed vent covers that help maintain proper airflow. They’re also one of the easiest to maintain compared to the other vent types in your home!
These refer to the slatted openings that cover the supply vent of your central HVAC system, which is the vent that the conditioned air goes through to get into your home. They can be controlled by an adjustable damper, which is usually the rolling lever-type guides or levers on the side of the vent. These open and close them to manage how much airflow you get from the supply ducts. Don’t completely close the registers as they can affect how the air distributes to the rest of your home.
These may look similar to registers, but they’re often more rounded in design instead of in a rectangular shape. Diffusers help distribute the air evenly in a room or specific paths at once. They’re usually installed on ceilings to cover the air release outlet and will have the most design variations compared to the other vent types in your home.
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