What are air vent registers and grilles? Even if you don’t recognize the term, you know what the products are –– just look around the room you’re in! If you spot an air vent, you’re likely looking at a register or grille. The biggest difference between registers and grilles is that registers have dampers, which allow you to adjust how much air is coming into a room. You have the option to close an air vent register completely if you want to block air from coming into a room. Grilles don’t have dampers, which doesn’t allow you to adjust airflow, but their primary purpose is to allow air to circulate through your home.
A Bit of Background
Grilles and registers are both essential to your air conditioning system, but they also have a cosmetic purpose. Your heating and air conditioning system is a key part of your home, but it isn’t aesthetically pleasing. Registers and grilles offer an easy, unobtrusive solution to a problem you didn’t realize you had –– without them, your air conditioning unit would be visible. Registers and grilles are installed on the floor, wall or ceiling of a room. Even though they’re usually hard to spot unless you’re looking, you can purchase a decorative vent cover if you’re concerned about aesthetics. It’s important to clean your register and grille covers because they’re susceptible to gathering dust.
Brands We Love!
Air Boca sells and installs registers and grilles from trusted air conditioning brands like:
- American Standard
- FHP Manufacturing
- First Co.
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