This article provides useful information on covers for air vents, why they are used and how to go about purchasing one. It also covers some tips on how to get the best deal.
Air vents are widely used in a number of different buildings where air con is present and therefore commercial and public properties such as schools, shops and hospitals have these installed. Covers can be purchased for them for air flow purposes and to improve the overall look. Covers can also be used for speaker systems, privacy screens or decoration.
Air vent covers come in a range of colours, shapes, sizes and types, so there is plenty of choice, making it easy to find the right one for you. Typically, the covers come in square, circular or rectangular shapes in a variety of sizes and finishes. Choosing a finish will help you to match it to the surrounding décor to ensure that it blends in well and does not look bad. It is important that the vents are covered well and do not stand out too much as this could ruin the room’s décor. You obviously do not want a cheap, tacky looking plastic one, so opting for metal is a good idea to ensure quality and durability.
Vent covers can come with straight sides, sometimes with angle, flat or T section frames that are pre-fitted for ease of installation. Some covers come with diffuser screens so check with your supplier before purchasing to see if this applies to your order. They can act as an insect proof barrier and diffuse air flow, as well as improving the appearance.
Custom designs can also be ordered from certain companies if you need a specific shape or size for example, that most standard ones are not suitable for. This service will probably cost extra, but it can be ideal in finding the perfect cover for your vent.
Vent covers can be fitted to walls, ceilings and floors. Ask for help if you are unsure which one to go for as a professional can guide you in selecting the right product for your needs. Be sure to compare various covers in order to find the best value for money as it may be cheaper to get one elsewhere. A little bit of research can go a long way.
You may need to get a professional to install the cover for you if you do not have experience in doing so or do not want to climb up to the height it is needed, if on a wall or ceiling for example. Floor vent covers may have different requirements to walls and ceilings, as you need to make sure no one trips over them or that items are lost inside. Some suppliers may provide an installation service on top of the product price, most likely for an additional charge, so ask about this before purchasing, as well as any other questions you may have.