As boring as they may be, there’s a overwhelming choice of top quality home Air Vents on the market to choose from which can blend in with the theme and décor of your rooms(s). Air return vents are often one of the most neglected part of home decoration, but they really don’t have to be. Air return vents are known to be unsightly, even disgusting looking things clogged with years of accumulated dust, mold, and mildew all clinging to the ventilation slats. The problem is that few folks are really interested or bothered in getting their ventilation heating and cooling system, including the air return vents, cleaned on a regular basis.
It is important to maintain air return vents though, because if too little outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can sometimes accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort problems indoors. It’s also essential to allow fresh air into airtight homes and buildings without wasting energy as this cures the “sick building syndrome” and limits structural damage due to moisture.
There are also ventilation fans which are used to extract moist air or steam out of the room, and these can be found chiefly in kitchens and bathrooms. Whatever, type of ventilation it is, the standard airing or freshening devices that comes with a new house are pretty bog basic to say the least.
But, have them we must, even if the air return vents are usually rather drab, ugly, metal things, covered with unsightly bars, one can’t help but understand why they aren’t really paid much attention too. But in reality, as mentioned above, there are a variety of options to spruce up the air return vents in your home.
Of course, the easiest solution is simply to get your old air return vents painted with a new lick of paint. You have to be careful when you do this, as if it is not correctly done, you can bung up the air return system with paint, but in reality, there really isn’t much too it. Most air return vents are in a position where they can be easily unscrewed, either with a standard screwdriver, or with a socket set. If they are in a hard to reach place, air return vents still can be almost always accessed with a ladder. Then it is simply a matter of taking down the air return vent, painting it, making sure to get rid of the excess paint so as not to obstruct airflow, and returning it to its proper place.
Of course, there are also the fashion options for air return vents. They come in various wood, metal, and a whole variety of other designs, sometimes with fancy bas relief or other types of decorations embossed on their surfaces. You can even have one custom designed and built, as they are really just a rectangular frame with slats to keep things from falling in.
If you’re a bit of a Handy Andy yourself, you might want to consider making new air return vents as a craft project. It’s the little things that please the better half! They can be made to match your furniture, artwork, floors, and the layout of your house quite perfectly, and it can really ad a flavor to your room to have everything including the air return vents match flawlessly.