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Replace Dull Vent Covers with Stunning Architectural Details
If you live in a home with central air or heat, you likely have numerous air vents throughout the house, covered with ugly, industrial-looking vent covers. Or, maybe the exterior of your house has one or more foundation vent covers that detract from the curb appeal of your home.
While each type of wall vent cover serves an important purpose, you don’t have to keep any of the basic industrial vent covers that came with your house or HVAC system. You can swap them out for stunning vent covers from Beaux-Arts Classic Products to match your home’s unique aesthetic.
In this post, we explore the most common wall vent cover types in most homes, why they’re important, and how to replace them.
Why Are Vent Covers Necessary?
Indoor air vent covers are essential for the proper operation of your HVAC system. Without the vent openings themselves, you wouldn’t get the air flow you want in your house. Additionally, the vent covers help to hide these openings in your walls, floors and ceiling, preventing unwanted objects from entering and helping to direct air flow.
On the exterior of your home, foundation vent covers help to create air flow in spaces where air doesn’t circulate, such as crawl spaces.
Inside your home, there are two types of vents that function as part of your home’s heating or cooling system:
Supply air vent covers
Supply vents are the ones that blow the heated or cooled air into a room to change the temperature of the room. You can usually find these vents along the top of a wall or in the floor.
Return vents are the ones that draw in air from the house so that it can be heated or cooled. The air then goes into the HVAC system where it can be “conditioned.” Return vents are located centrally in the house and tend to be higher up on a wall. They help regulate the air flow in the house, so they aren’t usually located right next to a supply vent.
Why These Covers Tend To Be Eyesores
Neither vent type is typically attractive, even though they are both absolutely necessary to keep your house at the desired temperature. During the installation process, each vent in the house will have a vent cover placed over it. The air vent covers work in tandem with the vents and the HVAC system to regulate the air flow throughout the house. But it’s not the job of HVAC installers to provide an attractive wall vent cover. They simply choose the most basic options available from their suppliers.
Though the vent covers that come with the vents are really basic (typically an industrial white metal), you don’t have to be stuck with them. Beaux-Arts Classic Products offers numerous styles of decorative vent covers designed with stunning architectural details.
Choosing The Best Decorative Air Vent Covers
There are numerous air vent covers on the market, but it’s important that you choose the ones that will suit your home. Not only do they need to look attractive and match your decor, but they also need to be functional. Remember, the primary purpose of indoor air vent covers is to regulate the air flow in your house to keep it at the right temperature. Having attractive vents will be meaningless if your room temperature is uncomfortable.
At Beaux-Arts Classic Products, we manufacture and sell decorative HVAC grilles and vent covers in more than 60 sizes. All of our products are designed to look like wall art or decorative panels that add to your home’s style, rather than detract from it. Our indoor air vent covers also include a trim molding around the edges that adds a touch of elegance to any room.
Exterior Architectural Details Complimented By Functional Works Of Art
We also have decorative outdoor / foundation vent covers for crawl space ventilation. If your home is raised or has a basement, you likely have some external air vents that help manage the air flow in the bottom part of the house. Much like traditional indoor vents covers, basic outdoor vent covers are typically unattractive and can start to rust after a while. By replacing them with our decorative air vent covers, you will add to your home’s exterior appeal with attractive and functional architectural designs.
Plus, coming soon: The New Empire Style Foundation Vent Cover. Designed and manufactured in the USA, this new wall vent cover looks stunning and functions better than any other foundation covers in the marketplace.
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