There aren't many things more frustrating than an air conditioning that refuses to run. A hot, muggy home can make your space incredibly uncomfortable, which is why I have always focused on maintaining my air conditioning system. Unfortunately, I still run into problems from time to time and I am sure that all of you do, which is one of the reasons I decided to build this website. Check out these posts for more information about keeping your system working beautifully, even if you aren't naturally good at fixing things. You never know, making the right changes could dramatically improve your summertime experience.
When designing a new home, you have to think about the ducting and registers. Specifically, you have to consider how they can affect not just the airflow throughout your home but also the look of your interior. That is, you want your registers to be relatively hidden so that they don't distract or take away from the style of your walls. There are really quite a lot of things to consider when it comes to your ducting and air registers. This article should help you make smarter decisions so that your central HVAC is not only efficient but also that it is aesthetically pleasing.
First of all, you can make this project much easier on yourself if you make sure your duct openings are standard sizes. That is, if you try to make custom-sized openings, you will also need to have custom-sized registers. Of course, this is going to represent an extra expense, and it can be very inconvenient when you consider the long-term implications. For example, if you want to change your registers down the road, you will have to buy custom products. This is going to be more expensive and inconvenient.
Air Return Register
It is also important to consider is the air return register. This is usually the largest register in your home. The air return is where air is sucked back into the ducts, towards the central furnace. This is a register that doesn't have movable blades, so it is always open. Since the air return is such a large and important juncture in your airflow, you need to also make sure it is in an excellent location. Unfortunately, this often means it needs to be in a visible hallway or larger room. But this does not mean you cannot hide the air return register behind furniture. But you don't want to necessarily block the flow of air.
There are some good and bad things about having floor registers. First of all, they can be nice because they mix up the angle of airflow and can't create different patterns of circulation. Forcing air upward can definitely increase your air's reach, especially when the majority of the registers in your home are mounted on a vertical wall. However, floor registers need to be cleaned more often because dust and dirt can fall into them. Floor registers are also annoying, and possibly dangerous, to walk on. So they need to be put in the corner of the room where they will not be walked on and also where they won't be covered up by furniture or flooring.
In the end, it is easier design your air register system if you are able to visualize how your furniture will be arranged in each room and how you plan to utilize that space. Contact a residential air conditioning installation expert for more information.