When you update your HVAC system, you may also hope to purchase new, nicer floor registers. Maybe you want a wood register to match your flooring or a decorative register that isn’t an eyesore in a beautiful space. While many floor registers are available, we believe a metal register is the best investment you can make in a room. At Genuine Comfort, we want you to know why we think metal floor registers are your best choice for your home and HVAC system.
Whether your floor registers are located under furniture or are in a spot where they’ll be walked over regularly, metal registers are much more durable than their wood and decorative counterparts. They can withstand the weight of furniture sliding over them and won’t bend or break under the weight of a person walking over them. While wooden registers are beautiful, they may be more brittle than metal. They cannot withstand body weight and may crack under the pressure of someone walking over them or furniture sliding over them, even if they are installed flush with the floor.
They Throw Air Better
Unlike wood and decorative registers, metal registers are designed to throw air up the walls of your home, ensuring your space is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. With decorative registers, you may notice that your home has cool and warm spots throughout. These warm and cool spots are because of the shape of the blades on the register.
If they are not designed to move air throughout to regulate temperature, your floor registers may not benefit your home. Decorative registers may allow air to flow freely, but they are not designed to be the most efficient for a space. By investing in metal registers, you’ll ensure proper temperature regulation in your home, making you and your family more comfortable.
They’re Easier To Maintain
Regarding maintenance, it is much easier to maintain and clean your metal registers than any other floor register options. To maintain a metal register, you may simply have to pull it out of the vent and wipe it down to remove dust or debris. Wood registers installed flush with the floor will need to be removed with a screwdriver before you may clean them.
Better For Wet Rooms
If you’re changing out the floor registers in rooms exposed to water, including kitchens and bathrooms, investing in metal registers is a good idea. While wood registers are visually appealing, they are more susceptible to warping if exposed to too much moisture. Metal registers, on the other hand, aren’t impacted by exposure to moisture and are a better option for these rooms. If you are looking to get new floor registers for wet rooms, make sure you’re getting metal registers to ensure longevity.
They Handle Temperature Better
The temperature flowing through your vents will vary significantly as the seasons change. Because of this temperature variation, you’ll want floor registers to handle the fluctuation. Metal registers can handle variable temperatures better than wood registers. They aren’t likely to crack under temperature changes the way a wood register may. If you live in a place with a more significant variation of weather, a metal floor register may be your best option to avoid replacing wood registers that can’t handle changing heating and cooling temperatures.
Choosing The Right Floor Registers
If you’re looking for the right floor registers for your home, you may not know where to begin. To pick the right floor register, you’ll want to measure it to ensure it will properly fit your vent. From there, it’s a matter of selecting the right color for your space. Metal registers come in various colors, including black and white, and in metal finishes, such as gold or bronze. If these colors don’t match your space well, you may paint the register. To do this, you’ll want to sand and clean the register to remove and dust or debris. Then apply primer and paint it the color of your choice.
Try Changing Out Your Floor Registers
If you’re noticing that you’re still experiencing cold or warm spots in your room, even with an improved HVAC system, you may want to consider replacing your floor registers. Changing out the floor registers is a much less expensive option to verify that the problem isn’t your HVAC system. Homeowners often notice that the temperature in their rooms improves simply by installing new metal floor registers.
Investing In Your HVAC And Floor Registers With Genuine Comfort
If you want to invest in a new HVAC system and floor registers, our team at Genuine Comfort can help you. With years of experience and happy customers, we’re confident that we have an answer to every question or concern you have. Our high-quality heating and cooling systems can make your home more comfortable for years to come. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us or have any questions about your home’s heating and cooling system, contact us today.