Changing All My A/C-Heating Ceiling Vents for Better Airflow

Cozy Winter Bedding, Tartan for a Winter Bed

Welcome to the 680th Metamorphosis Monday!

Not the most exciting Before and After but I am currently in the process of changing out all the air vent covers throughout the upstairs part of my home. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. My home is almost 40 years old and some of the original vent covers are looking very tired.

I’ve started with these two here in my bedroom. It has always bugged me that the vents pointed downward and not out into the room. Originally, they were angled to the left and to the right along the wall. During a previous visit years ago, an A/C guy helped by bending the vent blades (or whatever they are called) so they weren’t pointing straight at the head of my bed. That was an improvement but it didn’t fix the fact they weren’t pointed out into the room where the heat/air conditioning really needed to blow.

Tartan Bedding for the Winter Bedroom

 

I didn’t think to take a photo of the old vents before I removed them but they looked just like this one in my guest bedroom. It’s hard to see in this photo, but they look a bit dingy in person–not as white as the ceilings. Again, the vents originally pointed to the right and to the left, but the A/C guy changed that for all the upstairs ceiling vents so they would point straight down since that worked better for each of the upstairs rooms.

Old Vent Cover

 

These are the new vents I’ve been purchasing. Hard to see in a photo, but they look much more open and less restrictive. This photo below is one of the two in my bedroom. I like that it has a one-way direction/flow because I can slant it to blow away from the wall and out into the room. I ended up slanting it a bit more after I took this photo. The blades are slightly curved so that helps direct the airflow, as well.

New Vent Cover

 

That makes much more sense than having it blow straight down along the wall and onto my bedside lamps. Really, I feel like they used the wrong style vents in this house when it was first built. They should have always been the style that directed the air out into the room and not to the left and the right along the wall, as they did originally. I just ordered 5 more of these vents for various rooms upstairs. (They are available here: 1-Way Air Vent.)

Cozy Winter Bedding, Tartan for a Winter Bed

 

Once I change out all the vents, I’m going to start working on replacing the intake vents. I’ve already done that with the one in my bedroom, just have a few more to go. They look so much nicer than the old ones! Probably no one will ever notice but me, but I really like how they look. Have you ever replaced any of your old ceiling or floor vents?

Tartan Bedding for the Winter Bedroom

 

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Author: Andy Edwards