Heating and cooling system vents are a necessary element of most homes since they supply climate-controlled air to every room. While the vents themselves are really useful, how about the vent covers? While you might choose for the standard white louvered style found in most homes, those vent covers have a number of drawbacks in addition to their industrial appearance. Replacing the vent cover with a more unique and elegant grille that compliments rather than detracts from your decor is a far superior solution. Fortunately, replacing old vent covers is a simple task. There are some really great online stores that offer a wide range of stunning styles and historical replicas to replace your old vent cover with a functional work of art. Let’s have a look at the simple methods to get it done.
What You’ll Require:
- Screwdriver with Phillips head
- Screw anchors made of plastic
- brand-new vents
- Cleaning materials for beginners (rags, duster, etc.)
- In some circumstances, use a flashlight.
- Measurement tape
Don’t worry, this is a simple process, and most of these beautiful vent covers usually come with all of the necessary hardware.
Replacing Old Vent Covers: A Step-by-Step Guide
1. First, select your new vent covers.
It’s helpful to know which type of cover you’ll be replacing before you start. You can choose from a large range of gorgeous, high-quality vent covers and return air grilles from any of these shops offering them online. These covers are usually made with the highest quality materials and processes. Remember to measure the size of your old vent covers while buying replacement covers. You can be confident that the new ones will fit precisely this way. You should also count the number of vents so that you can purchase adequate covers for all of them, creating a uniform appearance throughout your home.
2. Remove the Old Vents.
A screwdriver is usually sufficient for removing the vent covers. In rare circumstances, the screws may be trapped, making it easier to loosen them with a lubricant. Before you begin, double-check whether you’ll need a flathead or Phillips-head screwdriver. You’ll also need a spot to dispose of your old covers. They are accepted as scrap metal by most recycling centers.
3. Clean Your Vents.
You’ll probably notice dust and other material inside the vent now that the cover has been removed. Now that you’re already there, clean down the vent as thoroughly as possible. This will help keep dust from spreading throughout your home. Next, use flat black paint to paint the ductwork behind the grille. You may either paint your duct with an inexpensive paint brush or with a can of Rust Oleum Flat Black Primer spray paint. If you’re going to use a spray can, make sure to mask the area around the duct so that no black paint gets on your walls or ceiling. You can’t see a galvanized steel duct behind your new decorative grille since you painted the ducts flat black. Tape a duster or rag to a stick if you need to reach deeper into the vent. If necessary, you can utilize the broom’s end. A flashlight is also recommended for visibility inside. You might also wish to remove debris with a vacuum hose so it doesn’t fly about.
4. Put in the New Vents.
The most critical part of installing your new vent covers is to use a level to avoid screwing the grille in incorrectly. Levels are useless when it comes to placing a new grille on the ceiling. If you put the grille with both sides equidistant to the nearest wall, your grille will be parallel to the wall and look wonderful. Otherwise, simply place the cover over the vent, secure it with a screw, and you’re done! Then it’s on to the next one.
Now, your new vent cover adds elegance to your home apart from its real purpose.