How to Choose Vent Covers

Ceiling vents are little openings you have on the ceiling with the sole purpose to heat up, cool down or clear the air inside the house/building. Proper ventilation, as well as central heating/cooling, is considered to be the most effective way of regulating the temperature inside a building. However, it needs to be done the right way.

What Is a Ceiling Vent?

A ceiling vent is actually the opening connected to the main ventilation in the building that makes the air in a room circulate. Ceiling vents can also help with heating up and cooling down, considering they are attached to an air conditioner (central heating/cooling). Having holes in your living room, dining room or bedroom is not very visually appealing. That’s why along with the ceiling vents you need to install vent covers too. They do a great job of making the vents look compact and part of the whole décor and do not affect the quality of the ventilation.


Air conditioner covers are usually made out of steel and have an antique design. They include dampers and aid the airflow control. There’s quite a big range of vent cover designs so that you can easily match yours with the rest of the interior design. There’s nothing uglier than ceiling vents and covers that “stand out” and make the room seem out of balance. That’s why you need to choose yours wisely. You can choose a white one if you want it to completely blend in and “disappear” on the wall, or you can go for the black cast iron vent covers which you can match with black furniture pieces or even go a step further and create a black wall.

Aside from ceiling vents, you can also create vents built into a wall no matter if it’s brick or stone. The wall vent covers can fit with the wall surface perfectly so that everything looks compact and you can even paint them over to meet your home décor requirements. They’re quite decorative actually and make for a subtle but nice-looking wall decoration. Then again, if you don’t like the idea of ceiling or wall vents just standing in the middle no matter what colour they are, you can get creative and camouflage them. You can do that by matching the colour of the walls and covers or creating some sort of art installation on the wall that has vents.

Iron cast heat covers are very durable and once you get yours, know they will last you forever unless you decide to change them, of course. But, since it’s a long-term investment, make sure it’s one that looks nice and makes your home look even better. You should always decorate with intention. Most of the time, the external appearance is as important as is the quality of the items you have at home.

How to Install a Ceiling Vent Cover?


Considering you already have a ventilation system in your house, all you need to do is attach the ceiling vents frame and cover onto the existing vent hole. You can do that by simply screwdriving the frame and the cover. In order for you to be sure that the ceiling vent frame and cover aren’t going to fall on someone’s head, use drywall anchors for the screws. Drywall anchors allow for a more secure installation. They are recommended especially for installing vent frames and covers because they are rather heavy and need something to hold them tightly. The same goes for the wall vents or vents you might have on the ground. Other than that, you don’t need special equipment to attach your vent covers, so it will be a piece of cake for you to do it.

Why Are Ventilation and Central Heating/Cooling Important?

Having a proper ventilation system at home means that the air will circulate constantly therefore there won’t be any build-up of hot air that in the long term can cause damage. On the other hand, poor ventilation can make it difficult for you to maintain proper temperature both during summer and winter. In summer you’ll find it hard to cool down your home if the hot air is trapped, while in winter it will be a lot harder to heat up the space and you can also face mould and ice dams. These are all problems you can avoid by simply investing in a good ventilation system.


Central heating is the perfect solution for heating up every corner of your house evenly. It might be a bit more expensive but for comfort, it’s totally worth it. By combining heating, ventilation and air conditioning you create the perfect living conditions inside your house no matter what time of the year it is. I mean, since you’re drilling holes in your walls and ceilings and bending over backwards to pick covers that match your décor, you might as well make it worth your while.

There are a ton of benefits of having proper ventilation at home as well as central heating/cooling. In the long term, central heating is more efficient and money-saving than the individual heating elements you might be using. Plus, it’s way more convenient to operate one thing instead of a dozen separate heating devices. With central heating, the risk of malfunction happening or the need for repairs is minimal, which isn’t the case with other heating solutions. And central heating is much safer to use and less likely to cause some sort of damage in your home.

Central heating/cooling allows you to control the temperature inside your home more easily and more precisely. As I mentioned before, it’s much easier to control one device that affects the whole house than several different ones at the same time. You’ll forget all about the chilly night and super hot summer days once you start using central heating/cooling and ventilation. Many of the problems you were facing because of poor ventilation and poor temperature control will miraculously disappear. That’s more than enough reason to consider switching.