Ground Up: 3 Reason to Stick to Floor Vents When Building a Home

5 January 2017
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If you are building a home from the ground up, you may get to select the locations of your plumbing and HVAC. How you structure your HVAC will be determined by the design and the square footage of the home. When selecting your HVAC system and the place near your heaters, you should consider putting heaters on the floor. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider putting the HVAC vents on or near the floor instead of the ceiling or top of the wall. 

No need for the inner floor heating

If you are getting hardwood or tile floors in your home, you know how cold the floors can be in the winter time. If you put the heating vents on the floor or at the bottom of the wall, you may not need the extra charge of inner floor heating. If comfort means a lot to you, you should put the floor vents near the floor to wake up to a properly heated room. Be sure that the vents are inside of each room and in a place that will help to properly heat the floors every winter morning and night. 

The science of heat rising

The science of heat and heating means that vents that are near the floor are best. Hot air tends to rise up towards the top of a room or space due to warm air having less weight than cool air. If your vents are at the top of the room, the air needs more force the heating into the entire room. If the vents are towards the bottom, hot air will automatically rise to heat the entire room. If you want to make sure the entire room reaches a comfortable temperature quickly, you may want a vent near the bottom of the floor. 

Ease of cleaning

If you want to keep the heating vents clean yourself, a vent that you can reach from the floor will work at any age. You can close up the vent and sweep around it on a regular basis so that you can make sure the area around it is clean. You can also vacuum around and on the HVAC vent. Wiping down the outside of the vent will help keep the dust away and make sure that the hot or cold air can easily flow through. Being able to clean your heating and cooling vent systems will keep the system healthy. 

To learn more, contact a HVAC installation company.