Ideally, the air from you central heating and air conditioning system comes out of every vent equally and appropriately for the size of the room. But for many reasons, that just doesn’t happen in many homes. That’s where a register booster fan can make a real difference.
Maybe your house is old and the ducts are leaky. Maybe it’s brand new but the HVAC system was put in by the contractor before you bought the house and the warranty doesn’t cover the ductwork. Maybe you live in an apartment and don’t have any control of how the ducts are configured. But if there’s a room in your house where cold or warm air is coming through the vent but there isn’t very much of it, buying the best register booster fan you can find can make a real difference in your life.
These fans won’t work if the duct is completely broken or clogged and no air is getting through. And they won’t work if the air coming out of the vent isn’t very warm or cool. But if there’s nice air coming out that just doesn’t blow with enough force to reach your bed, your desk, your living room sofa or wherever you want it to reach, a register booster fan can help you with that.
A register booster fan is simply a fan that’s designed to fit into or over a vent. The best ones plug into an electrical outlet so the fan has enough power to make real difference. That means you need an outlet fairly near the vent.
You may want to consider other factors when buying your register booster fans, including:
– color, if the look of the room matters to you
– noise, especially if you’ll be using it in a small, echoing room
– design, since some fit into vents and other sit on top.
Obviously, fans designed to go into vents or replace existing vent covers must be precisely sized and may not be appropriate for registers in apartments where you can’t make changes to the property, but those that fit on the outside should work well in those cases.
There’s no reason to be uncomfortable and there’s no reason to spend thousands having your ducts redone if a register booster fan can help you. Why not give one a try and increase the comfort in your home?