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Cleaning Aria Vents

ARIA VENTS - Are they good for air flow?

Aria vents are gaining popularity with homes and businesses looking for a new way to design and showcase the interior to be more pleasant to the eye. As a furnace and duct cleaning company, one of the things we’ve been cleaning for over 40 years is registers, vents, cold air returns and many other areas in which your home continuously sucks and blows dust  through your HVAC system. 

Aria vents have grates or covers that open and close to control air flow. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them a popular choice for both residential and commercial applications. Aria vents are not only aesthetically pleasing, but claim they offer the same air flow of a regular register. They can be installed in minutes, and they look great in any setting.

Aria vents are a popular choice for homeowners throughout Canada who want to match the walls and floors of their home with its design. These vents come in a variety of colours and styles, making it easy to find a match for any colour or design scheme. 

ARIA VENT IS A COOL CONCEPT … NOT EASY TO CLEAN

Aria Vent built into the floor
Aria Vent installed in a home.

However, as attractive as they may be, Aria vents can be difficult to clean.   The slots and crevices can easily become clogged with dust and dirt, which can reduce air flow and cause the vent to restrict air flow. In addition, the paint or finish on the vent can be easily damaged if it is not cleaned properly. For these reasons, it is important to consult a professional furnace and duct cleaning before installing Aria vents in your home. They can help you understand and choose the right style and color of vent and show you how to clean it properly so that it lasts for years to come.

RESTRICTIVE AIR FLOW

The concept behind the Aria Vent it is quite impressive. Air vents are set up in a way that allows the air to flow around the outside of the vent but not through the centre. We are stating that this can be very restrictive.  Many homes depending on how the duct work was installed may have many bends and elbows. Of course the more bends there are and the layout of the ductwork in your home could result in poor airflow even before you even install the Aria vent.

Aria vent as a cold air return
Aria Vent as a cold air return. Not as easy to clean and could restrict air flow

Keep in mind if you are installing the Aria Vent, you may be required to remove it prior to any HVAC cleaning company coming in to clean it.  It’s more important if it CAN be cleaned after installing. The main reason is that depending if you installed over Tile, Vinyl floor or wood flooring  all of these are beautiful in decor but not practical for cleaning and ongoing maintenance.

When you’re undertaking renovations of any kind, it’s important to remember to have your furnace, HVAC and air duct system cleaned. This is especially important if there is any drywall dust or any other dust debris from installation and maintenance.

Leaving this dust in your system can lead to a variety of problems, including decreased energy efficiency, and even health problems.  Fortunately, it’s easy to have your HVAC system cleaned by a professional licensed techs like Vacu-Man. In most cases, the cost is minimal compared to the benefits. By having your system cleaned, you can ensure that your home is healthy and comfortable, both during and after renovations.

If you’re unsure or you need assistance please give us a call 905.333.5454 or online at the time of installing your Aria Vents  to ensure that you have it cleaned correctly and properly  for the long-term maintenance and care of your home.