No matter how clean your home is, regular cleaning of your floor register is essential because it will build up dirt and dust over time and disrupt circulation in the long run. Before you jump into cleaning, be aware of the composition of your register. The best way to do this is to check the care instructions on the product and follow accordingly. Also, make sure you turn off the heat, cooling and/or venting fans before cleaning. Not turning off your ventilation system while cleaning vents may trigger on the blower and thus, kick dust and grime into the air thereby creating more dirt for you to clean.
While there may be exceptions that permit you to cover your floor register like in the case of pets with small paws or a crawling or learning-to-walk baby with tiny feet, you are strongly advised against covering while your vent system is on. But there are coverings specifically designed for your floor register, so avoid using rugs or furniture as coverings.
Best Floor Register
This floor register has a solid steel face design with premium plate finishing. It is a very durable piece ideal for both contemporary and traditional patterns.
Decor Grates’s offering is an oriental steel plated floor register with a brushed nickel finish. Its damper box is made from high impact plastic that prevents rusting. Itfeatures a variety of styles and finishes to match any décor.
This Rocky Mountain Foods pick is a heavy-duty walkable floor register with premium finishing. It features an easy adjust-air supply lever.
Safety is an important box to check when having a floor register installed. Be sure to get a floor register that meets all security checks of the occupants in your household to prevent accidents and if need be, get help to have them properly installed.