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Selecting a wall vent


When it comes to selecting a wall vent, there are several important factors to consider. The right wall vent can improve ventilation and air quality in your home or building, while also providing protection against the elements. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when choosing a wall vent: https://www.hvacexpress.com/wall-vents/

  1. Material: We use high quality, American sourced material. Wall vents are typically made from plastic, aluminum, or steel. Plastic vents are lightweight and affordable, but may not be as durable as metal vents. Aluminum vents are lightweight and corrosion-resistant, while steel vents are sturdy and durable, but may be more expensive.
  2. Size: The size of your wall vent will depend on the size of the duct it's attached to. Make sure to measure the diameter of your duct and choose a vent that fits properly.
  3. Shape: Wall vents come in a variety of shapes, including circular, square, and rectangular. Choose a shape that matches the style of your building and complements your existing ventilation system.
  4. Application: Wall vents are used for either exhaust or intake and have three variations. Screen and damper for exhaust only applications. Screen only for intake. Damper only for exhaust without the screen for applications where fire hazards are present (dryer vent).
  5. Insect screens: Insect screens can be important if you live in an area with a lot of bugs. Look for a wall vent that has a mesh screen to keep insects out.
  6. Water resistance: If your wall vent is exposed to rain or other moisture, look for a vent that is water-resistant (aluminum, stainless steel). This can help prevent water damage and mold growth. This will depend on the material chosen
  7. Noise reduction: If you want to minimize noise from outside, look for a wall vent that has a noise-reducing design. Some vents have insulation or baffles that can help reduce sound transmission. The damper doors on our vents are lined with a noise reducing foam seal.

When selecting a wall vent, it's important to consider all of these factors and choose a vent that meets your specific needs. By doing so, you can ensure proper ventilation, protect against the elements, and improve air quality in your home or building.