Young children are curious creatures, and they tend to grip not only their toys but also the floor vents. They can drop small items into the air vents and even end up hurting themselves on them. It can be a challenge to prevent them from touching this component of your HVAC system. 

Read on for tips on how to childproof your HVAC registers. 

Place Screens

You can place filters or screens on the registers to prevent toys from ending up in the ducts. Cut the screens to fit your ducts, attach it to the inside of the vent cover, then replace it. One more thing you can do is invest in air filters that are made for your vents. Like screens, these filters will prevent objects from entering your ducts while still allowing air to circulate properly. You can also use both screens and filters for added safety. Moreover, an experienced air conditioning service provider can help you determine the best filters to use for your registers.

Keep Registers in Place

To prevent your child from lifting the registers, secure them with screws or nails. Doing so will also keep objects out of your ducts. Instead of screws and nails, you can also use double-sided tape or velcro to keep the registers in place. This way, you won’t have to drill holes in your floor and will still be able to keep your child safe. 

Replace Metal Vents With Plastic

Plastic is a safer alternative to metal since this material isn’t as sharp. These vents are available in many home improvement and online stores. You can use them as replacements for your metal wall or floor registers. 

Whether you need an air conditioner repair or replacement, Air Comfort is here to help. You can rely on our experienced team for your residential, commercial, industrial and marine HVAC needs. Call us at (409) 833-5665 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services.