Children are a curious bunch to have around your home, and as such it can be expected that they’ll get into anything and everything. With their natural curiosity, it’s possible that they’ve already discovered the vents in your home. Unfortunately, there are risks to them that can come with messing around with the registers. Thankfully, however, it is possible to childproof these components.Here HVAC company AAA Air Conditioning, Inc. lists four methods you can use to childproof your HVAC registers.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Secure the Registers – Your children may be able to lift the registers in your home if you don’t keep a close eye on them. You can’t watch them 24/7, however, so what can you do? It’s easy; simply secure the registers to the floor with nails and screws. If your registers are made of wood, you can drill or hammer them into place. If they’re metal, meanwhile, consider buying screw-in vents.Screen the Registers – Alternatively, if you aren’t hot on the idea of screwing your registers into place, you can screen them instead. By installing vinyl screening on the registers, you can stop children’s toys and other objects from falling into the vents, all without preventing air from passing into your home.Secure the Outdoor Unit as Well – While your child may not be able to venture outside just yet, they will eventually. As such, if you have an outdoor unit, prepare for the future by blocking it off with fences or shrubbery. Remember to leave some space for your HVAC contractor to conduct maintenance, however, or they may refuse to service the unit.Use Plastic Registers – On the other hand, if you’re concerned about sharp metal vents cutting your child’s fingers, replace them with a plastic register instead to prevent them from hurting themselves if they try to stick their fingers through the vent.Make your search for an AC repairman easier by turning to AAA Air Conditioning, Inc., your number one service provider when it comes to your residential and commercial HVAC needs. Give us a call at (361) 578-3846 or fill out our contact form to get a FREE estimate.
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