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How to Properly Seal Vents with Silicon between the Plenum Box and Drywall

How to Properly Seal Vents with Silicon between the Plenum Box and Drywall

When it comes to installing a new air vent or air register, there’s a lot to consider. Importantly, a tight seal will help mitigate the risks of leaking air which can, in turn, support the system’s effectiveness and energy efficiency.  How is it carried out? When replacing vents, there arises a prime opportunity to seal your roof heat from the HVAC system. When paired with a properly sealed duct system, this becomes a vital component of an HVAC system that is both effective and efficient. But how does one go about sealing vent covers with silicone between the plenum and...

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What If I Need To Return My AC Vent?

What If I Need To Return My AC Vent?

Linear air diffusers can be a great addition to any home. However, sometimes, things just don’t go according to plan. When that happens, it helps to have a company at your back that puts customers first. That’s what we’re committed to here at Texas Buildmart. If anything has gone wrong with your AC vent cover or plenum box purchase, our straightforward returns policy ensures we will make it right.  The TexasBuildmart.com Returns Policy Here are the fast facts to know about our customer-friendly returns policy: In most cases, items can be returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment Customers...

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How to Properly Seal Vents to Plenums from Sweating with Insulation Tape

How to Properly Seal Vents to Plenums from Sweating with Insulation Tape

Whether you’re a seasoned contractor or a novice DIY enthusiast, you may be familiar with the issue of sweating AC Vent Covers. The issue however doesn’t involve the AC Vent Cover but condensation around the Air Vent itself; when the difference in temperatures (where hot air meets cold air) around your air vents, particularly those that aren’t well enough insulated, it isn’t uncommon to see “sweat” forming around our air vents.  While it isn’t uncommon, it can be a serious issue! Consistent moisture around our air vents can be conducive to the growth of mold, mildew, and other serious potential...

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How to solve a size issue (too small of a vent hole, too big of a vent hole)

How to solve a size issue (too small of a vent hole, too big of a vent hole)

Replacing your aging air vent register grilles is a great way to enhance your space; the benefits of installing newer and sleeker air vent covers, linear AC vents or linear slot diffusers are immeasurable —  and can include improving the aesthetics of the space while making cleaning and maintenance easier. But — what do you do if the hole is too large, or too small, for the kind of HVAC grills that you’d planned to install? Over the years, standard sizes, which can already vary based on region and construction style, have shifted. As such, linear diffusers and other air...

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The Difference between Modern AC Vent Covers and Linear Slot Diffusers

The Difference between Modern AC Vent Covers and Linear Slot Diffusers

When it comes to HVAC grills, there are a lot of options out there, including registers, circular diffusers, and linear slot diffusers. Linear slot diffusers are beloved for their streamlined aesthetic and practicality; but, exactly what is a linear slot diffuser — and how do they differ from modern AC vent covers? And what about registers? What’s the difference between a register and a diffuser?

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