Most of us have one room -- if not more than one -- that is warmer or cooler
than the rest of the house. If you have forced-air heating or cooling, but you
still have one room that is hotter or cooler than the rest of the house, a
register vent booster fan can help.
Register Booster Fan Works
A register fan works with your
prevailing air conditioning or heating unit to draw out cold or hot air from
the ducts to help maintain a constant, comfortable temperature in the room.
When your main heating or cooling system shuts off between cycles, heated or
cooled air lingers in the ducts and crawl space. A
register fan pulls this "lost" air
from the ducts.
A simple turn of the dial to "heat" or "cool", along with your target
setting, and you'll begin to feel air being drawn in in minutes. Once the air
has reached your targeted comfort setting level, the embedded sensor indicator
maintains that temperature. The register vent booster fan can also be operated
on "fan" mode to continuously keep air circulating in the room.
Benefits of a Register Booster
A register booster fan is an
inexpensive alternative to space heaters, attic fans, or window or portable
air conditioners. They help to draw out "wasted air" to save energy and money.
Both your furnace and your AC will run less frequently, which will lower your
utility bills. A register fan is
capable of boosting central furnace or air conditioning by up to 60 percent,
and most register fans can lower or raise the room's temperature by three to
five degrees or more.
Because register fans use low voltage DC fans (similar to fans used to cool
a computer), they require very little electricity to operate. For added
convenience, some vent booster fans come equipped with a remote control.
Because they are available in neutral colors and sit flush against the floor
or wall, they blend in with any decor.
Set-up and installation of a register
fan is simple because most fans simply glide into your existing
register vent openings. However, some models can be mounted on the ceiling or
wall if you wish.
Overall, register booster vent fans are easy to install, quiet, affordable
to purchase and run, and most importantly, they work.