If you have the typical builder grade ceiling/sidewall registers, replacing those with commercial models will make a huge improvement. Comfort is better because air can be more precisely directed, and pressure drop is lower reducing duct leakage. I highly recommend register upgrades to those who can afford to shell out the approximately $20 per register. 4 things I've found when using commercial registers for the ceiling:

1: Do not try to use the 821's to control air volume, you will need to upgrade to a higher end register if you want volume control. IMHO registers shouldn't be used for volume control anyways, it should be done by duct dampers

2: In areas with significant heating degree days point registers DOWN to get the warm air to the floor. This also helps with all the warm air not collecting at the ceiling like you have with builder grade registers.

3: Since these registers have so much more free area throw is affected if you try to make the air go multiple ways. I've found they perform best when throw is in ONE direction.

4: One you have installed these in your house you won't ever be happy with builder grade registers again. Plan on buying more commercial registers for your next house. Yes, they are THAT good.

Commercial registers, I use the 821 series for my house:
http://www.hartandcooley.com/Libraries/Product_Literature/HC_GRD_Ca...

Views: 261

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

How'd you get interested and or learn about Hart & Cooley?

I wasn't happy with the 4 way registers that were installed in my home when I bought it. It made no sense to have heat and AC blowing 4 directions when the registers were 2' from the wall/corners. One bedroom had a 4 way on the SIDEWALL, conditioned air was directed at the ceiling!! A trip to the local HVAC supply house and I found the 821 series registers, bought one for the sidewall and liked it. Replaced the others soon thereafter. Seriously, you need to try at least one and you to will be hooked.

RSS

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Colin Genge commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal
"Pressurize the house to +25 Pa. Use smoke on the registers to identify leakage to outdoors then use…"
6 hours ago
Tim Reynolds replied to Alan Gindt's discussion Minneapolis Blower Door, Pressure Pan, and Bacharach CO 3 For Sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"I was wondering if you would sell the pressure pan by itself and for how much? Thanks -Tim"
15 hours ago
Profile IconTim Reynolds and angela hines joined allen p tanner's group
Thumbnail

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
15 hours ago
Profile IconAllen Rathey, Kevin Love, Shannon Kahl and 1 more joined Home Energy Pros
15 hours ago
angela hines replied to Alan Gindt's discussion Minneapolis Blower Door, Pressure Pan, and Bacharach CO 3 For Sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"What is the price for them together? What is the price just for the blower door set?"
yesterday
Alan Gindt replied to Alan Gindt's discussion Minneapolis Blower Door, Pressure Pan, and Bacharach CO 3 For Sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Yes"
yesterday
Anna Jursik's blog post was featured
yesterday
Everblue posted a status
"New Energy Auditor Jobs posted on our Massachusetts Job Board! Check them out: http://www.everblue.edu/hiring/job-board/massachusetts"
yesterday
Everblue posted events
yesterday
angela hines replied to Brooke Ingram's discussion 3 full sets of testing equipment available for sale! in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Hi is the Minneapolis blower door set still available?"
yesterday
angela hines replied to David Allen's discussion Like new! Great Deal! Minneapolis Blower Door system, Duct Blaster and Flir i-7 Infrared Camera for sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"I am interested in the blower door and camera. Are they still available? If so i will buy. Please…"
yesterday
angela hines replied to Alan Gindt's discussion Minneapolis Blower Door, Pressure Pan, and Bacharach CO 3 For Sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Is this still for sale? I am interested and would want to buy."
yesterday

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service