Last week when we moved, I noticed tha whenever the furnace kicked on the carpet in my dining room was moving... My husband did a little investigating and found the previous tenants had carpeted over a register!
Off to our local True Value store we went and we picked up this 12"x4" register vent for $7.99.
My husband installed it in a matter of minutes, after cutting the carpet to install it. It was the easiest of all of our projects so far. The vent slid right in and has made a huge difference, and probably made an impact by making our home safer. I had noticed the dining room was putting off a funny, hot smell before installing this. The register being covered by carpet was probably a fire hazard.
My cat is the only one who is not happy, as he really enjoyed laying near where the register was covered, as the floor was REALLY warm there.
The vent is durable, it opens and closes easily, and matches well with the others in the house.