Future Smart vent sizes

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    Daniel Myers

    Hi Paul,

    We are bringing our latest 6x14 to market shortly and then will be looking into new sizes, especially the sizes seen more in the South and Southeast - larger squares and rectangles. Hard to give a timeline yet but definitely something we are going to expand into.

    Cheers,

    Dan

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    Nathan

    I'd like to second this. My house has nothing but 8x8 square vents, and that means none of your sizes are small enough to fit. Please consider doing them as soon as possible!

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    Donny Yeh

    Agreed. 7 out of 9 of my vents are square. Since my house is old with addons, the temperature varies alot from room to room. Please consider this as soon as possible as I would rather purchase from Flair then a competitor like Keen.

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    Daniel Myers

    So one question on the square sizes - I assume they are all on the ceiling - preferences on the grill pattern/throw?  Assuming its all ceilings, perhaps we could do a curved blade design?  We could also stick with the current design to keep things consistent if that would be preferable since many homes have a mix of sizes.  I'd also like to make the front plates out of aluminum instead of steel (save on weight) if its ceiling only - any preferences there? 

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    Donny Yeh

    All of my vents (7 square and 2 rectangle) are all ceiling vents. I would prefer if the grills are the same for consistency. I like the idea of using aluminum instead of steel, however, would these dent and crease easily?

    These are just my personal preferences. But if you move forward with square vents, how many variants would you offer at once? I have three different square sizes, bathrooms have the smallest vent, then bedrooms, then larger rooms.

    I appreciate the quick feedback.

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    Daniel Myers

    Aluminum shouldn't have any mechanical issues, they are commonly used for ceiling and wall vents so long as an adequate gauge is used.  Do you mean you would prefer grills that match our current design or grills that would be consistent across the square and larger sizes?

    In terms of new sizes, I'd imagine that we'd likely target an 8x8 and 10x10 next since as best we can tell, those are the next two most popular sizes but are still reviewing tickets and what not to try and verify that those are the best next sizes to make.

    For the 3 sizes you have - what sizes are they?

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    Nathan

    @Daniel Myers - I have eight 8x8 vents and two 6x6 vents, most on the ceiling. Also - thank you very much for participating in these conversations, it's much appreciated.

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    Daniel Myers

    Nathan - "most on the ceiling" - are the 8x8s all in the ceiling or also on the floor?

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    Donny Yeh

    The third ceiling size for squares is 12 x 12, which covers the larger common areas of the house. 

    For the pattern, I would like it to be consistent with the patterns of your current offerings. However, I'm not sure if the pattern causes efficiency issues for ceilings.

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    Dave Verba

    Throwing my hat in the ring here. I'm interested in purchasing flair vents as well but will hold off until an 8x8 model is launched as that is what I have in my ceiling as well. Very interested in seeing these come out. 

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    Nathan

    Daniel Myers, all 8x8s are on the ceiling. So I have seven 8x8s in the ceiling, one 6x6 in the ceiling, and two 6x6s in a wall.

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    Travis Mesologites

    Adding a +1 to the 6x6 vents. The second floor of my home is filled with these ceiling vents.

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    Pradeep Mouli

    Perhaps this is a stupid question, but any thought been given to trim kits for support alternate sizes, like keen?

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    George B

    Currently have 10x10 aluminum square vents that throw in 4 directions.  be good to have a modular design or something for square vents so different covers could be used depending on size.  Really want to get flair but no ceiling square vents are offered.

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    Will Urban

    I recently purchased 14 of the 4x12 vents for my floor on the 1st floor. I would love to do my second floor. Has there been any more consideration given to the 8x8 units, which I need for the ceiling upstairs? If so, any idea on a timeline yet?

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    Richard Desaigreen

    @Daniel Myers, any updates on the 8 x 8 vents? I have several in my walls and ceilings. Would be ready to buy 7 of them and 7 pucks to go with them if they were available.  Would be great to get a timeline as others have requested.

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    Joshua Gore

    @Daniel Myers I too would love 8x8 and 10x10 vents as my ceilings have them in Southern California. Pretty big market out here.

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    Chris Knabenshue

    I also have a lot of square vents (both large and small).  One is in a bedroom, which has given me hesitancy in "pulling the trigger" on buying Flair as I can only get Smart vents for 3 out of 4 of my bedrooms :(

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    Richard Desaigreen

    9 months and 10 posts. Would be good to get a response and update here from the Flair team. Thanks and Happy Friday.

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    Daniel Myers

    Happy to weigh in here from the Flair side. We are working on a something pretty big that will enable us to launch a bunch of new sizes.  I know thats vague and unsatisfying but I can't share the details just yet.  I can share that one of the absolutely top priorities is building more smart vent options.

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    Richard Desaigreen

    That’s great news Dan and thanks a lot for jumping on here and letting us know. Do you have any sense of timing? Even something vague like “before the end of 2022” or “early 2023” would be helpful.

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    Daniel Myers

    I'd say that we'll have some announcements in the coming couple months and hope to have at least a few of the new sizes around the end of the year.  Generally tooling and testing take 3-5 months for a new size but we might be able to compress that a bit.  Of course after testing is done, we can kick off a build and that has some lead time as well for components/assembly/freight hence a Q4 estimate.  Definitely an aggressive timeline but also very doable.

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    Richard Desaigreen

    Love it! Thanks for the info Dan, very much appreciated!

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    Eduardo Marques

    What's the status of smart vent sizes? I'd like to buy them but my house currently has 10x10, 16x16, 6x12, 4x8.

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    Chris Knabenshue

    Hoping for 14x14 myself

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    Eduardo Marques

    I'd need at least 10x10 to get started with the system, since my first floor where I have most of the issues is 10x10 and 6x12.

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    Shawn Winters

    Same here.  10x10 would be huge to get my cape setup with flair.  

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    Chris Knabenshue

    Any updates by chance on new sizes?  Just got my flair vents - so excited!  Really hoping to get a 14x14 one for my last bedroom!

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    Daniel Myers

    For those asking about 14x14 - can you confirm that this is the size of the hole in the wall and not the exterior dimensions of the vents?

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    Chris Knabenshue

    Hi @Daniel Myers, yes the 14x14 is measured by taking current vent grill off and measuring the actual vent hole. I hope this helps!

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