Your home’s architecture can make a remarkable difference in your HVAC system’s operation. But the last thing many homeowners want is for that difference to manifest on their monthly energy bills. Higher ceilings will undoubtedly affect the HVAC serving your home. Continue reading to learn more about how your HVAC system might be impacted.
Higher Ceilings Mean More Space
When your house features high ceilings, that automatically means more space. On the surface, this sounds amazing. But this configuration means your HVAC system will have an even more demanding workload whenever you run it. A properly sized and optimized HVAC system will be a lifesaver for your wallet. That’s because they will help mitigate the downsides of elevated ceilings. At W.E. Kingswell, we can help crunch the numbers and determine the proper system size you need.
The Efficiency of Ductwork
Without well-maintained ductwork, the HVAC unit won’t run as efficiently. So no matter how high or low you set your thermostat, you might not feel any warmer or cooler. Likewise, running your AC on a hot day takes longer for the cool air to help you feel better.
The Impact of Ceiling Fans
At first, you might be skeptical about how ceiling fans can help. As it turns out, they’ll spread the air around more quickly and effectively. When you have high ceilings, that reliability will give you some peace of mind. All you need to do is spin the blades differently. This setup means you’ll have to run them clockwise to move the warm air closer to the floor in the winter. Meanwhile, running the fan blades counterclockwise in the summer will help cool air circulate throughout your home.
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