Air conditioners are great to have in Texas since our summers can be pretty brutal. We would all prefer it if our air conditioners could work efficiently. One factor that affects their efficiency is your home’s layout. So, how does ceiling height affect their cooling abilities?
More Cubic Feet
A high ceiling is usually seen as desirable since it can make a home feel more spacious. However, it does increase the amount of air you’ll have to cool, and it necessitates the need for a larger air conditioner. Typically, people use a basic formula that tells them what size of air conditioner would be ideal for a certain amount of square footage.
If you have a high ceiling, you’ll also need to take your ceiling height into account. If you don’t, your air conditioner will have to work harder than it’s been designed to, and it may break down prematurely.
Hot Air Rises
Those of us with two-story homes know all too well how hot air rises. In a room with high clearance, hot air can get trapped in the ceiling. To keep hot air from accumulating up there, consider using a ceiling fan. The fan will keep the air circulating so you can feel more comfortable. A ceiling fan can be a great low-cost complement to your air conditioner, and it won’t use that much energy, either.
If you’re getting ready to install central air, think about setting up a system in which there are both low- and high-return air registers in a room with a high ceiling. In the summer, shut the lower return so that the high return can remove heat from the area close to the ceiling. For those of you in Ingram who need assistance with the installation of your air conditioner, our team at Trademark Air Conditioning can help you.
At Trademark Air Conditioning, we’ve been in the industry for more than three decades. In addition to installing, maintaining, and servicing air conditioners, we do the same for heating units, and we also have experience with water heaters and indoor air quality solutions. Call to schedule an appointment.Tags: AC Efficiency, AC Tips
September 19, 2022 6:58 pm