The purpose of ceiling fans is to help distribute heated or cooled air more efficiently in rooms that have high ceilings
You can show off beautiful craftsmanship and features such as exposed beams, skylights, and chandeliers in a condo or home with vaulted or cathedral ceilings. Did you know that high ceilings can affect your heating, ventilation, and A/C unit and energy costs? A higher ceiling increases the area that can be heated or cooled by your heating, ventilation, and A/C system. You can expect your system’s workload to increase if you have moved from a condo with low ceilings to one with cathedral ceilings, which will result in higher energy costs. One way to compensate for the elevated ceilings is to install a right-sized heating, ventilation, and A/C system. Consider square footage, ceiling height, and other factors when sizing the system. Due to the design of the HVAC duct, high ceilings can also reduce the efficiency of your heating, ventilation, and A/C system. It’s important to remember that hot air rises, so in the wintertime most of your home’s heat will drift to the ceiling. It is actually likely that in the summer, the cooling system will have to work a lot harder to keep the extra room cool. If you do not want to give up your high-level ceiling, you can work with a professional to install a low- and high-return air register in the room, instead of taking down your high-level ceiling. In the summer, you can shut down the lower return with dampers or magnetic covers and allow the high return to take away heat from the ceiling. As a result, a better build-up of cool air can be achieved. In the wintertime however, you’ll need to do the opposite. The purpose of ceiling fans is to help distribute heated or cooled air more efficiently in rooms that have high ceilings. In the wintertime, run the fan blades in a clockwise direction so that heat from the ceiling can be removed and pushed downward by the fan. When you want to get cooler in the summer, reverse the direction of the fan’s rotation to create a breeze that will cool you down.